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Uruguayan Medical Journal

ISSN: 1688-0390


Vol.31 - Nº 1 - Mar. 2015

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Training gynecology residents in obstetric urgencies using clinical simulation

GREIF D; BOTTARO S; GOMEZ F; GRENNO A; NOZAR MF; FIOL V; BRIOZZO L
Rev Med Urug 2015; 31: 46-52
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Abstract

Introduction: the need to preserve patients' safety during the learning process has determined that medical training based on the use of simulation has become an ethical must.

Objective: to describe a workshop developed to at the Pereira Rossell Hospital Center to train residents in the resolution of frequent critical situations in obstetrics through clinical simulation.

Method: the program aimed at residents of Clinica Ginecotocológica "A". Seventeen residents took part in the workshop which used simulation as a learning instrument for the first time in our country. Two clinical scenarios were designed, and the goal is for residents to act as if it were a real situation. The workshop covers a clinical list, and in certain cases actors take part ? pretending they are patients. A certain number of items were assessed by their peers, before and after the test and a course satisfaction survey was prepared.

Results: a significant higher rate of correct answers was evidenced in the post-test when compared to the pre-test (92% and 69% respectively), p<0,001. All participants agree on the usefulness of clinical simulation, pointing out it enables their reflecting on their daily practice.

Conclusions: simulation is a favorable initiative to develop the medical education area, since it allows a space for students to develop skills before facing real patients with a greater degree of confidence.