An Instructional Video to Teach the Anatomy, Classification, and Repair of a Fourth-Degree Perineal Laceration

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2007-12-18

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Pietz, Jordan Taylor

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The goal of this thesis project was to create an instructional video for first-year obstetrics and gynecology residents to instruct them on the anatomy and procedural steps involved in the layered repair of a fourth-degree laceration. The video combines a wide array of media including illustrations, animations, video, and stills to cover three key points: a general overview of female pelvic anatomy, a classification of procedural degrees of perineal lacerations and steps for the repair with emphasis on anatomy and surgical principles. This project would be used as a supplemental resource to the textbook and hands-on training. These current resources have been shown to be insufficient for proper comprehension of this information, resulting in improper care of patients.

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The file named "pietzjordan.pdf" is the primary dissertation file. To access the supplemental video, click on the file named "Pietz_Thesis2007C.rv" (in RealPlayer Video format).

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