How to perform bimanual perineum support technique - the “Finnish grip”

Palestinian Perineum and Birth complications Study

Perineal injuries are one of the most common complications associated with vaginal birth. The majority are small with no long-term sequel. However, the severe obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS), which include third- and fourth-degree tears, can cause anal incontinence, perineal pain, dyspareunia and sexual dysfunction. Recognition and suturing of OASIS require well-trained and experienced clinicians. Despite primary repair, between 15 to 61% of women who sustain OASIS still develop anal incontinence. Furthermore, there is five times increased risk of recurrence of OASIS in a subsequent vaginal delivery. Several large studies have shown that protecting the perineum with the bimanual perineum support technique or the “Finnish grip” plays an effective role in reducing OASIS incidence even in high risk births. 

Mobile health education has emerged as a fast and low-cost e-learning route, providing solutions to the challenges of training of health workers, particularly, in limited-resource settings. More than 80% of the population living in rural areas has access to mobile devices, which seem to contribute to the improvement of healthcare including maternal healthcare, in many low-middle-income countries. In view of this, we have designed 4 minutes video demonstrating animated instructions on how to perform bimanual perineum support technique. The animated video was evaluated by a segment of maternal care providers as a feasible and accurate learning modality. We believe that our distant learning modality is potentially a cost- effective way of training in bimanual perineum support, and may be easily introduced and adopted by practitioners around the world which may help to reduce OASIS incidence globally.

Arabic version on YouTube:

 

Clinical Test Facility

OUS Test Facility Clinical Test Facility at The Intervention Centre. The Test Facility is a professional gateway for companies with new high tech equipment in need for early phase clinical trials.

Contact

ISO Certification

Certificate

Nordic Proof

Nordic Proof

The Intervention Centre is a partner in Nordic Proof

Norway Health Tech

NHT

The Intervention Centre and Oslo University Hospital are founding members of Norway Health Tech, and work actively with Norway Health Tech to develop medtech industry in Norway.

Twitter

IVS Twitter

Information in Norwegian

English is the main language in this web portal. Information in Norwegian Norwegian text

Donations to Medical Research

The Interventional Centre receives donations to medical research. Questions related to donations can be sent to head of department professor Erik Fosse.

HONCode

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.

Add This

Bookmark and Share

Annual Report 2017

Annual REport 2017

Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2014

2014

Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2012

2012

Annual Report 2011

Annual Report 2011

Annual Report 2010

Annual Report 2010

Roadmap Norwegian Research Infrastructure

Norwegian Roadmapp for Research Infrastructure

Annual Report 2009

Annual report 2009

Annual Report 2008

Annual Report 2008

Annual Report 2007

Annual Report 2007

New book about the Interventional Centre

New book about the Interventional Centre

Author: Erik Fosse
Publisher: Det Medisinske Selskap 2007
Price: 180 kr
Online order
Also sold in Bookstores

RSS Feeds