Gynaecologists to receive additional training
Gynaecologists in training will in future attend special classes on complications during deliveries.THE NETHERLANDS - The training course is intended to reduce the relatively high rate of infant mortality during nighttime deliveries when inexperienced gynaecologists in training are on their own should complications occur.
At night, the mortality rates are nearly 25 percent higher than during the day, partly because gynaecologists in training sometimes fail to recognise complications. When the responsible gynaecologist is eventually paged, it can be too late.
So far, gynaecologists had to learn how to handle emergency situations in practice.
During the training course, life-size dolls are used to practise emergency situations.