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Workshop Descriptions

Midwives College of Utah is very excited to host two annual Conferences and Student Assessments in Salt Lake City, Utah. Below you will find descriptions of the workshops being offered to help guide you in deciding which workshops to attend.

The complete schedules can be found here:
Spring Schedule
Fall Schedule

Registration for Spring Conference will open on February 12, 2018.
Early registration for the Spring Conference closes on March 26, 2018 and the final registration deadline is April 9, 2018.

Phase I Workshops:

Vital Signs & Basic Skills (8 Hours)

Monday, April 23, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Instructor:
Level: Phase I / Beginner
Class Description: 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.
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $120 / $105 Early Registration
Lunch Included: Yes

IV Skills (4 Hours)

Tuesday, April 24, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: 
Level: Phase I / Beginner
Class Description: 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.
Prerequisite:
Fee: $90 / $75 Early Registration
Lunch Included: No

Breastfeeding (4 Hours)

Tuesday, April 24, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor:
Level: Phase I / Beginner
MCU Course:
Class Description:
Prerequisite:
Fee: $70 / $55 Early Registration
Lunch Included: No

IV Skills (4 Hours)

Tuesday, April 24, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: 
Level: Phase I / Beginner
Class Description: 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.
Prerequisite:
Fee: $90 / $75 Early Registration
Lunch Included: No

Biodynamic Resuscitation of the Newborn (6 Hours)

Wednesday, April 24, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Sarah Carter, CPM, LDEM
Level: Any
Description: 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. BRN certification is accepted by NARM for students and re-certifying midwives (CPM) and by MCU for student midwives. 
Prerequisites: Confirm your state licensure requirements prior to enrolling.
Fee: $95 / $80 Early Registration
Lunch Included: Yes

CPR Basic Lifesaving for Health Professionals (4 Hours)

Wednesday, April 24, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Instructor: 
Level: Phase I / Beginning
MCU Course: None; Required for Clinical Program
Description: This fast-paced certification course in the lifesaving techniques of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation is beneficial for midwives, students, Doulas and anyone needing professional level certification. American Heart Association certification is included with the class.
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $70 / $55 Early Registration
Lunch Included: No

Birth Doula Training (3 Day Workshop)

Thursday – Saturday, April 26-28, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Kristi Ridd-Young
Level: Phase I / Beginning
Description:
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $375 / $350 Early Registration
Lunch Included: Yes

Phase II Workshops:

Phase I Integrated Assessment

Monday, April 23 OR Tuesday, April 24, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Sarah Carter, CPM, LDEM
Level: Phase I / Intermediate
MCU Course: CLNC 1050
Description: Integrated Assessments are a chance for students to be evaluated on their clinical skills, knowledge and client interaction competencies.
Prerequisites: Completion of phase 1 clinical and academic requirements, including CLNC 1050. Integrated Assessments are for approved MCU students only.
Fee: Included in MCU tuition for active students
Lunch Included: Yes

 

CPR Basic Lifesaving for Health Professionals

Wednesday, 
Instructor: Rebeckah Jessop, Learn-Save-Live
Level: Phase I / Beginning
MCU Course: None; Required for Clinical Program
Description: This fast-paced certification course in the lifesaving techniques of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation is beneficial for midwives, students, Doulas and anyone needing professional level certification. American Heart Association certification is included with the class.
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $65 / $55 MCU Student Early Registration

 

IV Skills Lab

Friday, 
Instructor:
Level: Phase I / Beginning
MCU Course: MDWF 1040/335
Class Description: IV Skills will introduce the basics of intravenous therapy.  Objectives include indications for IV therapy, types of fluids and proper technique in starting, administering and discontinuing IVs. Students will have the opportunity to practice IV placement and are expected to serve as models for peer IV placement.  If you are unable or unwilling to serve as a model, contact the Conference Director in advance of registering for this class.  
Prerequisites: Encouraged to have upcoming enrollment in MDWF 1040/335
Fee: $105/ $90 MCU Student Early Registration

 

Postpartum Doula Training

Friday-Saturday, August 25-26, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Kristy Huber
Level: N/A
MCU Course: Continuing Education
Class Description: 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.
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $220

Herbology

Saturday, August 26, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Instructor:
 Pam Francis
Level:
 
MCU Course:
BTNY 1010/ 150
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. This class is conducted off-site in Orem, UT
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $105/ $90 MCU Student Early Registration

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