At the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics conference being held in Vancouver this week, a company called Gaumard is demonstrating how its lifelike simulators can help train doctors, nurses and midwives. The simulators speak, blink, breathe, bleed and can birth a baby who will cry and need its umbilical cord clamped once it has emerged. The models have an anatomically correct birth canal, a dilating cervix and pelvic landmarks. Their newborns dip down and rotate in the birth canal, just as in real life. Trainees can practice breech deliveries, c-sections, forceps, and vacuum-assisted deliveries as well as skills to prepare for scenarios that may be unusual and/or potential deadly.
View a video and read the full article from the Vancouver Sun here.