Designed to facilitate the teaching, demonstration, and practice of cervical examination prior to birth. Every effort has been made to provide exceptional realism in these simulators so that the visual and tactile sensations experienced provide a positive transition to patient procedures. The complete simulator set consists of six separate 5” x 5” x 5” pelvic blocks.
The external appearance of all six blocks is identical with the variations being in the internal structure. Internal texture, tissue density, and correct anatomical size are all carefully represented to provide the most realistic conditions prior to birth. Each pelvic block is clearly identified on the bottom to indicate which condition exists internally.
The different conditions depicted are:
Stage 1 (no dilation, no effacement)
Stage 2 (2cm dilation, 50% effacement)
Stage 3 (2cm dilation, full effacement)
Stage 4 (5cm dilation, full effacement)
Stage 5 (7cm dilation, full effacement)
Stage 6 (9cm dilation, full effacement)
With predetermined measurements of the internal cervical condition, all guesswork or estimating on the part of the student and instructor is eliminated. Almost everyone’s tactile understanding of 2cm, 5cm, 7cm, and 9cm dilatation and effacement conditions is identical, eliminating misconceptions and inaccurate patient condition evaluations.