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Resident Performance in a Surgical Skills Workshop on the Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage

2012 ASL Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To teach residents uterine-preserving techniques used to gain hemostasis at the time of laparotomy.

STUDY DESIGN: Residents were videotaped performing suture techniques on uterine models fashioned from golf club headcovers. Eight weeks later they attended a faculty lecture and again were videotaped. They were given a written pretest, posttest, and eight-weeks-delayed test. A surgical skills scoring checklist was used for blinded videotape analysis.

RESULTS: Twenty residents participated and 16 completed all workshop components. Residents showed significant improvement in checklist scores (10.2 +/- 3.9 vs 16.5 +/- 1.0, P = .001) and written test results (4.9 +/- 1.8 vs 7.2 +/- 1.7, P = .001 compared to posttest; 4.9 +/- 1.8 vs 6.2 +/- 1.6, P = .012 compared to delayed test) after the lecture. PGY1 pre-lecture checklist scores were significantly lower compared to other residents, however, post-lecture scores were similar among PGY levels.

CONCLUSION: Resident performance in the postpartum hemorrhage workshop improved after the faculty lecture.

Key words: hemostatic suture, postpartum hemorrhage, surgical skills workshop, uterine model, videotape

Topics: 2012, Resident, Residency Director, Patient Care, GME, Assessment, Simulation, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, General Ob-Gyn,

General Information

Date Presented
2012 ASL Abstract

Simulation, Evaluation of Clinical Performance

Intended Audience
Resident, Residency Director

Copentencies Addressed
Patient Care

Educational Continuum

Educational Focus
Assessment, Simulation 

Clinical Focus
Minimally Invasive Surgery 
General Ob-Gyn

Resident,Residency Director,
Patient Care,
Clinical Focus
Maternal-Fetal Medicine,General Ob-Gyn,

Author Information

Primary Author
Michael Aaronoff, MD 

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