Caesarean Section Technique – what’s the evidence?
Think of a procedure that you do all the time. How did you learn to perform it? If you are anything like me, you probably learn a lot from watching and doing. When I was learning to do a Caesarean section, I didn’t start with a textbook. I had a great supervisor with buckets of experience in both teaching and operating. It was only after my confidence was starting to grow and I had seen a lot of different ways to perform the same operation that I started to think about the evidence for Caesarean section technique.
This video comes from the excellent World Health Organisation Reproductive Health Library. I found it helpful to review my own technique and think about what I do that is evidence based, what is based on watching others, and what is based on my own experience.
Let me know in the comments what you think about the evidence for various Caesarean section techniques. How do you learn a new procedural skill?