Simulation is becoming an integral part of medical education and has already a well-established role within anaesthesia training, with many examination questions already modelled on simulation scenarios. The clinical diversity and multidisciplinary nature of an obstetric team creates the ideal environment for simulation training. It enables the team to develop their knowledge of clinical emergencies whilst becoming more aware of the importance of human factors.
Obstetric Decision-Making and Simulation is a practical guide to inspire clinical leads to establish simulation within their delivery suite. The book comprises an extensive obstetric scenario library, with each scenario broken down into learning outcomes, a list of staff and equipment needed, specific stages mapped to learning outcomes with appropriate results/investigations and a checklist of ideal actions to enable the post-scenario debrief. Written by consultant obstetric anaesthetists, Obstetric Decision-Making and Simulation will appeal to medical practitioners interested in facilitating obstetric simulation.
About the Author
Kirsty Maclennan is a consultant in general and obstetric anaesthesia. She is Associate Director of Medical Education and Simulation Faculty Chair at Manchester Foundation Trust and is Training Programme Director for Core Anaesthesia Manchester South. Her previous written works include Core Topics in Obstetric Anaesthesia (Cambridge, 2015).
Catherine Robinson is a general and obstetric anaesthetist. She is very active in medical education, training all members of the multidisciplinary obstetric team including midwives, critical care nurses, obstetricians and anaesthetists. She is a human factor and simulation enthusiast, who promotes and facilitates simulation training.