Obstetric simulation for a pandemic

Allison Eubanks, Brook Thomson, Emily Marko, Tamika Auguste, Logan Peterson, Dena Goffman, Shad Deering

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Abstract

Objective: In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, guidelines and recommendations are rapidly evolving. Providers strive to provide safe high-quality care for their patients in the already high-risk specialty of Obstetrics while also considering the risk that this virus adds to their patients and themselves. From other pandemics, evidence exists that simulation is the most effective way to prepare teams, build understanding and confidence, and increase patient and provider safety. Finding: Practicing in-situ multidisciplinary simulations in the hospital setting has illustrated key opportunities for improvement that should be considered when caring for a patient with possible COVID-19. Conclusion: In the current COVID-19 pandemic, simulating obstetrical patient care from presentation to the hospital triage through postpartum care can prepare teams for even the most complicated patients while increasing their ability to protect themselves and their patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number151294
JournalSeminars in Perinatology
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • obstetrics
  • simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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