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Skill Suites Schedule

Schedule

Please be aware that it is possible for the schedule to change.

Press “Buy Now” to add a workshop to your cart. If you are purchasing a workshop on someone else’s behalf, please add that individual’s name to the comments section of the checkout page to ensure accuracy on the daily sign-in sheet and name badges.

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Day 1 – Monday Aug 20

 

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9:00am – 1:00pm

Phase I/Introductory

IV Skills Skill Suite

Learn and practice the basics of IV placement. Skills listed here 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.

 

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2:00pm – 6:00pm

Phase I/Introductory

Ultrasound Basics Skill Suite

The description of this workshop is forthcoming.

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Phase II/Intermediate

Phlebotomy and other Lab Samples Skill Suite

Collection of blood and urine samples for lab or in-office testing, including venipuncture, clean catch collection of urine for urinalysis via dipstick or sending off, as well as hemoglobin and glucometer collection (finger pokes) will be taught and practiced. Skills listed here 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.

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Phase III/Advanced

Medications in the Childbearing Year

Pharmacology for Midwives offers learners basic principles of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics in the childbearing year. The regulation of the U.S. Pharmacopeia is discussed, with review of the FDA and federal agencies that oversee research and make recommendations for women and pregnancy. We will review the drugs commonly used by and available to CPMs, including mechanisms of action, safety, indications and contraindications for each. We will also discuss procurement, storage, transfer, and disposal of medications; community standards, national and international competencies; emergency management and communication.

Includes:

  • Fetal Development, Drugs and Teratogens
  • FDA Drug Categories and Pregnancy, Lactation, Reproductive labeling
  • Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
  • Emergency Situations
  • Practice Guidelines & Protocols

Applied for 8 hours of MEAC CEUs, appropriate for NARM recertification (and bridge certificate: Category 3)

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Appropriate for any phase and nonmidwives

Postpartum Doula Training Day 1

Students will learn how to support mothers and families during the postpartum period. A skilled postpartum doula can facilitate parent-infant bonding, decrease the incidence of postpartum depression, encourage appropriate well-baby and mother care, and increase new parent’s confidence in their parenting skills. The Midwives College of Utah offers a postpartum doula certification program. This training meets the main requirement towards that certification. Come join Kristy Huber as she leads a fun, interactive, heartwarming two-day class training. This training will have you walking away appreciating the joys of mothering the mother and her family through the postpartum period. For more information on the instructor visit khdoula.com.

You only need to add one training to your cart. The cost of the training covers both days and includes lunch and snack breaks.

 

Day 2 – Tuesday Aug 21

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Phase I/Introductory

Vital Signs and Basic Skills Suite

Learn to take vital signs, basic charting, oxygen safety, universal precautions and sterile technique, the basic skills needed for assisting a midwife. Skills listed here 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.

 

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6:00pm – 7:00pm

 

Phase I/Introductory

Pharmacology Skill Suite

Just the basics–this brief workshop will prepare you to draw and inject medications as directed. Skills listed here 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.

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Phase II/Intermediate

Healthy Prenatal Care Skill Suite

You can give great prenatal care to pregnant clients with the skills in this workshop! Plan to go over history taking and counseling, Leopold’s maneuvers, fetal measurement and heart rate, as well as the overall prenatal exam. Skills listed here 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.

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Phase III/Advanced

Suturing Skill Suite

This workshop is designed to train you on basic suturing skills and teach you how to evaluate perineal lacerations and perform first and second degree perineal laceration repairs and episiotomy. You will have the opportunity to practice how to use key suturing instruments; you will also practice the major types of knots, and perform simulations of first and second degree perineal laceration repairs and episiotomy. Skills listed here 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.

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

All Levels

Postpartum Doula Training Day 2

Students will learn how to support mothers and families during the postpartum period. A skilled postpartum doula can facilitate parent-infant bonding, decrease the incidence of postpartum depression, encourage appropriate well-baby and mother care, and increase new parent’s confidence in their parenting skills. The Midwives College of Utah offers a postpartum doula certification program. This training meets the main requirement towards that certification. Come join Kristy Huber as she leads a fun, interactive, heartwarming two-day class training. This training will have you walking away appreciating the joys of mothering the mother and her family through the postpartum period. For more information on the instructor visit khdoula.com.

You only need to add one training to your cart. The cost of the training covers both days and includes lunch and snack breaks.

 

Day 3 – Wednesday Aug 22

 

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9:00am – 1:00pm

 

Phase I/Introductory

Human Lactation

This short workshop focuses on skills such as initiating and supporting breastfeeding and breast care for midwifery clients, including human milk expression, handling and storage. Skills listed here 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.

 

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2:00pm – 6:00pm

 

Any Phase and Nonmidwives

Aromatherapy for the Childbearing Year

Appropriate for all Phases and non-midwives

Come explore holistic aromatherapy from a hands-on and research-based perspective. Attendees will learn to suggest and use essential oils for common conditions during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum and will leave the class with several essential oil blends appropriate for use in the childbearing year.

 

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9:00am – 4:00pm

 

Phase I/Introductory

Biodynamic Resuscitation of the Newborn

Appropriate for All Phases-fulfills neonatal resuscitation requirement for NARM and MCU
Biodynamic Resuscitation of the Newborn is a holistic neonatal resuscitation class that is specifically designed for out-of-hospital birth care providers, and is based on international, evidence-based standards. Students who show competency in the skills can have them “signed off” by the instructor in the PSGM if desired.

 

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4:00pm – 7:00pm

 

Phase I/Introductory

CPR Skill Suite

Appropriate for Any Phases, including non-midwives
This fast-paced certification course in the lifesaving techniques of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is beneficial for midwives, students, doulas and anyone needing professional level certification. American Heart Association certification is included with the class.

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Phase II/Intermediate

Pelvic Skill Suite

Learn best practices for reproductive organ and bladder care, including pap spears, gynecological cultures, bladder catheterization, STI screening, pelvimetry and microscope analysis of vaginal smears. Some of these are pregnancy related, and some are more commonly done outside pregnancy. Skills listed here 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.

 

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9:00am – 1:00pm

 

Phase III/Advanced

Newborn Complications

Jaundice, respiratory distress, hypoglycemia, oh my!  Prepare for newborn complications in this intensive workshop for primary students and practicing midwives. Skills listed here 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.

 

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2:00pm – 6:00pm

 

Phase III/Advanced

IV Medications Skill Suite

Medications in IVs? Whether it’s common in your practice and you’re looking for the specifics, or it’s a new idea you’re exploring, this workshop has the whens-hows-whats you need. 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.

Day 4 – Thursday Aug 23

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Phase I/Introductory

Phase I Integrated Assessment

Integrated Assessment of skills and competencies for Phase 1 MCU students. Only students currently enrolled in CLNC 1050 will be accepted for this session, in the time slot they registered for in class.

 

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9:00am – 1:00pm

 

Phase II/Intermediate

Physical Exam Skill Suite

This hands-on workshop will prepare students to provide care for non-pregnant people, including basic physical exams and family planning counseling.  Skills listed here 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.

 

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2:00pm – 6:00pm

 

Phase II/Intermediate

Intrapartum Heart Monitoring

This workshop is designed to provide basic information for midwives on the use of intrapartum fetal monitoring. Discussion will include methods of fetal monitoring, recognition of changes and interventions to assist in the midwifery management of clients. 1. Discuss external monitoring fetal heart rate and uterine activity. 2. Identify characteristics of fetal heart rate baseline and periodic & episodic changes using NICHD terminology  3. Interpret fetal heart rate patterns and the interventions needed to manage these patterns. 4. Review fetal heart rate patterns & uterine activity and discuss appropriate assessments and interventions.

 

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9:00am – 1:00pm

 

Phase III/Advanced

Breeches & Twins Skill Suite

Breech babies and twins–are you ready? Skills listed here 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.

 

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2:00pm – 6:00pm

 

Phase III/Advanced

Transport Skill Suite

Transports to hospital are not anyone’s favorite, but as midwives, what can we do to make them smoother, easier and safer for our clients, and relationship building for the receiving providers? This skill focuses on scenarios, physical skills and communication to set you up for “the best transport possible.” Skills listed here 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.

Day 5 – Friday Aug 24

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Phase I/Introductory

Phase I Integrated Assessment

Integrated Assessment of skills and competencies for Phase 1 MCU students. Only students currently enrolled in CLNC 1050 will be accepted for this session, in the time slot they registered for in class.

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Phase III/Advanced

Labor and Birth Complications Skill Suite

But what if something goes wrong at the birth? Parents ask it, and midwives and student midwives want to know too. Make sure you’re prepared for shoulder dystocia, nuchal hand, cord or arm, abnormal fetal heart tones, uterine rupture, cord prolapse and other unexpected events in this intensive workshop. Skills listed here 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.

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Phase III/Advanced

Postpartum Complications Skill Suite

What are you prepared for after the baby is born? Postpartum hemorrhage, shock, and retained placenta are covered in this hands-on workshop to make sure you’ll be ready. Skills listed here 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.

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