Obstetric Safety: The Security Apparatus Enhanced the Self-Efficiency of Medical Students in Vaginal Birth Practice in a Simulation Trial

  •  Kitti Krungkraipetch    


Currently, the safety of patients is an integral part of clinical practice, especially within medical schools. The safety device and the environment had to be concerned when medical education modules were set up. One of the most worriers in obstetrical practice among undergraduates was vaginal birth training. The inadequate safety instrument in training made students loss of their self-reliance and competence. This study aimed to test the effect of a new safety apparatus on the self-confidence and clinical performance of undergraduates on vaginal birth training. The medical students were randomized to this sample and split into two groups for two vaginal birth simulation stations; convention and intervention. The participants’ self-confidence assessment was carried out at the end of trial. In addition, clinical performance ratings on vaginal birth simulation were analyzed by experts during the experiments. There was 40 medical students attended to this trial and found a significant statistical increment in GSE and CPAT scores in the intervention trial. All volunteers were satisfied with the new safety equipment and more confident to taking care of mothers in vaginal birth practices. We concluded that this innovation could boost the confidence of medical students in vaginal birth practices and increase their clinical performance in simulation. However, it needs to be checked again in the workplace.

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