Fetal and Maternal Medicine review



STRUCTURED TEAM TRAINING IN OBSTETRICS AND ITS IMPACT ON OUTCOME


DRAYCOTT a1c1 and CROFTS a1c1
a1 Department of Women's Health, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom

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draycott t   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
crofts j   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 

Obstetric caregivers must deal with a wide range of emergencies, some of which are quite uncommon, and many believe they have achieved a high level of expertise based on study rather than experience. Yet a growing body of work demonstrates that simulation training can sharpen the skills of all caregivers and promote the development of efficient teams capable of reducing the morbidity of these rare events. This paper outlines current recommendations for emergency and teamwork training in obstetrics and reviews different training methods and their effectiveness.


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c1 Address for correspondence: Department of Women's Health, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom.