IU Health practices childbirth using realistic mannequins


*MIK*) I-U HEALTH RESIDENTS ARE LEARNING ABOUT THE MIRACLE OF BIRTH IN THE MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED WAY POSSIBLE. *BROOK*) NEWS 8’S TRAVIS ROBINSON SHOWS US HOW THEY’RE PREPARING TO HANDLE THE BIRTHING PROCESS LIKE PROS, BEFORE THEY HAVE TO DELIVER A REAL BABY. TRAVIS? G *TRAVI*) YEAH, IT SOUNDS A LITTLE STRANGE…BUT NOW, THE ENTIRE THING CAN BE SIMULATED DOWN TO MINOR DETAILS THROUGH REALISTIC MANNEQUINS. TAKE A LOOK. *REPORTIN*) “HI, MA’AM, I’M DOCTOR CROFT. I’M GOING TO BE HELPING TO DELIVER YOU TODAY.” “AHHHHHHH!” “YOU’VE GOT TO PUSH!” “I WANT AN EPIDURAL!” WHAT YOU’RE SEEING NOW IS NOT AN ACTUAL LIVE BIRTH. THIS IS MERELY A MANNEQUINN USED FOR CHILDBIRTH TRAINING. “GOOD! GOOD! GOOD!” “HERE’S YOUR BABY LUCINA!” “CONGRATULATION S!” “FROM THE NOISES SHE’S BEEN MAKING TO THE 5 POUND BABY THAT COMES OUT OF HER, LUCINA IS A MANNEQUIN, BUT TO THE LEARNER’S OPERATING ON HER, SHE’S ESSENTIALLY A REAL WOMAN.” “DON’T TOUCH ME” “SHE’S PRETTY REAL. SHE CAN PRETTY MUCH DO IT ALL.” “MOST OF THE MANNIQUINS DO A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT YOU OR I WOULD DO. YOU SUSPEND DISBELIEF FOR A SECOND AND REALLY GET CAUGHT UP IN IT.” LUCINA HAS BEEN IN OPERATION FOR THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF AT I-U HEALTH, AND USING HER TECHNOLOGY, LEARNERS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO INCREASE THEIR EXPERIENCE. “WHEN I WAS A NURSING STUDENT, WHEN I WENT THROUGH MY O/B ROTATION, IT’S KIND OF FEAST OR FAMINE. I ONLY GOT TO SEE ONE NATURAL DELIVERY. SO NOW WE CAN BRING THEM IN AND CREATE MULTIPLE DELIVERIES A DAY.” AT MOST, THE 80 THOUSAND DOLLAR MANNEQUIN HAS DELIVERED 30 BIRTHS IN ONE DAY, AND EVERY SINGLE ONE CAN BE A DIFFERENT PROCESS THANKS TO OPTIONS THAT CAN BE SELECTED IN A CONTROL ROOM. “COMMON ISSUES WITH SHOULDER DISTOTIAS OF THE BABY, DELIVERED HEAD FIRST, OR FEET FIRST OR CORD WRAPPED AROUND THE NECK. IT’S A WAY FOR US TO MAKE SURE WE CAN BE ABLE TO GIVE THE RESIDENTS AND THE NURSING STUDENTS AND NURSES AND STUFF LIKE THAT THE PROPER TRAINING WITHOUT AFFECTING A REAL HUMAN LIFE OR TWO IN THIS CASE.” AND EVEN IF IT SEEMS A LITTLE OVER THE TOP “SCREAM” THE EXPERIENCE HELPS PREPARE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS.. AND GIVES EXTRA CONFIDENSE TO PATIENTS. “WE DO HAVE NUMEROUS MANNEQUINS AND TASK TRAINERS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PUBLIC IS CONFIDENT IN THE TRAIING THAT THE DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE RECEIVING BEFORE THEY GET IN THE ACTUAL HOSPITAL.” *TRAVI*) LUCINA IS CUTTING EDGE FOR TRAINING MANNEQUINS RIGHT NOW, BUT I-U HEALTH SAYS THAT TECHNOLOGY IS RAPILY EVOLVING, AND THEY COULD EVENTUALLY SEE EVEN MORE REALISM IN THESE BIRTH

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