August 22-24

Registration closes:
Aug 5

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Skill Suites by MCU

The Midwives College of Utah is proud to offer you an enriching and brand new conference experience: Skill Suites by MCU! Our conference is designed to help you focus on mastering midwifery skills through hands-on training and feedback from experts in the field. Curated by MCU’s clinical experts, our conference is organized by skill level and skill sets informed by both the PSGM skills guidelines and MEAC clinical competencies.

Our skill suite instructors are all preceptors trained and approved by MEAC. Topics are broken down into different skill categories allowing you to focus on the skills that best serve you.

Join us from August 22-24, 2022 at the Miller Professional Development Center in Sandy, UT.

Workshop Descriptions

Students practicing with ambu bag

NRP

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program was developed by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics to teach an evidence-based approach to newborn care. This advanced skills course is being offered by MCU for certification and the live workshop will be taught by Julie Gunnerson.

In order to become certified, you must create a Healthstream account and complete the online exam at https://www.aap.org/en-us/continuing-medical-education/life-support/NRP/Pages/NRP.aspx.

Schedule:

Mon, Aug 22 | 9 – 6pm | ATTEND
Tues, Aug 23 | 9-6pm | ATTEND

IV Skills

Appropriate for Phase 1 (beginning clinical) and beyond

Learn and practice the basics of IV placement. Skills listed below will be taught, practiced and evaluated in the workshop. Students who show competency in the skills can have them “signed off” by the instructor in the PSGM if desired.

Skills Taught:
MEAC
Insert IV line and Administer Fluids 4.59

PSGM 5th ed.
Administration of IV fluids II-3
Changing of IV fluid bag II-4
Discontinuing an IV II-15
Attaching a Saline lock II-15

Schedule:

Tues, Aug 23 | 2-6pm | ATTEND
Wed, Aug 24 | 2-6pm | ATTEND

Midwife's Assistant Skill Suite

Appropriate for All Phases-Midwife’s Assistant Skill Suite is a workshop specifically designed to introduce the attendee to skills, knowledge and practices needed to assist a practicing midwife and birthing persons and babies. The course will focus on a safe birthing environment, hands-on practice taking vital signs, basic charting, oxygen safety, universal precautions and sterile technique, the basic skills needed for assisting a midwife.

Skills listed below will be taught, practiced and evaluated in the workshop. Students who show competency in the skills can have them “signed off” by the instructor in the PSGM if desired.

BMSG: pp 9-19, 113-114, 117-119

Skills PSGM 5th ed Skill Competencies MEAC
Use of a Stethoscope I-9 Assemble, use and maintain equipment and supplies 1.38
Oxygen Safety, Setup and Administration I-12 or IV-18
SOAP or SOAPIER Charting I-25 Charting: Document and interpret findings, including what was done and what needs follow-up 1.39
Handwashing I-4 methods of infection prevention and control appropriate to the service being provided 1.6
Universal Precautions I-13
Gloving and Ungloving I-4
Sterile Technique I-5
Sterilization of Instruments I-6
Maternal Temperature Assessment I-14 Take maternal vitals (temp, BP, pulse) 3.39
Maternal Pulses I-17
Maternal Respiratory Assessment I-18
Maternal Skin Assessment I-20
Maternal Blood Pressure I-20
Fetal Heart Tones
Privacy
Communication skills

Schedule:

Wed, Aug 24 | 9 am – 6pm | ATTEND

Urinalysis and Catheterization

This course will offer foundational knowledge involved to develop clinical skills in urinary cathertization, urinalysis and catching urine. This workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23rd. Equipment is included in the cost of the workshop

Skills listed below will be taught, practiced and evaluated in the workshop. Students who show
competency in the skills can have them “signed off” by the instructor in the PSGM if desired.
Skills PSGM 5th ed Skill Competencies MEAC

Urinary Catheterization II-20

Provide bladder care (including
catheterization when indicated) 4.33

Urinalysis via Dipstick III-14

Draw blood, urine and vaginal specimens
for testing 3.4
Obtaining a Clean Catch of Urine III-14 Manage and or refer for anemia 3.54.b

Schedule:

Tues, Aug 23 | 9 am – 1pm | ATTEND

Things to do

Sandy, UT is proximate to Salt Lake City, Park City and is cascaded by gorgeous mountain views.  We will be updating this section with addtional events as they are finalized.

Stay tuned!