Undergraduate midwifery and medical students’ interprofessional management of simulated post-partum haemorrhage

G McLelland, Anne Tremayne, Virginia Plummer, H Hall, Arunaz Kumar, B Carr, Christine East, Heather Buttigieg, Shavi Fernando, Amy Corlass, Samantha Dix

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Simulation training for qualified inter-professional teams demonstrates improved outcomes of post-partum haemorrhage (PPH). We evaluated the potential for benefits from IPL to undergraduate midwifery and medical students’ development of clinical knowledge, communication, problem-solving and self-efficacy when caring for women with a PPH.
We developed a scenario of a woman having a PPH that required midwifery and medical students to work collaboratively. Self-reporting questionnaires were administered prior to the session, then at one month and four months following. Purpose-developed multiple-choice questions (MCQs) measured students’ clinical knowledge. Two validated tools were used: Self-Efficacy Beliefs in Inter-professional Learning (SEBIL) and Satisfaction with Simulation Experience Survey (SSES). Descriptive statistics and repeated measures general linear model statistics were calculated (IBM SPSS V25).
44 students participated in eight simulations. There was evidence of improvement in their self-efficacy from the pre-simulation exercise to both the initial and second follow ups (F = 13.2, 2df, P = 0.001). Sustained increases in the students’ reports on ‘Debrief and Reflection’, a measure of satisfaction, were also evident pre and post simulation (F = 4.9, 2df, P = 0.02). Students scored a mean of 12 correct responses to the 15 MCQs at each measure.
Students indicated improvements in their self-efficacy and teamwork, through participation in the IPL, despite no changes in clinical knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-19
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019
EventAnnual Congress of the Perinatal-Society-of-Australia-and-New-Zealand 2019 - Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 17 Mar 201920 Mar 2019

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