Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:715–721 DOI 10.1007/s11845-017-1593-0 O R I G IN AL ARTI CL E An international assessment of trainee experience, conﬁdence, and comfort in operative vaginal delivery 1 2 2 2,3 2,4 • • • • • D. A. Crosby A. Sarangapani A. Simpson R. Windrim A. Satkunaratnam M. F. Higgins Received: 9 February 2017 / Accepted: 28 February 2017 / Published online: 7 March 2017 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2017 Abstract OVD, most notably increased comfort in Irish trainees in Aim The aim of this study was to assess Irish and Canadian pre-procedure assessment skills of OVD. obstetricians in training (‘‘trainees’’) experience, conﬁ- Conclusion With falling OVD rates worldwide, training dence, and comfort in performing operative vaginal experience is declining. Despite higher numbers of OVD delivery (OVD). within the Irish trainee group, there was no difference in Study design Trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in trainee conﬁdence between the two groups. These results the University of Toronto and the Royal College of suggest that a high number of cases as primary operator Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) were invited to participate in may not be required to establish operator conﬁdence in an anonymous online
Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 -) – Springer Journals
Published: Mar 7, 2017
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