Birth Emergency Skills Training (BEST) workshop
Saturday, May 3, 2014
915 N Michigan Ave Howell MI 48843
Michigan Midwives Association is hosting a Birth Emergency Skills Training (BEST) workshop on Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 4th, 2014 in Howell, MI. Further information will be provided as the time gets closer, but we wanted to give you advance notice so that you could plan to find on-call coverage in order to attend and budget accordingly for the training.
What is BEST? (information from their website)
Birth Emergency Skills Training for Out-of-Hospital Providers® (BEST) is a certification course that prepares out-of-hospital midwives, physicians, nurses, and birth assistants to manage obstetrical emergencies with greater confidence and proficiency.
Midwives who attend births at home and in free-standing birth centers work with low-risk clientele and seldom encounter emergencies. Yet life-threatening pregnancy and delivery complications may arise unexpectedly during an otherwise normal labor. In a crisis, the birth attendant must respond adeptly, but techniques seldom practiced decay over time, and ongoing research brings new recommendations. BEST sharpens skills so that providers may confidently manage obstetrical emergencies.
BEST workshops last two days and provide 12 hours of training. The subject matter is serious, but we make it fun, with stimulating presentations, learning activities, case studies, videos, discussion, and hands on practice.
What will I learn?
The BEST® course includes a systematic approach to:
Recognizing the high risk pregnancy
Pain and bleeding in pregnancy
Complications arising in pregnancy
Managing Complications of Birth
This intensive 2 day training is suitable for both students and practicing midwives. 12 contact hours are available through both MEAC and ACNM. The book should be read ahead of time and can be ordered online. The cost for both days is $375.00. A $100 deposit is due by February 10th, with the $275 balance due by March 24th. Breakfast will be provided both days. Lunch will be potluck on Saturday, and Sunday we will order lunch in, so please bring money. Those attending are welcome to spend the night at Kate Mazzara’s house, as she lives close by. There is the possibility that NRP will be offered on the day before or after BEST.
For more information on BEST, visit www.birthemergency.com
Questions? Contact Christa Bartley at RNChrista@gmail.com