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Eyes on the Prize: Teaching Students to Manage Obstetric Emergencies and Improve Patient Safety

Objective/Background: Provide participants with the skills to implement a low-cost, interactive workshop that uses obstetric emergencies to teach students about patient safety.  Our session is part of the core curriculum in our Ob-Gyn Clerkship.  Small groups of 3-5 students are assigned different Ob Emergencies, and they work quickly with a small white board to list what actions need to be performed for their assigned case.  Groups then present their plan to the class, and we discuss relevant safety initiatives that have been developed to decrease maternal morbidity and mortality.

Agenda & Interactive Component:  
15 minutes:  Review the increasing demand for active learning in medical education, and the background that led to the creation of this session.
5 minutes:  Distribute vignettes to small groups in the workshop and give the same instructions we give to our students
5 minutes:  Small groups work through their vignettes
10 minutes:  Small groups report back to the large group, and facilitators present examples of safety measures for each scenario (i.e., mass transfusion protocols)
5 minutes:  explain how this format can be used to teach other topics
10 minutes:  Groups create new cases and give them to other tables
5 minutes:  Small groups work on new cases
15 minutes:  Small groups report back to the large group and share feedback 
5 minutes: review feedback from our students

Take-Home Product: We will share our Obstetric Emergencies PPT, and participants can apply this teaching method to other topics in their own curriculums.   

Topics: Team-Based Learning, Quality & Safety, UME, Systems-Based Practice & Improvement, Patient Care, Clerkship Director, Faculty, 2020, Faculty Development Seminar,

General Information


Intended
Audience
Faculty,Clerkship Director,
Competencies
Addressed
Patient Care,Systems-Based Practice & Improvement,
Educational
Continuum
UME,
Educational
Focus
Quality & Safety,Team-Based Learning,
Clinical Focus

Author Information

Alicia Wiczulis, MD; Albany Medical College; Johanna Bringley, DO; Albany Medical College; Fatima Daoud, MD; Albany Medical College

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