One of the most important moments in a person’s life is experiencing the miracle of birth. But aside from being important and a usually joyous occasion, it can also be dangerous. This is why it is extremely important that whoever is overseeing the delivery is competent and experienced at what to do should something go wrong. So usually, you’ll want a doctor who knows his business well to take care of it. But what about a new doctor? After all, everyone has their first time. How is it that new doctors can go into the work field ready? That all boils down to training.
In medical school, proper training is everything. One needs to be ready for whatever illness or injury they will face with their future patients, and childbirth is also something that must be adequately prepared for, But since delivering a child as an apprentice isn’t going to be part of every medical student’s training, then what will give them the experience needed?
Well, medical manikins, especially birthing simulators can really help in this area. A medical manikin is essentially a dummy, and a birthing simulator is a whole body dummy that represents a woman giving birth, complete with child and all. Using this training aid, medical students can adequately prepare for the real thing, and have a sense of familiarity before undertaking an actual birth.
Study in books and journals isn’t enough. Medicine is a very hands-on thing and needs to be physically experienced and worked with. These medical manikins allow for doctors to give good practice to their techniques and procedures, before ever touching an actual patient. This makes for safer practice and better results.