Gaumard Scientific announced completion of the first US installations of its new Victoria birthing simulator.

The installation sites are Adena Health System, PACCAR Medical Education Center, Chillicothe, Ohio, Carolinas HealthCare System, Carolinas Simulation Center, Charlotte, N.C. and Billings Clinic, Simulation and Experiential Learning Lab (SELL), Billings, Montana.

Introduced earlier this year, Victoria is the latest addition to the family of NOELLE® maternal and neonatal care simulators.
Victoria has a patented, precision life-like delivery and birthing mechanism that births a life-like, full-term baby with sophisticated monitoring capabilities. The Victoria system includes comprehensive clinical scenarios, including shoulder dystocia and postpartum hemorrhage.

With articulating endoskeletons and silky smooth elastomeric skin, Victoria is the most realistic, fully tetherless and wireless maternal/fetal simulator for use in actual point of care training.

John Eggert, Gaumard’s executive vice president, said: "Hospital administrators, insurance companies and educators are looking for ways to improve patient care, reduce medical errors and reduce costs, especially in the area of obstetrics. More than 200,000 Americans die from preventable medical errors each year, and the cost to the healthcare system exceeds $17 billion."