Internal Podalic Version and Breech Extraction: Enhancing Realistic Sensations in a Simulation Model

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Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Experience with internal podalic version and breech extraction is diminishing, especially in the younger generation of obstetricians. Simulation training is essential to teach and maintain these skills.

INSTRUMENT:

We present a mannequin-based simulation method that enhances realistic sensations during training.

EXPERIENCE:

By positioning the fetal mannequin into a thin plastic bag filled with water, the impression of palpating, grabbing, and pulling the fetal feet through the plastic bag is similar to reaching feet through intact membranes. The unique approach of this realistic simulation model makes the experience fun and memorable, which contributes to the didactic value and success of the model.

CONCLUSION:

The simulation model we present mimics the situation and sensation obstetricians experience while performing internal podalic version and breech extraction.

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