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Skill Suites 2020 is currently cancelled due to COVID-19. Please see information below. 

March 17, 2020 


Skill Suites 2020 is currently cancelled due to COVID-19

Dear Skill Suites participants, 

With daily developments showing an increase in COVID-19 cases and fatalities, new guidelines from the CDC and state/federal governments, it has become necessary to cancel all April in-person events including MCU’s Skill Suites 2020. Anyone who already registered will receive a reimbursement, and the registration process will be closed for any new registrants.  The reimbursement process will begin tonight and continue until completion over the next two business days. Reimbursements will be made in the order that registration was received. 

We have all been called upon to do our part to take proactive steps against the spread of COVID-19 including canceling gatherings of ten or more, engaging in social distancing, and employing high precautions when it comes to travel.  We take the Health and Safety of our community very seriously and want to do what we can to safeguard against the further spread of COVID-19.  This decision was not made lightly and is informed by guidance from medical professionals, state and national public health officials, and MCU stakeholders. 

Continuing Education
As COVID-19 continues to spread, it is currently impossible to promise when our next Skill Suites will be.  But you can take advantage of our
online continuing education opportunities in the meantime. I understand that the impact of canceling Skill Suites for April may result in delays in securing continuing education credits.  Please fill the form below if you would like to receive notifications of online continuing education opportunities in the meantime. 

Travel
If you purchased your airfare for Skill Suites, please contact the airline for reimbursement. Review your purchase for cancellation terms.  If reimbursement is not an option, some airlines offer a future travel credit instead. Documenting COVID travel concerns including cancellation and change fees, communication logs, and additional details is recommended.


This website provides excellent resources regarding travel changes with major airlines:

If you have already secured lodging, please contact the lodging establishment for a reimbursement or a future travel credit. Terms and conditions vary depending on the vendor used to secure lodging.  Documenting fees and communication logs is recommended.

 

MCU is committed to staying abreast of COVID-19 developments. Please continue to check MCU’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage for updates. 

Stay safe and healthy,

Masha Mesyef
Conference Director
Midwives College of Utah 

 

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March 10th Memo to Skill Suites Attendees

COVID-19

Attn Skill Suites Attendees,

MCU takes the health and safety of our community very seriously. The Conference Director and MCU Personnel are closely following COVID-19 information from the CDC and the Utah Department of Health to stay informed as developments occur. 

We currently plan to run Skill Suites 2020 as scheduled. 

As of today, March 10, 2020, there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in UT. MCU will continue to incorporate guidance from the CDC and the Utah Department of Health as the outbreak continues to unfold. We will communicate here as well as through email addresses provided during registration should there be any changes to Skill Suites.  If you are traveling to Skill Suites, please check your home-state and National recommendations with respect to travel. 

Please consider the health and safety of our community and take precautionary measures during Skill Suites including:

  • Taking advantage of the abundant availability of hand sanitizing stations, sinks, and gloves available at Skill Suites. 
  • Follow proper respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene and additional recommendations from the Utah Department of Health and the CDC.
  • Isolate if you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 including fever, cough, shortness of breath and seek medical attention. 
  • Exercise caution, distance and avoid handshakes, hugging or other close personal contact at Skill Suites or wherever else there are crowds. 

We are currently optimistic and look forward to welcoming you at Skill Suites. 

 

Warmly,

Masha Mesyef
Conference Director
Midwives College of Utah  

https://health.utah.gov/coronavirus

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://coronavirus.utah.gov/protect-yourself/

 

Day 1 – Monday Apr 20

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

All Phases

NRP and NROOH

This workshop is being offered twice. This is the first offering. There are only 12 spots in each workshop.

What is 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 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 by March 20th at https://www.aap.org/en-us/continuing-medical-education/life-support/NRP/Pages/NRP.aspx.

What is NROOHMTM?

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) developed and published by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is designed for, and depends upon, the staff and equipment in a hospital.  Because there are many fundamental differences between resuscitating inside and outside the hospital, out-of-hospital providers often struggle to learn, remember and perform it.  Neonatal Resuscitation for Out-Of-Hospital MidwivesTM (NROOHMTM) was designed to help out-of-hospital midwives learn and perform neonatal resuscitation more successfully.

NROOHMTM provides several tools:

  • Manual which adapts the traditional Neonatal Resuscitation Program® textbook for out-of-hospital providers.

  • Resuscitation Kit which includes all the equipment necessary and appropriate to resuscitate out of hospital, including:
    • Travel Bag.
    • Oxygen tank and regulator.
    • Equipment Roll to organize and make accessible all small resuscitation equipment.
    • Resuscitation Station, a firm flat surface to which many required items (baby warmer, shoulder roll, pulse oximeter, timers, etc.) are attached and ready for resuscitation.  Can also be strapped into a vehicle (like a carseat) to continue resuscitation en route to a hospital if necessary.
    • Towel Warmer to warm linens very near the birthing mother.
    • Medications Roll for providers licensed to perform intraosseous needle insertion and administer volume and epinephrine.
    • Practice Manikin with reusable bulb syringe, bag and mask.
  • Equipment Checklist which helps you manage equipment before, after, and between births.

  • Task Cards which explain tasks for team members of various skill levels.

  • Recommended Task Assignments which suggests how to delegate tasks to each member of a 2- or 3-person resuscitation team.

  • Modified Flow Diagram which eliminates hospital-based tasks and organizes the process into phases, including those which do not exist in NRP®7 (Prenatal, Labor, and Transfer).

  • Risk Tracker which helps you assess pre-existing and arising complications and evaluate whether transfer is indicated prior to birth.

  • Transfer Plan which collects important information about transfer before it is urgently needed (such as EMS capabilities, drive times to the hospital, etc.).

  • Who Stays/Goes Assistant which helps teams decide who will stay with the mother or go with the newborn in various transfer scenarios.
The MCU NROOHM class will be taught in conjunction with a standard NRP certification class. In order to receive an NRP card, you must register online and complete all NRP requirements before attending the class. If you do not intend to certify with NRP, you must still read the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation®, 7th Edition and read the NROOHMTM Manual before this NROOHM class.  Equipment from the NROOHM Resuscitation Kit will be available for separate purchase at the class.  The other listed NROOHM tools will be provided at the class.

 

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8:00am – 6:00pm

Phase I and Phase III Assessment 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

Phase II/Intermediate

Healthy Prenatal Skill Suite

Monday, April 20; 9am – 6pm

Appropriate for Phase 2 (assist-level clinical) and beyond
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 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
Determining EDD III-3 take initial history and history at each prenatal visit 3.37
General Counseling for the Antepartum Period III-4 Assess maternal nutrition and advise 3.41
Specific Counseling and Education for the Antepartum Period III-5 Perform abdominal assessment (fundal height, lie, position & position) 3.42
Oral Client History III-9 Assess fetal growth via manual measurements 3.43
Leopold’s Maneuvers III-39 Evaluate fetal growth, placental location, amniotic fluid volume using manual measurements and ultrasound 3.44
Obstetrical Abdominal Evaluation III-40 Listen to fetal heart rates, palpate uterus for fetal activity 3.45
Assessment of Other-Than-Vertex Presentation III-41 Monitor fetal heart rate with Doppler 3.46
Fundal Height Measurement (at least two methods required) III-42 Calculate estimated date of birth 3.49
Auscultation of Fetal Heart Rate (fetoscope & Doppler, pinard horn not required) III-45 provide health education on normal pregnancy, danger signs, when to contact the midwife 3.5
Fetal Activity Testing III-48 teach and demonstrate measures to decrease common discomforts of pregnancy 3.51
Routine Prenatal Exam-DOUBLE SIGNATURE III-50 Educate on preparation for labor, birth and parenting 3.52

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

Phase III/Advanced

Suturing Skill Suite

Monday, April 20; 9am – 6pm Instructor: Sonia Ochoa

Suturing Skill Suite (8 hours)

Appropriate for Phase 2 (assist-level clinical) and beyond
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 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

Infiltration of Local Anesthetic

II-21

Administer local anesthetic to the perineum for episiotomy or repair

4.36

Assessment and Repair of Lacerations

V-10

Inspect vagina and cervix for lacerations

4.5

Basic Suturing

II-23

Repair episiotomy if needed

4.51

Repair 1st and 2nd degree perineal and vaginal lacerations

4.52

Day 2 – Tuesday Apr 21

 

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9:00am – 1:00pm

 

Phase I/Introductory

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 PSGM

5th ed

Skill Competencies

MEAC

Administration of IV fluids

II-13

Insert IV line and administer fluids

4.59

Changing IV fluid bag

II-14

Discontinuing an IV

II-15

Attaching a Saline Lock

II-15

 

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8:00am – 6:00pm

Phase II and Phase I Assessment

Register for Assessments with your MCU Course

 

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9am - 1pm

All Phases

Ultrasound Basics

The description of this workshop is forthcoming. 

 

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9:00am – 1:00pm

 

Phase II/Intermediate

Fetal Heart Monitoring

Appropriate for Phase 2 (assist-level clinical) and beyond; Instructor: Suzanne Smith

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.

This workshop includes supplies but DOES NOT include lunch

 

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9:00am – 1:00pm

Phase III/Advanced

Newborn Complications Skill Suite

Newborn Complications (4 hours)

Appropriate for Phase 3 (primary students) and practicing midwives

Jaundice, respiratory distress, hypoglycemia, oh my! Prepare for newborn complications in this intensive workshop for primary students and practicing midwives. 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
Recognition of Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Infection VI-31 Begin emergency measures for: respiratory distress (NRP) 6.19.a
Jaundice in the Newborn VI-27 Begin emergency measures for: hypothermia 6.19.b
Newborn Resuscitation II-31 Begin emergency measures for: hypoglycemia 6.19.c
Administration of Free Flow Oxygen to the Newborn VI-4 Low Birth Weight Baby–give care and refer 6.2

This workshop price includes supplies but it does NOT include lunch.

 

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2:00pm – 4:00pm

 

Phase III/Advanced

IV Medications Skill Suite

Appropriate for Phase 3 (primary students) and practicing midwives

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.

Skills PSGM 5th ed Skill Competencies MEAC
Administration of IV Pitocin for Postpartum Hemorrhage II-17 Dispense, furnish, administer drugs (antibiotics and antihemmorhagics) to women in need 4.54
Administration of IV Antibiotics II-16 Dispense, furnish or administer life saving drugs (antibiotics, antihypertensives, antimalarials, antiretrovirals, etc.) in need (as authorized locally) 3.57

 

This workshop price includes supplies but it does NOT include lunch.

Day 3 – Wednesday Apr 22

 

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9:00am – 1:00pm

 

All Levels

CPR

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.

This workshop price includes supplies but it does NOT include lunch.

 

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2:00pm – 6:00pm

Phase I Assessments

Register for your Assessment in your MCU course

 

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9:00am – 1:00pm

 

Phase II/Intermediate

Healthy Newborn Skill Suite

Appropriate for Phase 2 (assist-level clinical) and beyond
Caring for babies is fun! This hands-on workshop goes over newborn exams (initial and routine) as well as gestational age assessment, newborn reflexes, metabolic screening and other newborn procedures. 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

(Initial) Newborn Exam-DOUBLE SIGNATURE

VI-20

Full body newborn exam and refer for abnormal findings

6.21

24 Hour Newborn Exam

VI-23

Perform gestational age assessment

6.22

Routine Newborn Exam

VI-28

Routine care of the newborn: Vitamin K admin

6.23.b

Newborn Pulses

VI-13

Routine care of the newborn: Screening Test (PKU)

6.23.c

Respiratory and Cardiac Assessment of Newborn

VI-14

Routine care of the newborn: Eye prophylaxis

6.23.d

Gestational Age Assessment

VI-18

Educate parents about newborn signs/symptoms and how to get care

6.26

Assessment of Newborn Reflexes

VI-16

Educate parents about normal growth and development (infant and young child)

6.27

Newborn Metabolic Screen

VI-25

Provide well baby care for minimum 6 weeks age

6.32

Newborn Eye Prophylaxis

VI-17

 

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2:00pm – 6:00pm

Phase II/Intermediate

Immediate Newborn

Appropriate for Phase 2 (assist-level clinical) and beyond
Get it right, right from the start. This workshop goes over the basic newborn skills for the first hour after birth. 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

Immediate Care of the Newborn

VI-3

Immediate care of newborn (cord clamp and cut, drying, clearing airways, ensuring breathing)

6.16

Newborn Suction

VI-5

Obtaining a Cord Blood Sample

V-4

Clamp and cut cord

4.42

APGAR Assessment

VI-15

Assess the immediate condition of the newborn (APGAR scoring, etc.)

6.17

Newborn Temperature Assessment

VI-9

Maintain normal newborn temperature (covering, environment, skin to skin)

6.18

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Phase II/Intermediate

OB Pharmacology

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


     

Day 4 – Thursday Apr 23

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

All Levels

Birth Doula Training

Appropriate for any phase, including non-midwives
The intensive three-day workshop will help the participant:

  • Recognize the significance of childbirth in the life of a woman.

  • Demonstrate at least three prenatal and postpartum support skills.

  • Devise a plan to offer optimal support in a variety of labor situations.

  • Appraise personal values and their relationship to labor support.

  • Assess standards of practice and plan methods of business management.

This course offers the expertise of highly trained faculty, and uses supplementary text, videos, slides, and role-play to build theoretical knowledge and teach practical skills. A complete syllabus is included with the course. This training comprises one step in the certification process for Doulas of North America (DONA) and fulfills the doula training requirement for MCU students.



 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

All Phases

NRP and NROOH

This is a second offering. You do not need to register for both unless you want to take the workshop twice. There are only 12 spots in each workshop.

What is 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 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 by March 23rd at https://www.aap.org/en-us/continuing-medical-education/life-support/NRP/Pages/NRP.aspx.

What is NROOHMTM?

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) developed and published by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is designed for, and depends upon, the staff and equipment in a hospital.  Because there are many fundamental differences between resuscitating inside and outside the hospital, out-of-hospital providers often struggle to learn, remember and perform it.  Neonatal Resuscitation for Out-Of-Hospital MidwivesTM (NROOHMTM) was designed to help out-of-hospital midwives learn and perform neonatal resuscitation more successfully.

NROOHMTM provides several tools:

  • Manual which adapts the traditional Neonatal Resuscitation Program® textbook for out-of-hospital providers.

  • Resuscitation Kit which includes all the equipment necessary and appropriate to resuscitate out of hospital, including:
    • Travel Bag.
    • Oxygen tank and regulator.
    • Equipment Roll to organize and make accessible all small resuscitation equipment.
    • Resuscitation Station, a firm flat surface to which many required items (baby warmer, shoulder roll, pulse oximeter, timers, etc.) are attached and ready for resuscitation.  Can also be strapped into a vehicle (like a carseat) to continue resuscitation en route to a hospital if necessary.
    • Towel Warmer to warm linens very near the birthing mother.
    • Medications Roll for providers licensed to perform intraosseous needle insertion and administer volume and epinephrine.
    • Practice Manikin with reusable bulb syringe, bag and mask.
  • Equipment Checklist which helps you manage equipment before, after, and between births.

  • Task Cards which explain tasks for team members of various skill levels.

  • Recommended Task Assignments which suggests how to delegate tasks to each member of a 2- or 3-person resuscitation team.

  • Modified Flow Diagram which eliminates hospital-based tasks and organizes the process into phases, including those which do not exist in NRP®7 (Prenatal, Labor, and Transfer).

  • Risk Tracker which helps you assess pre-existing and arising complications and evaluate whether transfer is indicated prior to birth.

  • Transfer Plan which collects important information about transfer before it is urgently needed (such as EMS capabilities, drive times to the hospital, etc.).

  • Who Stays/Goes Assistant which helps teams decide who will stay with the mother or go with the newborn in various transfer scenarios.
The MCU NROOHM class will be taught in conjunction with a standard NRP certification class. In order to receive an NRP card, you must register online and complete all NRP requirements before attending the class. If you do not intend to certify with NRP, you must still read the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation®, 7th Edition and read the NROOHMTM Manual before this NROOHM class.  Equipment from the NROOHM Resuscitation Kit will be available for separate purchase at the class.  The other listed NROOHM tools will be provided at the class.

 

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9:00am – 1:00pm

 

Phase I/Introductory

IV Skills

This is a second offering. You do not need to register for both IV workshops unless you want to take the course twice.

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 PSGM

5th ed

Skill Competencies

MEAC

Administration of IV fluids

II-13

Insert IV line and administer fluids

4.59

Changing IV fluid bag

II-14

Discontinuing an IV

II-15

Attaching a Saline Lock

II-15

 

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2:00pm – 6:00pm

Phase I/Introductory

Human Lactation Skill Suite

Appropriate for Phase 1 (beginning clinical) and beyond

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 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

Breast Exam and Assessment for Breastfeeding-one method required

III-18

Physical exam (including clinical breast exam)

2.17

Assistance with Breastfeeding Techniques

V-11

Support (uninterrupted) breastfeeding

5.26

Teach how to express, handle and store breastmilk

5.27

Positioning for breastfeeding initiation

6.24

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

All Levels and Non Midwives

Midwife's Assistant

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 of something or other that a midwife’s assistant does and an introduction to HIPAA? Whether you’re considering becoming a midwife, are interested in clinical support for the birthing family, sign up today. Learn to take 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

Day 5 – Friday Apr 24

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

All Levels

Birth Doula Training Day 2

Appropriate for any phase, including non-midwives
The intensive three-day workshop will help the participant:

  • Recognize the significance of childbirth in the life of a woman.

  • Demonstrate at least three prenatal and postpartum support skills.

  • Devise a plan to offer optimal support in a variety of labor situations.

  • Appraise personal values and their relationship to labor support.

  • Assess standards of practice and plan methods of business management.

This course offers the expertise of highly trained faculty, and uses supplementary text, videos, slides, and role-play to build theoretical knowledge and teach practical skills. A complete syllabus is included with the course. This training comprises one step in the certification process for Doulas of North America (DONA) and fulfills the doula training requirement for MCU students.

Register above on the Thursday entry

 

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9:00am – 1:00pm

 

Phase II Intermediate

Healthy Labor and Birth

Appropriate for Phase 2 (assist-level clinical) and beyond
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Skills PSGM

5th ed

Skill Competencies

MEAC

Basic Intrapartum Exam

IV-8

Take history and maternal vitals in labor

4.24

Intrapartum Pelvic Exam

IV-10

Focused physical exam in labor

4.25

Artificial Rupture of Membranes

IV-13

Abdominal assessment for fetal position and descent

4.26

Assessment of contractions

IV-14

Time and assess the effectiveness of uterine contractions

4.27

Basic Comfort Measures

IV-15

pelvic exam (including dilation, descent, presenting part, position, membranes, adequacy of pelvis)

4.28

Monitoring the Fetal Heart

IV-19

Monitor and chart progress in labor

4.29

Hand Maneuvers to Assist Delivery

IV-25

Physical and Psychological support in labor for client and family

4.3

Facilitate presence of support person in labor

4.31

Provide hydration, nutrition and comfort measures in labor and birth

4.32

Stimulate or augment uterine contractions, using nonpharmacologic agents

4.35

Perform hand maneuvers for vertex birth

4.38

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Phase III/Advanced

Labor & Birth Complications

Appropriate for Phase 3 (primary students) and practicing midwives
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 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

Assessment of Meconium Staining

IV-20

Recognize and differentiate meconium stained fluid, suction airway if appropriate

4.41

Abnormal Fetal Heart Tones & Patterns

IV-31

Manage immediate interventions for emergency: fetal distress

4.43.f

Management of Nuchal Cord

IV-27

Manage nuchal cord/arm at birth

4.44

Management of Nuchal Hand/Arm

IV-28

Identify abnormal labor patterns and provide intervention or referral (OP, asynclitism, pendulous abdomen, maternal exhaustion/dehydration)

4.34

Abnormal Changes in Maternal Vital Signs

IV-22

Perform episiotomy as needed

4.37

(Maternal) Administration of Oxygen (free flow and demand-valve or bag-valve-mask)

II-24

Perform hand maneuvers for face or breech delivery

4.39

Episiotomy

IV-34

Manage immediate interventions for emergency: prolapsed cord

4.43.a

Ritgen Maneuver

IV-26

Manage immediate interventions for emergency: placental abruption

4.43.b

Face and Brow Presentation

IV-35

Manage immediate interventions for emergency: uterine rupture

4.43.c

Abnormal Intrapartal Bleeding (including when birth is imminent)

IV-47

Manage immediate interventions for emergency: malpresentation

4.43.d

Cord Prolapse (including when birth is imminent)

IV-43

Manage immediate interventions for emergency: shoulder dystocia

4.43.e

Placenta Abruptio

III-69

Shoulder Dystocia (McRoberts & Gaskin maneuvers)

IV-29

Emergency Manual Dilation

IV-45

Day 6 – Saturday Apr 25

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

All Levels

Birth Doula Training Day 3

Appropriate for any phase, including non-midwives
The intensive three-day workshop will help the participant:

  • Recognize the significance of childbirth in the life of a woman.

  • Demonstrate at least three prenatal and postpartum support skills.

  • Devise a plan to offer optimal support in a variety of labor situations.

  • Appraise personal values and their relationship to labor support.

  • Assess standards of practice and plan methods of business management.

This course offers the expertise of highly trained faculty, and uses supplementary text, videos, slides, and role-play to build theoretical knowledge and teach practical skills. A complete syllabus is included with the course. This training comprises one step in the certification process for Doulas of North America (DONA) and fulfills the doula training requirement for MCU students.

 

 

Register above at the Thursday entry.  

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Phase II/Intermediate

Suturing Saturday Workshop

This is a second offering. You do not need to register for both suturing options unless you want to take the workshop twice.

Appropriate for Phase 2 (assist-level clinical) and beyond
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 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

Infiltration of Local Anesthetic

II-21

Administer local anesthetic to the perineum for episiotomy or repair

4.36

Assessment and Repair of Lacerations

V-10

Inspect vagina and cervix for lacerations

4.5

Basic Suturing

II-23

Repair episiotomy if needed

4.51

Repair 1st and 2nd degree perineal and vaginal lacerations

4.52

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Phase III/Advanced

Postpartum Complications

Appropriate for Phase 3 (primary students) and practicing midwives
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 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

Advanced Treatment of Shock

II-26

Identify and manage shock

4.58

Estimation of Blood Loss

V-8

Estimate and record maternal blood loss

4.49

Postpartum Bleeding

V-7

Manage postpartum bleeding and hemorrhage (techniques and uterotonic agents)

4.53

Postpartum Hemorrhage

V-22

Manual removal of placenta

4.55

Manual Removal of Placenta and Fragments

V-20

Bimanual compression for hemorrhage

4.56

Bimanual Compression

V-19

Aortic compression

4.57

Basic Treatment of Shock

I-22

Uterine infection?

Late pp hemorrhage

Wound healing

 

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9:00am – 6:00pm

 

All Levels

Herbology (Off-Site)

Class Description: It is the intent of the instructor to instill a love and appreciation for diverse and humble herbs. This course of study is only a starting point for a student to expand their learning and use of the herbs in their everyday lives. Our world will be a brighter place with more wise women using and spreading the word about the power found in growing, gathering, preparing and healing with herbs.


Early Bird Discounts end:

Feb 28

 

Registration Closes: 

April 10

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