GPH simulators to benefit from North Platte's Giving Day campaign

Published: May. 2, 2017 at 10:14 PM CDT
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For doctors, learning to make quick decisions in the delivery room can be the difference between life and death.

"We are talking about prenatal resuscitation, respiratory distress, heart issues which are not very frequent occurrences in a hospital room, but everyone needs to be well trained," said Great Plains Health pediatrician Dr. Soogandaren Naidoo.

For the past several years, Great Plains Health has turned to simulators to help their medical staff prepare for real-life scenarios.

"They allow us to really hone our skills on the things that we do see on a regular basis," said Great Plains Health obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Ben Klug. "This as well gives us an opportunity to practice and see some of those things that we don't see."

Doctors say simulators Victoria and baby Super Tory do just that.

"We are able to mimic real-life scenarios with labor, with normal labor progression, with abnormal labors, complications of delivery, and complications post-partum under a more controlled setting.," said Dr. Klug.

The medical staff at Great Plains Health have their sites on the highest degree of simulation technology to ensure a successful outcome.

"If you are not doing it all of the time, you just don't have the confidence and there is a lot of thought process that goes into it," Dr. Naidoo said. "I think the more people practice this, the better they get at it, and the far better outcomes we will have with babies or any patients that require these services."

An open house to view the simulators is scheduled for Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the hospital.

Donations can be made to the following sites. They will also be accepted anytime after May 3rd.

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