Objective: The clerkship director at our rural, accelerated three-year campus asked me to develop content that covered the OB competency of induction of labor. I wanted to stress national guidelines, simulate the impact of some interventions in a way that was more engaging than a lecture. We both agreed to the importance of the topic and wanted a reference for the learners to have as they used the APGO WellMom app in their clerkships.
Methods: After many meetings on design and format, we developed an immersive tabletop game where learners play in teams of four as characters in a labor support group. As they move through early term pregnancy to delivery they encounter some challenges, a few complications and support from their community. While every player goes home with their baby, the team that wins has the most community resources.
Results: Players seemed to have fun and enjoy this method of learning. It has been played by two classes on our campus and presented at a local conference at the main MCW campus earlier this year.
Conclusion/ Discussion: Laborland could be developed further, tested, validated and refined to apply to different learning environments, communities, languages and cultures.
Related APGO Publications/Modules: WellMom app, describe common inpatient obstetrical procedures with indications and possible complications with consideration of value-based care, induction of labor, Discuss commonly asked questions concerning pregnancy, labor and delivery
Topics: Faculty Development Seminar, 2023, Student, Resident, Faculty, Clerkship Director, Osteopathic Faculty, Residency Director, Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Systems-Based Practice & Improvement, Practice-Based Learning & Improvement, GME, UME, Virtual Patient, Simulation, Quality & Safety,