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Team Training/Simulation

CLARK, ERIN A. S. MD*; FISHER, JANET RN*; ARAFEH, JULIA RN; DRUZIN, MAURICE MD

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: March 2010 - Volume 53 - Issue 1 - p 265-277
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181cc4595
Postpartum Hemorrhage

Obstetrical emergencies require the rapid formation of a team with clear communication, strong leadership, and appropriate decision-making to ensure a positive patient outcome. Obstetric teams can improve their emergency response capability and efficiency through team and simulation training. Postpartum hemorrhage is an ideal model for team and simulation training, as postpartum hemorrhage requires a multidisciplinary team with the capability to produce a protocol-driven, rapid response. This article provides an overview of team and simulation training and focuses on applications within obstetrics, particularly preparation for postpartum hemorrhage.

*Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Correspondence: Erin A. S. Clark, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Suite 2B200, 30 North 1900 East, Salt Lake City, UT. E-mail: erin.clark@hsc.utah.edu

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.