Desperate Debra is a remarkably detailed model
"Desperate Debra" is a caesarean section simulator that trains surgeons to deal with potentially life-threatening cases of fetal head impaction
Adam,Rouilly hopes the model will lead to the development of refined emergency procedures and techniques
Adam,Rouilly developed Desperate Debra in collaboration with the UK National Health Service and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London
Though its makers describe Desperate Debra as "the world's first impacted fetal head simulator," it's perhaps simpler to describe it as a practice dummy for caesarean sections carried out due to the baby's head having become wedged in the mother's pelvis: a situation known as impaction. It's a potentially life-threatening complication and one that is tricky to rectify. Manufacturer of medical simulators Adam,Rouilly has come up with Desperate Debra so that surgeons may practice the procedure.
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