Obstetrics & Gynecology Names Labor & Delivery Simulation Article One of Year’s Best

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Obstetrics & Gynecology, often known as the “Green Journal,” has named an article co-authored by CMS’ Senior Director of Clinical Programs Roxane Gardner as one of its best articles of the year.

The article, titled “Simulation to Improve Trainee Knowledge and Comfort About Twin Vaginal Birth,” was authored by S.R. Easter, R. Gardner, J. Barrett, J.N. Robinson, and D. Carusi, and can be found on PubMed. The goal of the article was to present a simulation-based curriculum for the vaginal delivery of twins and determine the effect of this curriculum on trainee learning and effectiveness.

In the article, the authors state their belief that simulation has an important role in helping healthcare providers to manage “high acuity, low frequency” events such as twin vaginal delivery. The study looked at the pre-training and post-training knowledge of 24 Obstetrics and Gynecology residents, 18 of whom completed pre-event and post-event surveys. The article also provides links to the curriculum and the surveys used for researchers interested in reproducing the article’s results.

The summary article, titled “What’s New in Obstetrics and Gynecology Simulation: Best Articles from the Past Year,” can be found on the website of Obstetrics & Gynecology and was written by Marianne Burda.