Gundersen Health System Welcomes Avbirth to Simulation Center

Avbirth Automated Birthing Simulator

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Healthcare education has entered an era of innovation, and Gundersen Health System is at the forefront of this revolution. With the integration of cutting-edge technology like the Avkin AvBirth, the world’s only fully-automated wearable birthing simulator, Gundersen Health is transforming the way students learn and prepare for the intricacies of childbirth and maternal care.

Avkin AvBirth: A Closer Look

The Avkin Avbirth stands as a groundbreaking tool in healthcare education, meticulously designed to replicate the physical experiences of pregnancy and childbirth. Its components simulate various aspects of the journey from pregnancy to labor, offering an immersive learning experience for healthcare professionals and students alike.

Gundersen Health System’s Implementation

Gundersen Health System has embraced the AvBirth to elevate the standard of education for its students. By integrating this technology into their curriculum, they’ve provided an invaluable hands-on experience that bridges the gap between theory and practice. Through simulated scenarios, students can navigate the complexities of childbirth, from understanding fetal positioning to managing labor pains.

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Benefits for Students

The utilization of Avkin AvBirth at Gundersen Health System offers numerous advantages to aspiring healthcare professionals:

  1. Realistic Simulation: Students can engage in lifelike simulations, fostering a deeper understanding of the physical and emotional aspects of pregnancy and childbirth.

  2. Empathy and Communication: The suit enables students to empathize with expecting mothers by experiencing the sensations and challenges they face, improving their ability to communicate and provide empathetic care.

  3. Risk-Free Learning Environment: In a controlled setting, students can make mistakes, learn from them, and refine their skills without risking patient safety.

  4. Critical Decision-Making: By navigating simulated scenarios, students develop critical thinking and decision-making skills crucial in high-pressure healthcare situations.

  5. Enhanced Patient Care: The immersive experience translates into improved patient care as graduates enter the workforce equipped with a deeper understanding of maternal health.

How Gunderson Received Funding

The Future of Healthcare Education

According to Carley Buisman on Linkedin, Gunderson received their Avbirth using donations from Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH).

If you are seeking funding for training equipment, you typically go through a structured process to secure financial support.

Firstly, they identify their specific training needs, outlining the equipment required to enhance the quality of healthcare education and patient care.

With a clear understanding of their requirements, they often submit proposals or grant applications to CMNH or affiliated organizations, detailing the intended use of the funds and the impact it will have on healthcare training and patient outcomes.

These proposals undergo review by committees or boards within CMNH, evaluating factors such as the potential benefits to patients, the hospital’s capacity to effectively utilize the equipment, and the alignment of the request with CMNH’s mission.

Successful proposals receive funding, enabling hospitals to acquire state-of-the-art training equipment crucial for enhancing medical education and ultimately improving the care provided to children and families in need.

For more info about how funds are distributed, check The CMNH FAQ page.

The integration of Avkin AvBirth at Gundersen Health System represents a leap forward in healthcare education. This innovative approach not only prepares students for real-world scenarios but also revolutionizes the standard of care they’ll provide in the future.

Conclusion

Gundersen Health System’s adoption of the Avbirth exemplifies a commitment to excellence in healthcare education. Through this immersive and innovative tool, students are empowered to become compassionate, competent, and well-prepared professionals, ensuring optimal care for mothers and infants in the years to come.


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