This article comes with a warning. Could you handle watching a live birth? What about a simulated birth with a lifelike mannequin having contractions, screaming in pain, and experiencing blood loss?
You see, the facilities and scenarios at VU’s new state-of-the-art laboratories for nursing, midwifery and paramedics are so close to reality, students often need debriefing afterwards.
Before a qualified paramedic can respond to a critical incident, a midwife deliver a baby, or a nurse help save a life, certain critical skills must be developed and honed.