High-Tech Manikins Prepare BayCare Nurses To Save Real Lives

Shared from Dunedin, FL Posted Fri, Apr 1, 2022 at 11:13 pm ET | Updated Fri, Apr 1, 2022 at 11:14 pm ET Reply

DUNEDIN, FL — Bri Gibson remembers the scenario vividly. A relatively new labor and delivery nurse at the time, she can still picture the details and emotions the first time she faced a delivery with a prolapsed umbilical cord.

It’s an emergency situation, causing decreased blood flow and oxygen to the baby. Teams literally sprint to the operating room to deliver the baby safely by C-section. “Every second matters,” Gibson said. “It’s called decision to incision, and it’s all supposed to happen in five minutes or less. It’s just go. I remember who was in what role. I remember the patient. It went so smooth. We had the perfect outcome.”