Dilation and uterine evacuation: a review and simulation – UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
Date: Thursday 18 October
Room: 204A Markku Seppala
Time: 14:30 – 17:30
Overview: An interactive workshop to learn about the clinical importance of and techniques for safely evacuating the uterus by D&E
Philip Darney, USA
Jody Steinauer, USA
Sarah Prager, USA
Teresa DePiñeres, USA
Feiruz Surur, Ethiopia
Objectives: After the workshop participants will be able to:
1. Describe the clinical value and advantages of dilation and evacuation (D&E), evidence-based techniques for cervical preparation, and methods to prevent and manage the rare complications of D&E
2. Understand the basic steps and management of and prevention and management of complications of D&E through hands-on simulation experience
3. Access video-based modules, simulation tools, and other resources for D&E
An overview of dilation and evacuation – Presenters of this panel will describe D&E prevalence and when D&E is a critical technique to use. They will then review D&E steps, methods for cervical preparation, and prevention and management of rare complications. Presentations will be followed by a group discussion about individual participants’ perspectives and questions.
D&E techniques: a practicum – Faculty will review simulation materials available to participants. Participants will be given the opportunity to use simulation models and view online materials to support them in their training in these skills. Resources will include partial skills trainers, video resources, and team-based training tools.
A discussion to review clinical care and resources – We will close the session with the opportunity to answer questions, review challenges of implementation of D&E in specific settings, and share resources.