A Simulation Model for External Cephalic Version

Title

A Simulation Model for External Cephalic Version

Creator

Baaklini Carla;Menassa N;Larios JT;Ballas DA

Publisher

Cureus

Date

2020
2020-12-30

Description

Breech presentation complicates as many as 4% of all deliveries. External cephalic version (ECV) is a procedure that involves the external rotation of the fetus through the mother's abdomen from a breech position into a cephalic position. It provides a beneficial alternative to cesarean section (CS) as it is less invasive, more cost-effective, and mitigates many of the maternal health risks associated with CS. Though ECV has become more widely used in recent years, studies have shown that a large percentage of residency programs lack proper training pertaining to ECV, increasing the need for additional educational intervention. A well-supported method of procedural training that has demonstrated efficacy among trainees is the incorporation of simulation models. While many models have already been developed for various obstetrical procedures, few easily reproducible models currently exist for ECV. The purpose of this study was to develop a reconstructible ECV model that could be utilized for practice by trainees in the field of obstetrics. This study's proposed ECV model along with a lecture that was presented to residents and data on the effectiveness of the model and comfort with performing the procedure was collected and analyzed. The results demonstrated that when compared to baseline prior to training, levels of comfort with performing an ECV increased amongst trainees after practicing on the model.

Subject

education; simulation; external cephalic version; training model

Format

journalArticle

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Issue

12

Volume

12

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine
NEOMED College of Medicine Student

NEOMED Department

NEOMED Student Publications
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Update Year & Number

February 2021 List

Affiliated Hospital

Summa Health System

Citation

Baaklini Carla;Menassa N;Larios JT;Ballas DA, “A Simulation Model for External Cephalic Version,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed March 4, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11574.

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