Date(s) - 15/03/2014
08:00 - 17:00
When: Saturday March 15th, 2014
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: University of Ottawa Skills & Simulation Centre (uOSSC)
LOEB Research Building, Civic Campus 725 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Y 4E9
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SOO (STRUCTURED OPERATIVE OBSTETRICS) INSTRUCTOR’S COURSE The purpose of the of SOO course is to teach participants the management and technical surgical skills needed to perform a caesarean section and other operative obstetric skills.
BACKGROUND: Shortage of trained personnel in emergency obstetrical services often means that women cannot get the care that they need during labour and delivery. This remains one of the principle reasons for high maternal mortality and morbidity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Learners in surgical programmes frequently are called upon to provide services at a relatively early point in their career. The provider’s course brings the concept of structured operative learning to early obstetrical training. The goal is accelerating surgical proficiency. SOO course was successfully piloted in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) and given in Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
METHODS: The SOO course is designed to be participant centred, problem based and clinically relevant. It has been modified to meet the needs of the African partners. Currently, it consists of 3 main components: 12 lecture series; 7 laboratory sessions and clinical practicum. The interactive lectures include reviews of basic topics in Obstetrical and Surgical care using adult learning concepts. In the laboratory sessions, the learners practice basic surgical techniques (suturing and knot-tying), vaginal delivery skills (postpartum hemorrhage, retained placenta, cervical laceration, vacuum extraction) and caesarean sections skills (skin to skin simulation using models).
OBJECTIVE: The format of the course has changed. Previous course participants will review and update their skills. New participants will discuss and practice the philosophy and methodology of instructing the Structured Operative Obstetrics (SOO) course in resource limited settings.
TARGET: This course has been modified and will benefit previously certified SOO instructors and health professionals specializing in Obstetrics and Gynaecology including PG3 residents.