Reflections on Simulation and Global Health
5 May 2022
Sarita has just delivered her fourth baby at home, in a small village in India. She has been anxious throughout her pregnancy and concerned for her and her baby's safety during childbirth. The nearest hospital is 63 km away from her village, and the only medical help available at the time...
Creating Confidence Amid Chaos
The Power of Simulation-Based Learning
29 November 2021
After a year of "bedside tutorials" online due to COVID-19 pandemic, I was excited to trade my pajamas for my stethoscope and begin in-person placements. However, as a fourth-year medical student re-entering the clinical environment, a year of online training had certainly left its mark on my clinical confidence...
Obstetric neonatal emergency simulation workshops in remote and regional South India: a qualitative evaluation
14 October 2021
Healthcare facilities in remote locations with poor access to a referral centre have a high likelihood of health workers needing to manage emergencies with limited support. Obstetric and neonatal clinical training opportunities to manage childbirth emergencies are scant in these locations, especially in low- and middle-income countries...
ONE-Sim: global health education program
2 December 2020
The unmet need
Maternal and neonatal mortality continues to place a substantial burden on resources in low- and middle-income countries. Most maternal deaths worldwide occur in low-resource settings, and many are due to preventable causes such as postpartum haemorrhage, infection and pre-eclampsia. On the other hand...
Breaking the COVID-19 Barriers to Health Professional Team Training With Online Simulation
27 October 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic led to disruption of most interprofessional simulation workshops in our center, including the obstetric and neonatal emergency simulation or ONE-Sim workshops for medical, nursing, midwifery students, and health professional staff in Australia and overseas.
We devised online versions...
Online interprofessional simulation for undergraduate health professional students during the COVID-19 pandemic
11 September 2020
This report describes the Obstetric and Neonatal Simulation (ONE-Sim) workshop run in a remote learning format for medical and midwifery students in an interprofessional setting during the COVID-19 pandemic. It explores the observation of students as participants in the online learning of using Personal Protective Equipment and simulation-based learning of perinatal emergency management. This was...
Lessons learnt from an obstetric and neonatal emergency simulation program in India
28 July 2020
Combined obstetric and neonatal emergency simulation based training is gaining popularity in healthcare settings. Methods: In this qualitative study, through semi-structured one to one interviews, we evaluated participant attitudes, perceptions of retention of learning, and application to clinical practice one year after a simulation workshop. Audio recordings of interviews were transcribed, collated...
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Introduction of an undergraduate interprofessional simulation based skills training program in obstetrics and gynaecology in India
18 April 2019
Interprofessional simulation based education (SBE) improves core clinical skills and team training in obstetrics and gynaecology. In this innovative study, the introduction of an undergraduate interprofessional SBE program for teaching obstetrics and gynaecology skills in India was evaluated. The study attempted...
Mobile obstetric and neonatal simulation based skills training in India
7 February 2019
The developing world has a significantly high risk of women and babies dying during childbirth. Interprofessional simulation training has improved birth practices and outcomes by impacting clinical and non-technical skills like communication, teamwork, leadership and effective use of resources. While these programs have become...