This is the transcript for the video: Midwifery Clinical Lab Tour

Josey: [00:00:04] Hi, welcome to UTS Faculty of Health. Come join us for our midwifery lab tour.

Jacqueline: [00:00:07] Let’s head in and have a look at the clinical facilities available for UTS midwifery students.

Josey: [00:00:19] This is a midwifery learning space where most of our practical classes are. We can simulate environments where midwives practice, such as the home, hospital and emergency care settings. We do specific midwifery clinical skills and simulate normal and complex births. The simulation resources let us reproduce a range of midwifery scenarios during the pregnancy, labour and birth and postnatal care period.

Jacqueline: [00:00:41] The lab is an ideal place to practice as it accurately represents hospital and community settings so you can safely make mistakes here and learn from them. We have a few different pieces of equipment here, such as the birth bath, the stool, the rope, the beanbag and also manikins.

Jacqueline: [00:00:58] And the Resuscitaire. An open warmer that can be used after birth to help the baby if they need help breathing or to be resuscitated. It is also used for sick premature and full term babies to keep them warm when they need to be nursed in the intensive care.

Josey: [00:01:14] We have birthing simulators and manikins which can actually birth a baby. SimNewB can display symptoms of respiratory distress and realistic breathing. As a midwife we’ll look after the mother and baby up to six weeks post-natal.

Jacqueline: [00:01:27] Connected to this lab is a scrub room with wash bay, storage and prep area.

Josey: [00:01:39] Let’s take you to our clinical teaching and examination room. This room can be used for activities such as simulated community antenatal visits. It can be used as a women’s health or diabetes clinic or another health setting.

Jacqueline: [00:02:00] Now we’re in a space called the community room. This concept lab is a flexible space. The space can be set up for a variety of different midwifery scenarios. It can be used for situations such as home visits, home births, alternative births or antenatal and postnatal appointments.

Josey: [00:02:19] It’s important to mention that not all our learning happens in labs. There’s a lot of theory, anatomy and physiology and critical thinking. We also have tutorials in classrooms to learn non-technical skills such as communication, collaboration and teamwork, which are essential to midwifery practice.

Jacqueline: [00:02:34] Just across the way is our student computer area.

Jacqueline: [00:02:40] This is the computer area. Health students can access the computers and printers every day from 8.00am until 10pm.

Jacqueline: [00:02:49] There’s also plenty of desks and a number of bookable meeting rooms across this level, making it a popular space for group work and quiet independent study.

Josey: [00:03:01] On our way out, we’ll take you past the student kitchenette where we’ve got a fridge, freezer and a microwave for students to use at any time.

Josey: [00:03:14] Well thank you so much for joining our tour. We hope you’ve enjoyed this insight into being a midwifery student at UTS.

Jacqueline: [00:03:19] See you at UTS soon.