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A simulator for training critical incidents in labor and delivery Willem van Meurs, PhD INEB - Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica (Porto, Portugal) Ciência.

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1 A simulator for training critical incidents in labor and delivery Willem van Meurs, PhD INEB - Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica (Porto, Portugal) Ciência 2007 Lisbon, Portugal, April 12-13, 2007

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3 A simulator for training critical incidents in anesthesia and intensive care

4 A simulator for training critical incidents in labor and delivery? Incidents. 4th Confidential Enquiry into Stillbirth and Death in Infancy: Half of intrapartum deaths associated with suboptimal care likely to have contributed to outcome: About 260/y in the UK Morbidity: Brain damage! Maternal mortality and morbidity Legal pressures

5 A simulator for training critical incidents in labor and delivery? Existing technology. Anatomy? Physiology?

6 A simulator for training critical incidents in labor and delivery! Training program consisting of 15 norm scenarios Software containing a model-driven simulation engine generating maternal and fetal vital signs Mannequin technology developed with industry A unique scoring model

7 A simulator for training critical incidents in labor and delivery! 2003: Project started 2006: Demonstration to potential industrial partners 2007: Industrial contract 2009: Commercialization

8 (Inter)national collaborations Faculdade de Medicina, UP. Medical Education Technologies, Inc., Sarasota, FL, USA. Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA.

9 A simulator for training critical incidents in labor and delivery Willem van Meurs, PhD INEB - Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica (Porto, Portugal) Ciência 2007 Lisbon, Portugal, April 12-13, 2007


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