She may not feel or walk but Rosie, the Trust’s permanently expectant mother, can push, scream and even deliver.
The Realistic Obstetric Simulation & Interactive Experience- or Rosie as she is known – is the Trust’s brand new state-of-the-art birthing simulator, designed to allow both trainee and experienced practitioners to replicate real patient scenarios in a safe and controlled environment.
Rosie is the latest edition at Wexham Park’s WexSim suite - a facility which houses various simulators, ranging from pre-term birth through to old age.
During the launch, maternity staff, including midwifes, consultants and anaesthetists, were presented with the obstetric emergency scenario of shoulder dystocia, whereby the shoulders of the baby fail to deliver immediately after the head. The team were quick to act, working together to deliver Rosie’s baby quickly and safely.
“In maternity, what we want are patients who walk in healthy and walk out healthy”, says Mr Abdul Wagley Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.
“The art of Obstetrics always carries a risk and we want to be best prepared. Rosie helps us train the entire team not just in a specific task, emergency or complication but also in situational awareness, leadership development, and communication”, continues Mr Wagley, who is also obstetric lead for simulation at the Trust.
“She will allow cross-speciality training and ultimately enhanced patient care”.
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