The Simulation in Nursing Education Obstetric Scenario Set, in conjunction with the Laerdal SimMom Advanced Simulator, offers twelve (12) realistic and challenging scenarios that focus on high-risk, low-frequency birth events.
Preparing for these situations requires an effective team that possesses the knowledge and skills required to act quickly, decisively, and accurately for both the mother and child. The scenarios allow healthcare providers to prepare for emergencies such as shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord prolapse, and postpartum hemorrhage in a risk-free environment.
The scenarios address major learning objectives applicable to all types of undergraduate nursing programs and would also be a fruitful refresher course for both new and experienced obstetric staff. For ease of use and to support the integration of the scenarios into curricula, the following features are included in all scenarios:
• A list of the 2010 NCLEX-RN® Test Plan Categories that are being addressed in the scenario
• A list of the nursing diagnoses that the students should be able to identify during simulation
• Guided reflection questions mapped to the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies for use during the debriefing
• Appropriate documentation and order forms to help enhance realism
The scenario set consists of six (6) core scenarios that reflect basic assessment, safety and infection control, prevention of complications, and communication skills; and six (6) complex scenarios that expand upon the basic scenarios. The complex scenarios are based on the same patient history, but require recognition and management of complications, advanced team collaboration and communication.
All scenarios, mapped to the 2010 NCLEX-RN® Test Plan Categories, are designed to encourage participants to assess and manage the patient during and after birth. The students should identify and prioritize patient problems, demonstrate appropriate communication, produce accurate documentation of the delivery progress and perform key interventions for safe and effective patient care.
Topics for the scenarios have been chosen based on the NCSBN prioritization national survey.