Suturing, Knot-Tying, Perineal Preservation and Repair, and First Assistant Workshop
This series of 3 workshops builds on core midwifery skills for suturing, prevention and repair of birth lacerations, and expands to include acting as the surgical first assistant for cesarean. Because of our exclusive midwifery focus, cesarean prevention is part of this workshop. The workshop is held over 2 days, and the tickets with housing include on site co-housing for 3 nights. This workshop is limited to 8 participants. Time Summary – Session One 8:45 Networking and Check-in 9:00 Welcome and introduction 9:05 Refining one’s suturing skills 9:15 Sutures and Instruments 9:30 Instrument handling and suturing techniques 9:50 Break 10:00 Suturing techniques and their uses 10:50 Indications and effects of techniques 11:15 Knot-tying techniques 11:55 Conclusion and evaluations 12:00 LUNCH (provided) Time Summary – Session Two 12:45 Networking and Check-in 12:55 Welcome and introductions 1:00 Fostering perineal integrity 1:20 Anatomy, lacerations, and episiotomy 1:30 Wound assessment; mapping a repair plan 1:45 Principles of repair 2:00 Break 2:10 Repair techniques by tissue type 2:45 Continuous suture technique for second-degree laceration repair 3:25 Interrupted 3-layer technique for second-degree laceration repair 4:00 Repair challenges and problem-solving 4:40 Self-assessment of knowledge and competency 4:45 Workshop debriefing 4:55 Evaluations 5:00 Workshop ends Time Summary - Session Three 8:30 Check-in and continental breakfast 8:55 Welcome and introductions 9:00 Setting the stage for perioperative midwifery practice 9:15 Principles and practices of safe surgical care 9:40 Instrumentation for cesarean 10:00 Obstetrical surgical anatomy & physiology 10:15 Break 10:30 Pre-operative history and related physical exam 10:45 Woman- and family centered surgical care 11:00 Surgical first assistant skills and techniques for cesarean 12:00 LUNCH (provided) 1:00 Coordination of skills with the surgeon; mentored cesarean simulation 4:00 Simulation debriefing and discussion 4:15 Post-operative assessment and care 4:30 Expanded professional practice: Competency, credentialing, billing 4:40 Self-assessment, learning plan, and wrap up 4:54 Evaluations 5:00 Distribution of CEU certificates
Midwifery at Green Landing, East Boothbay, ME , 15 Tharpe Ln.
East Boothbay, ME
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