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Skill Suites by MCU

Skill Suites

April 23-28

Monday, April 23

Phase I/Beginner

Vital Signs & Basic Skills

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.

Full Description

Pharmacology Skills

The description of this workshop is forthcoming. Thank you for your patience.

Phase II/Intermediate

Phase I Assessment

Integrated Assessments are a chance for students to be evaluated on their clinical skills, knowledge and client interaction competencies.

Phase III/Advanced

Medications in the Childbearing Year

Pharmacology for Midwives offers learners basic principles of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics in the childbearing year.

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Tuesday, April 24

Phase I/Beginner

IV Skills

This is the class description

Breastfeeding

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 in our workshop descriptions 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.

Phase II/Intermediate

Phase I Assessment

Integrated Assessments are a chance for students to be evaluated on their clinical skills, knowledge and client interaction competencies.

Phase III/Advanced

Newborn Complications

This is the class description

Wednesday, April 25

Phase I/Beginner

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.

CPR

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.

Phase II/Intermediate

Healthy Birth Skill Suite

This is the class description

Phase III/Advanced

Postpartum Complications

This is the class description

Thursday, April 26

Phase I/Beginner

Birth Doula Training

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 DONA-approved doula training Kristi Ridd-Young who has trained over 1200 doulas throughout the United States and the Middle East. The course uses supplementary. This course 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.

Phase II/Intermediate

Healthy Newborn Skill Suite

This is the class description

Immediate Newborn Skill Suite

This is the class description

Phase III/Advanced

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. Activities from BTNY 1010/150 will be included in class.

Friday, April 27

Phase I/Beginner

Birth Doula Training

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 DONA-approved doula training Kristi Ridd-Young who has trained over 1200 doulas throughout the United States and the Middle East. The course uses supplementary. This course 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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Phase II/Intermediate

Normal Postpartum Skill Suite

This is the class description

Immediate Postpartum Skill Suite

This is the class description

Phase III/Advanced

Labor and Birth Complications

This is the class description

Saturday, April 28

Phase I/Beginner

Birth Doula Training

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 DONA-approved doula training Kristi Ridd-Young who has trained over 1200 doulas throughout the United States and the Middle East. The course uses supplementary. This course 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!

Phase II/Intermediate

Suturing

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.

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