Precipitous deliveries last less than 3 hours from contractions to birth.
In March 2016, Orange County Health Department took important steps towards preparing their staff for precipitous delivery. Staff partnered with UNC to use state-of-the-art simulation technology to develop their skills with practice on UNC’s pregnant simulator ELSA. Simulation enables providers and support staff to learn through experience in a supportive environment. Simulation training has many advantages: active learning, trouble-shooting, team building, emergency planning, communication fostering.
If your clinic is interested in partnering with UNC for obstetric simulation training, please contact Denise Shaver.