Health professionals’ satisfaction in an interprofessional simulation on labour ward
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Maternal-Fetal Medicine Department, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation and Pain Management Department, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Publication date: 2023-10-24
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Esther Crespo-Mirasol   

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Department, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Eur J Midwifery 2023;7(Supplement 1):A165
A hybrid simulation workshop of an obstetric emergency case was designed as part of the continuing education and training of qualified medical and midwifery staff in a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Department. The aim was to identify an emergent situation in the delivery room, a cord prolapse, and to train communication skills and teamworking. The setting was a delivery room and an operating theatre where deliveries are attended daily. The aim is to describe the healthcare practitioners’ satisfaction undertaking a simulation workshop in a realistic context on the labour ward in a university hospital in Barcelona.

Material and Methods:
A cross-sectional study to healthcare practitioners working at the labour Ward. Participants were asked to complete an online survey. The survey was composed of 25 items to identify health professional’s satisfaction on the simulation-based training in cord prolapse from February to April 2022.

A total of 73 healthcare practitioners from labour ward were trained. 39 questionnaires were completed (53.4% of total participants): 8 obstetricians, 7 midwives, 7 doctors’ residents in Obstetrics, 5 anaesthesiologists, 5 doctors’ residents in Anaesthesiology, 4 students’ midwives, 3 health care assistants. 54% of healthcare practitioners had < 5 years of work experience at delivery suite. Healthcare practitioners were very satisfied with simulation-based training in labour Ward. The workshop was given an overall score of 9.5.

In situ multi-professional simulation for training in an emergency obstetric situation like a cord prolapse is a valuable tool for regular delivery room healthcare practitioners to improve their clinical management.

We would like to thank the healthcare practitioners who participated in this education and training program.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
This work was not supported by any funding.
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