Simulations Working Group Toolkit

Welcome to the ACOG Simulations Working Group Toolkit page. Below are surgical simulation scenarios for Ob-Gyns to conduct their own simulation drills. This content has been formally reviewed by the ACOG Simulations Working Group and has been confirmed to be of effective educational value.

This content is intended to be used as an educational resource.  Use of this content is voluntary.  The information contained in this material should not be considered as inclusive of all proper treatments or methods of care or as a statement of the standard of care.  The information is not intended to substitute for the independent professional judgment of the treating clinician.  Variations in practice may be warranted when, in the reasonable judgment of the treating clinician, such course of action is indicated by the condition of the patient, limitations of available resources, or advances in knowledge or technology.  This content was current at the time it was created.    

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If you have content you would like to include in this toolkit, please send your submissions to Anne Arnold (Aarnold@acog.org) and it will be reviewed by the ACOG Simulations Working Group.  


Basic Surgical Skills


Abdominal Incisions


Lo-Tech Model

Objectives

 

 

Simulation

Mannequin Model

Simulation


Knot Tying and Suturing


Knot Tying Board

 

Simulation

Video

Suturing Skills:

Deconstructed C-Section

 

Simulation

 

Vaginal Suturing Trainer

 

Simulation

 

  Needles, Knots, and Sutures

 Simulation

 

     


Tissue Handling and Dissection


       
  Pelvic Sidewall Dissection   Objectives  Simulation  


Anterior Vaginal Wall Dissection

Simulation


Other Procedures


       

First Trimester Uterine

Aspiration

Objectives

Simulation

Abdominal Postpartum

Tubal Ligation

Materials Video

Simulation Video




Gynecologic Tasks and Skills

Hysteroscopy

Basic

Objectives

Simulation

 

Advanced

Objectives

Simulation

 

 


Hysterectomy

Total Abdominal Hysterectomy: Flower Pot Model

Objectives

 

Simulation

Video


Vaginal Hysterectomy:
Flower Pot Model

Objectives

 

Simulation

 

 Video 

 

  Vaginal Hysterectomy:
  Mannequin Model

 

 Simulation

 

  AAGL Vaginal
  Hysterectomy webinar

 

 

  Video

  AAGL Laparoscopic
  Hysterectomy webinar

 

 

 Video



Laparoscopic Emergency

 

 

Overview Video

Retroperitoneal Hematoma

 

Simulation

Trainer
Video

 

Laparoscopic Salpingectomy

 

 

Simulation

 

 

Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy

Balloon Model


Objectives

Simulation

 

Laparoscopic Sterilization

 

Objectives

Simulation

 

 

Laparoscopic Salpingectomy for Ectopic Pregnancy

       

Lo-Fidelity Model

Objectives

Simulation

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Midurethral Slings

 

 

Simulation

Video

 

Obstetric Surgical Skills

 

Breech Delivery

 

Objectives

Simulation

 

 

Cesarean Section

  Lo-Tech Box Model

Objectives

 Simulation

 

 

Mannequin Model

Simulation

 

Postpartum Hemorrhage


       

Uterine Atony

Objectives

Simulation

Abdominal Wall and Perineum

 

Simulation

 

Uterus

 

Simulation

 

 

Shoulder Dystocia

 

Objectives

Simulation

 

 

Vaginal Laceration Repair

Second Degree Vaginal Laceration (Beef Tongue)

 

Simulation

 

Third and Fourth Degree Vaginal Laceration (Beef Tongue)

 

Simulation

 

 Obstetric Laceration

Objectives

   

Office Surgical Procedures

Bartholin Simulation

 

Simulation

 

 

Cold Knife Cone (CKC) Biopsy

       

CKC (Kielbasa Model)

Objectives

 

Simulation

Video

 

Colposcopy

Colposcopy (Hot Dog

Model)

 

Simulation

 

 

Cystoscopy

 

Objectives

 

Porcine Bladder Model

 

  Simulation

Video

Balloon Model

 

Simulation

 


Endometrial Biopsy


 

Objectives

Simulation

 


Intrauterine Device (IUD) Insertion

 

Objectives

Simulation




 

Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

 

Objectives

 

 

LEEP Chicken Breast or Beef Model

 

Simulation

 

LEEP Hot Dog Model

 

Simulation

Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 For additional simulation scenarios, please visit the CREOG Surgical Skills Curriculum.

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