Forceps-Assisted Vaginal Delivery Objective Structured Clinical Skills Exam (OSCE)

Format Publication ID Version Published
Case 8562 1 October 26, 2011
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Description

Currently, the average graduate from residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the United States has performed five forceps-assisted vaginal deliveries in the surgeon’s role during training (1). The relative rarity with which this procedure is performed limits opportunities for assessment of competence. This Objective Structured Clinical Examination was designed both to provide formative feedback to learners and to assist with summative manner assessment of competence in the performance of forceps-assisted vaginal delivery.

This learning resource gives instructions and assessment tools to implement a three-station OSCE in forceps-assisted vaginal delivery. The competencies of interpersonal communication and professionalism are assessed as residents complete an informed consent discussion station, medical knowledge and patient care are assessed at a forceps-assisted vaginal delivery simulation station, and patient care and professionalism are assessed at a documentation station.

Citation

Petruska S, Bohnert C. Forceps-Assisted Vaginal Delivery Objective Structured Clinical Skills Exam (OSCE). MedEdPORTAL; 2011. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/8562

Educational Objectives

  1. To conduct an informed consent discussion for operative vaginal delivery.
  2. To perform a forceps-assisted vaginal delivery with the obstetrical simulator demonstrating appropriate technique.
  3. To write a delivery note properly documenting the procedure.

Keywords

  • OSCE, Operative Vaginal Delivery, Forceps-Assisted Vaginal Delivery, Informed Consent

Specialty

  • Medical
    • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Competencies Addressed

  • Medical
    • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
    • Medical Knowledge
    • Patient Care
    • Practice-based Learning & Improvement
    • Professionalism

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Professional Interest

  • Assessment
  • Evaluation of Clinical Performance
  • Professionalism
  • Women's Health

Organ Systems

  • Reproductive system

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Medical Student
  • Professional School Post-Graduate Training
    • Resident

Instructional Methods

  • Assessment
  • Simulation
  • Standardized Patient

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