The prevailing literature firmly supports simulation training for improving management skills associated with maternal interventions and urgent obstetrical situations (such as shoulder dystocia, eclampsia, and obstetrical hemorrhage).
This article explores a recent study on the effectiveness of vaginal delivery simulation in novice trainees.*
Assessing the Value of Maternal Simulation-Based Training
Following initial didactic instruction on delivery basics (including lectures on pelvic anatomy, labor, and routine vaginal delivery maneuvers), third-year medical students who had performed a simulated vaginal delivery on a birthing manikin received exams which were scored by a blinded observer using a standardized checklist (shown here).