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Basic Suturing Skills for Midwives


This is a hands-on workshop designed for new graduates or seasoned CNMs/CMs needing to brush up on suturing skills. During the workshop, maintenance of privacy, perineal anatomy, indications for perineal repair, administration of local anesthesia, repair of 1st and 2nd-degree perineal lacerations, and post-repair assessment will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. Skills to be taught and practiced include one-handed knot tying, instrument tie, repair of second-degree perineal laceration/episiotomy, and first-degree labial laceration utilizing the most recent evidence.


INSTRUCTORS

Tanya Belcheff,
DNP, CNM is an Assistant Professor for the Midwifery and Women's health programs at Frontier Nursing University. She has worked in birth centers and teaching hospitals as a full-scope midwife. She also has experience in administration and providing group care in the birth center setting. Tanya is passionate about elevating the status of families by increasing access to care, and providing innovative, inclusive, quality, client-centered care. She is a member of ACNM and AABC.

Dorsena Gayle,
DNP, CNM is the Clinical Transition Coordinator for the Midwifery and Women's health programs at Frontier Nursing University. She has worked in birth centers, collaborative practices, as a hospitalist and teaching hospitals as a full-scope midwife. She also has experience in administration and providing group care in the birth center setting. Dorsena is passionate about decreasing healthcare disparities directly related to weathering and providing innovative, inclusive, quality, client-centered care.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At completion of this workshop the participant will be able to:

1. Describe the optimal sutures, needles, used for wound closure of birth-related tissue trauma
2. Identify the types of lacerations and risk factors associated with lacerations
3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to perform effective knot-tying and suturing
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the anatomy and techniques postpartum assessment for tissue trauma
5. Describe and demonstrate techniques for evaluating and approximating tissue trauma following childbirth
6. Describe and demonstrate techniques for local analgesia infiltration
7. Describe and demonstrate techniques for episiotomy

CEUs Offered:
7 CE / 0.5 RxCE

PRICING

Members: $595
Non-Member: $695
Student: $395
*Student Non-Member: $495

*Contact [email protected] to receive Student Non-Member pricing and be prepared to submit proof of enrollment.

REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION POLICY

Please review the registration and cancellation policy prior to registering and note that by registering you agree to adhere to this policy in full. The registration and cancellation policy can be found HERE.

For this virtual training, all participants are required to be in a stationary location. In addition, registrants will need to have their cameras on for the entire training. This workshop is not recorded and can only be attended live.


Instructions for Registration

You will register for the Suturing Workshop and access prerequisite materials via the ACNM Learning Management System. To register for Basic Suturing Skills for Midwives you must be logged in to your LMS account (this is different from your membership account). If you had an account in the old Online Learning Center, then you have an account in the new system. Please use the email address that was previously tied to your old account. Click the link here to create a password. Click the link here to log-in to your account.

If you are not a member or did not have an account in the old system, you will need to create a new account in the online learning center to register. Click the link here to create an account. If you have any trouble, please submit a request to the LMS Contact form.


**Suturing Workshop Course Dates

Monday, February 13, 2023 (10:00am - 4:00pm EST) - Registration closes on Monday, February 6 

Monday, March 13, 2023 (10:00am - 4:00pm EST)
- Registration closes on Friday, February 24

Monday, April 10, 2023 (10:00am - 4:00pm EST)
- Registration closes on Friday, March 24

Please note that a version of the Suturing Workshop will be hosted as part of the 2023 Annual Meeting and therefore be subject to different registration, instructors, and policy. Information concerning this session will be made available on the 2023 Annual Meeting site once available.


Monday, June 12, 2023 (10:00am - 4:00pm EST)
- Registration closes on Friday, May 26

Monday, July 10, 2023 (10:00am - 4:00pm EST)
- Registration closes on Friday, June 23

**All the dates listed are subject to change, but all learners enrolled will be given notice as soon as changes are made.
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