High Tech: Welcome, Lucina!
There’s a new addition to the Maternal Child Department! This year, we welcomed Lucina, a childbirth simulator that prepares staff for all stages of labour and delivery.
As Lucina progresses through the stages of childbirth, her baby automatically descends through her birth canal, and even crowns and rotates.
Staff can safely practice various labour and delivery maneuvers, depending on the unique situation before them, during a realistic and controllable birthing process.
Lucina also simulates many delivery complications including:
- Shoulder dystocia
- Cardiac arrest
- Postpartum hemorrhaging
- and the need for an emergency Cesarean section, which supports team training for obstetric emergencies, airway management, and mechanical ventilation.
She automatically responds to clinical interventions when they are performed correctly, giving learners important realtime feedback – even providing advanced CPR metrics that measure the consistency of compressions and ventilations.
Simulation training like this is essential for training staff so that they can practice deliveries in a safe environment.