Cesarean Section


Learning Objectives

By the end of this simulation, residents will be able to:

  • Describe the indications for cesarean section
  • Explain preoperative planning for cesarean section including options for anesthesia and patient preparation
  • Demonstrate the steps of a cesarean section
  • Describe possible perioperative complications

Lab Description

This module presents a clinical simulation for training residents to perform a cesarean section. It further explains indications, preoperative planning, and potential complications for this procedure.

Successful completion of an assessment and evaluation is required.



Read the objectives and content for the module. After successfully passing the assessment, print the evaluation form, which will be used by your faculty during the simulation lab or operative procedure. Once you have been evaluated, ask your faculty to sign the form and give it to your program director. Be sure to enter your faculty's name in the module.


Each module contains a description of the simulation needed for the resident's evaluation. Once the resident completes the simulation, sign the evaluation form and instruct the resident to submit it to the program director.

Program Directors

The resident's score will be calculated when the resident completes the assessment. The faculty evaluator's name will also be collected during the assessment. After verifying that all requirements have been met, enter the evaluation form into the resident's records.

Associated Readings

  1. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Safe prevention of the primary cesarean delivery. Obstetrics care consensus number 1. Obstet Gynecol 2014;123:693-711.

Reaffirmed March 2017