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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 January 30, 2017.
Early registration for the Spring Conference closes on March 20, 2017 and the final registration deadline is April 9, 2017.

Biodynamic Resuscitation of the Newborn (BRN)

Thursday, April 27, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Sarah Carter, CPM
Level: Phase I / Beginning
MCU Course: None; Required for Clinical Program
Class 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 recertifying midwives (CPM) and by MCU for student midwives
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $150 / $130 MCU Student Early Registration

Breastfeeding Support

Wednesday, April 26, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Sara Vranes
Level: Phase I / Beginning
MCU Course: MDWF 1030 / MDWF 341
Class Description: Students will learn best practices to support a breastfeeding woman. We will review the cultural background of breastfeeding, the breastfeeding process, problems, and breastfeeding beyond the postpartum period.
Skills: TBA
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $60 / $50 MCU Student Early Registration

Childbirth Education

Wednesday, April 26, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Kristi Ridd-Young and Angie Rosier
Level: Phase II / Intermediate
MCU Course: SOSC 2030 / SOSC 364
Description: This course will help the student develop her own course outline and handouts to teach a childbirth education class. An overview of common childbirth methods will be included. The course will fulfill the “Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas” class required for DONA birth doula certification.
Skills: None
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $110 / $90 MCU Student Early Registration

Clinical Testing

Thursday, April 27, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Eve German, CPM
Level: Phase II / Intermediate
MCU Course: HLTH 336
Description: TBA
Skills: TBA
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $95 / $80 MCU Student Early Registration

Complications of Labor & Birth Skills Lab – 2 days

Monday-Tuesday, April 24-25, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Cathy Larson, CPM
Level: Phase III / Advanced
MCU Course: MDWF 356
Class Description: This advanced skills intensive goes over the unexpected and unusual situations that can come up during intrapartum care, including abnormal labor patterns, malpresentation, breech, multiples, shoulder dystocia and postpartum hemorrhage. Scenario learning and discussion, as well as practice on models, will be used to learn and demonstrate techniques learned in class. Appropriate for the student working in the primary under supervision role, or for practicing midwives who would like to brush up on uncommonly seen complications.
Skills: TBA
Prerequisites: Attendance with midwife at labor and births.
Fee: $190 / $160 MCU Student Early Registration

CPR Heartsaver

Wednesday, April 26, 1:300 pm – 6:00 pm
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.
Skills: TBA
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $65 / $55 MCU Student Early Registration

Doula Training – 3 days

Thursday-Saturday, April 27-28, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Kristi Ridd-Young
Level: Phase I / Beginning
MCU Course: None
Class Description: A doula training is a graduation requirement for all MCU students. This three-day comprehensive training is designed to give you a strong foundation to begin your own doula practice. This is a DONA (Doulas of North America)-approved training and meets the training requirement for certification through DONA. As a companion for laboring women, you will learn to nurture the innate strength and courage that lies within each woman to create a positive memory of her birth and ease the transition into her new parenting role.
Skills: None
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $325 / $305.00 MCU Student Early Registration

IV Skills

Wednesday, April 26, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Amy Patel, CPM
Level: Phase I / Beginning
MCU Course: MDWF 1040 / MDWF 335
Class Description: This course covers the basics of IVs, both academic and hands-on. Objectives include indication for IV therapy in childbirth, types of fluids, and proper technique in starting, administering, and discontinuing IVs, as well as proper charting.
Skills: TBA
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $80 / $70 MCU Student Early Registration

Labor & Birth Skills Lab

Friday, April 28, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Megan Koontz, CPM
Level: Phase II / Intermediate
MCU Course: Clinical skills only
Class Description: Learn the basic skills for labor and birth in this intensive workshop. We will practice hands-on-skills. Keep in mind that only the skills that the student can demonstrate proficiency in will be signed off.
Skills: TBA
Prerequisites: Attendance with midwife at labor and births.
Fee: $95 / $80 MCU Student Early Registration

Midwife’s Assistant

Monday, April 24, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Becky Porter, CPM
Level: Phase I / Beginning
MCU Course: MDWF 1050
Class Description: Learn the basic skills to assist midwives in this jam-packed one day workshop. We will learn and practice skills including hand washing, assessment of heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, setting up a sterile field, basic treatment for shock, and more. Keep in mind that while we will learn and introduce many skills, this is an introductory training.
Skills: TBA
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $80/ $95 MCU Student Early Registration

NARM Test Prep

Wednesday, April 26, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Sarah Carter, CPM
Level: Phase III / Advanced
MCU Course: MDWF 3070
Class Description: Planning to take the NARM exam? Learn what to expect, how the exam is structured, what the questions look like and how to prepare yourself mentally, physically and emotionally!
Skills: None
Prerequisites: It is intended for students at the end of their studies who are planning to take the exam this year.  This class does not cover the paperwork or process of applying for the exam.
Fee: $60 / $50 MCU Student Early Registration

Newborn / Pediatrics

Monday, April 24, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Sonia Ochoa, MD
Level: Phase II / Intermediate
MCU Course: HLTH 332
Class Description: This course designed to help you be proficient in the following skills: APGAR Assessment, evaluation and care of the newborn immediately after birth (including, but not limited to routine newborn exam, respiratory and cardiac and thermal assessment of the newborn, newborn suction), initial newborn exam, gestational age assessment, assessment of newborn reflexes, 24-hour newborn exam, newborn metabolic screen, jaundice in the newborn and bathing of mother and baby.
Skills: None
Prerequisites: Experience working as an assistant with a midwife.
Fee: $95 / $80 MCU Student Early Registration

Postpartum Skills Lab

Tuesday, April 25, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Instructor:
 Megan Kuntz, CPM
Level:
Phase II / Intermediate
MCU Course:
 Clinical skills only
Class Description: Review and practice skills associated with the postpartum period. Keep in mind that only the skills that the student can demonstrate proficiency in will be signed off.
Skills: TBA
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $80/ $95 MCU Student Early Registration

Suturing

Saturday, April 29, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Sonia Ochoa, MD
Level: Phase II / Intermediate
MCU Course: MDWF 345
Class Description: 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.
You will need the following instruments during the conference:
1- needle holder of at least 6” long
1 or 2 – 5” mosquito forceps
1 – tissue forceps (4 ¾” or longer)
1 pair of surgical scissors 4 1/2” or longer (episiotomy scissors)
1 pair of stitch scissors (you can share with a classmate)
1 pair of Allis forceps; two are usually needed, but you can share with a classmate.
Skills: TBA
Prerequisites: Basic anatomy/ Anatomy of obstetrics or similar training.
Fee: $110 / $90 MCU Student Early Registration

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