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  • Writer's pictureGrethe Heitmann

ExAC Trainer is used to train anesthesia personnel

Updated: Sep 15, 2022

Training in the management of emergency situations improves quality of care and enhances the confidence of the healthcare workers. Østfold Hospital Trust implemented external aortic compression a few years ago and the PPH simulation training has been conducted without a trainer designed for training external aortic compression. This year is the first time nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologist-in-training can practice on a trainer where they can perform the maneuver and evaluate how to reposition the fist in case of inadequate effect. All together 43 anesthesia nurses and 10 anesthesiologist-in-training have been trained over a period of three weeks. They were all asked to evaluate the simulation doll's usefulness for practicing external aortic compression related to postpartum hemorrhage and it was given an average score of 9,8 out of 10 points. 52 of 53 answered that the training increased the likelihood of them performing external aortic compression if indicated in a clinical situation.


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