Clinical Training

Labor & Delivery Team Courses

Highlights & Benefits

Patient safety, Teamwork and Crisis Resource Management

Patient Safety

Patient safety is an integral component of healthcare and many efforts are underway to reduce medical errors and injuries and malpractice claims that result from them. Obstetrical and surgical adverse events often involve failures of team performance. The increasingly high cost of obstetrical malpractice claims has made patient safety and error reduction priorities for loss prevention interventions, with a focus on interventions that improve teamwork and communication.

Teamwork and Crisis Management

Labor and Delivery clinicians can improve their skills in managing and debriefing routine and critical clinical events; managing difficult conversations and disclosure and apology for adverse clinical events. There is now a well publicized need to facilitate a culture of safety, creating an environment that is more open to discussion of medical errors and how team performance can mitigate such errors. By providing training, reflection and deliberate practice in these areas, the courses in Crisis Resource Management for Labor and Delivery clinicians addresses these needs that are not provided in any other venue.

ABOG-Approved

We are very pleased to announce that the Center for Medical Simulation’s Learning Teamwork and Crisis Resource Management (CRM) for Labor and Delivery Clinicians and Improving Teamwork and Crisis Resource Management (CRM) for Labor and Delivery Clinicians (both the introductory and the advanced courses) are now approved to meet the ABOG Part IV Improvement in Medical Practice requirements for 2015-2017. Beginning in 2015, ABOG MOC standards now allow participation in ABOG-approved Simulation Courses to meet the annual Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) MOC requirement. Please review the 2015 ABOG MOC Bulletin for further information.

Lower Premiums

CRICO/RMF insured physicians and midwives who complete a Labor and Delivery course at the Center for Medical Simulation as well as RMF CME website coursework and pass a short test on CRICO obstetrical guidelines qualify for a lower premium underwriting specialty category from CRICO/RMF for two years. Obstetricians insured by Coverys who participate in a Labor and Delivery Crisis Resource Management course at the Center for Medical Simulation qualify for an annual premium discount. Please contact your assigned agent directly for further details on how to obtain this discount.

Learning Teamwork and Crisis Resource Management for Labor and Delivery Clinicians

This full-day Labor and Delivery Crisis Resource Management (CRM) experiential course focuses on event management during simulated clinical practice. Participants include obstetricians, obstetrical nurses, midwives and obstetrical anesthesiologists because collaboration and teamwork among these groups is so important during obstetrical events.

The Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) provides a realistic medical setting equipped with all the supplies and devices normally found in Labor and Delivery. Simulated clinical scenarios and obstetrical procedures are conducted using a computerized mannequin and fetal heart rate simulator equipment. Some obstetrical procedures cannot be easily simulated and require participants to role play, but behave as they would in the real clinical environment.

Participants view their simulation training on video during structured group debriefings that are facilitated by trained CMS instructors who provide practice and supportive feedback. This instruction is intended to enhance teamwork skills and result in a reduction of adverse events and medical errors in actual clinical settings.

The course curriculum is derived from the review of obstetrical claims data, consultation with obstetrical leadership, experience with anesthesia CRM courses and feedback from our successful Labor & Delivery CRM programs.

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    Course Duration
    1 Day
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    Eligible Credits
    7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Improving Teamwork and Crisis Resource Management for Labor and Delivery Clinicians

For those who have previously taken Learning Teamwork and Crisis Resource Management (CRM) for Labor and Delivery Clinicians (L&DCRM-1), this full day experiential course refines and advances principles of CRM for application in real clinical settings.

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    Course Duration
    1 Day
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    Eligible Credits
    7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
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    Prerequisites

    Learning Teamwork and Crisis Resource Management (CRM) for Labor and Delivery Clinicians (L&DCRM-1)