This training DVD, aimed at midwives, student midwives and junior doctors, presents the FAB Training Method for Perineal Assessment and Repair Following Childbirth. The method will equip a trainee with knowledge and skills required to assess competently perineal trauma and suture the most common, uncomplicated tears.
How was the method developed? The FAB training method developed as the result of collaboration between a specialist perineal midwife and midwifery lecturer Anna Bosanquet, and urogynaecology consultant Michelle Fynes, who have worked together for many years at St George’s Hospital in London, managing childbirth related perineal trauma.
A graded approach to learning The method is based on the graded approach to skill acquisition, where new knowledge and skills are introduced step by step by gradually increasing the level of difficulty and complexity. We recognise that assessing and suturing of perineal trauma is an advanced, multidimensional skill. The method identifies four dimensions for skill acquision, and supports a trainee to develop each of these domains: cognition, perception, action and emotion.
- Anatomy of the female pelvic floor
- Classification and assessment of perineal trauma
- Performing an episiotomy Learning to suture: surgical tools, rules and procedures; tying knots, interrupted and continuous suturing techniques
- Carrying out perineal repair: evidence-based practice
- Providing woman-centered care
- Postnatal care of the perineum
A handbook to accompany the DVD is available following purchase using our online payment system. This handbook is a shortened and edited printed version of the DVD. It aims to support student learning by providing access to most of the material covered in the DVD. The FAB training book is available for purchase seperately.
Running time: 2hrs 40mins. 2 DVD Box set Formats: DVD (Yes), Stream File (No), Mobile App (No)
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Produced by St Georges Television Studio: Television@sgul.ac.uk
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