MIAMI, June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2013, 289,000 women and nearly two million babies died during childbirth, according to a report published by the United Nations Population Fund. Simulation training to manage childbirth complications can help to save lives, and from June 11-15, Gaumard® Scientific's realistic simulators for training nurses to handle those complications will be on display in Booth 1021 at the 2016 AWHONN annual meeting at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.
Attendees will be able to practice life-like scenarios, such as shoulder dystocia, placenta previa, nuchal cord, umbilical cord prolapse, breech delivery and postpartum hemorrhage on Victoria®, the most realistic, fully tetherless and wireless maternal/fetal simulator for use in actual point of care training. Obstetric Nurses can set up and operate real equipment, interpret critical information and follow protocols just as they would in real clinical situations using real TOCO, fetal heart rate, and NIBP monitors, plus real pulse oximetry, and EKG.
The most prevalent cause of maternal death during childbirth is post-partum hemorrhage (PPH) and Victoria can be programmed by instructors for a wide range of PPH scenarios. Victoria's vital signs deteriorate over time in response to the selected blood loss, and she can automatically simulate physiological changes in response, including changes in heart rate and blood pressure. A balloon tamponade device can be inserted and inflated to alleviate the bleeding, thus allowing obstetric nurses to be prepared for PPH emergencies.
In addition, attendees will be able to see how Tory™, the most sophisticated neonatal simulator available, integrates seamlessly with Victoria via a wireless link, allowing healthcare providers first to tend to labor and delivery and then to stabilize or treat the newborn. Neonatal nurses can even obtain APGAR scores on Tory.
"Simulation training leads to safer real-world clinical outcomes and ultimately can help to save lives," John Eggert, Gaumard's executive vice president, said. "Victoria and newborn Tory are so realistic that they provide true-to-life training experiences for complications that nurses may experience only a few times during their careers."
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, or AWHONN, supports four million women each year by helping make birth safer, tackling maternal mortality and providing members with the latest evidence-based education. The AWHONN annual convention is the largest gathering of its kind in the United States.
About Gaumard Scientific
Gaumard® Scientific Company has designed, manufactured and marketed simulators for health care education for more than 60 years. Users worldwide – the military, emergency medical services, major teaching hospitals and nursing schools – recognize Gaumard products for their innovation in simulation in the pre-hospital, obstetrics and gynecology, surgical and nursing care segments. In 2000, Gaumard launched the revolutionary family of NOELLE® maternal and neonatal care simulators that changed the way training is conducted. In 2004, Gaumard pioneered the use of fully tetherless technology with the introduction of the family of HAL® simulators. In 2014, the company introduced Victoria™, its most advanced, mobile maternal/fetal simulator as part of the NOELLE family.
Gaumard manufactures its products at its world headquarters in Miami. The company sells simulators through its own representatives in North America and through 200 distributors in 70 countries. For more information, visit www.gaumardscientific.com. Follow Gaumard on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/GaumardInFocus; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gaumardsimulators; and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/gaumardmedsimulators.
View a video of Gaumard customer testimonials at http://bit.ly/1Oqhwcl. To view a video demonstration of Victoria, see http://bit.ly/1OSPBNd; for product photographs, visit the Gaumard online gallery at www.gaumardscientific.com/galleries.
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