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The Village - South Jersey Breastfeeding & Wellness
915 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, New Jersey 08108
Are you an L & D nurse who wishes you had more tools in your toolbox to help keep patients comfortable during labor?
By attending this Comfort Measures Workshop for Labor and Delivery Nurses, you will not only get hands-on practice with comfort measures skills, but you'll also learn how you can overcome barriers to providing comfort measures on your unit! All nurses who register at the Professional level or higher will earn 3 nursing contact hours, and those who register as Super Users will receive a Comfort Measures Toolkit to take back to your unit and show to your peers. Come enjoy an afternoon of demonstrations, discussion, and networking with L & D nurses from all over the South Jersey / Philadelphia area!
This Comfort Measures Workshop is taught by Cat LaPlante, MAEd, CD(DONA), LCCE and Evidence Based Birth® Instrcutor. We designed this workshop specifically for Labor and Delivery nurses who are looking to add to their labor support knowledge and skills. However, local doulas, midwives, and childbirth educators are also encouraged to register!
Location: This workshop is held at The Village in Collingswood. (915 Haddon Ave). Attendees are welcome to socialize at one of the awesome restruants within walking distance after the workshop is over! Space is limited in this workshop.
Contact hours: By attending the workshop and completing an evaluation and quiz, registrants at the Professional or Super User ticket level will earn a certificate for 3 contact hours from Evidence Based Birth®, a continuing education provider for the Kentucky Board of Nursing # 7-0081. Nursing contact hours can be applied to most childbirth educator and doula certifications.
Learning Objectives for Comfort Measures Workshop:
-Discuss the evidence on comfort measures and the importance of labor support skills for increasing patient satisfaction and decreasing the Cesarean rate
-Demonstrate a variety of comfort measures and discuss how to teach these comfort measures to other nurses on your unit
-Discuss ways that we can build stronger team relationships between nurses and providers, and between nurses and doulas
-Discuss how we can overcome barriers to providing comfort measures, including the effects of witnessing traumatic births, a lack of self care, charting duties, and unit/system pressures
Registration Options: October 1, 2018
-Basic Ticket- audit only (no contact hours)
-Professional Ticket-- certificate for 3 nursing contact hours
-Super User Ticket-- certificate for 3 nursing contact hours, Comfort Measures Teaching Toolkit with instructions and permission to teach lessons to your peers, 1 month free Professional Membership to Evidence Based Birth® with access to 24 additional contact hours
Additional info about the «Super User» ticket:
Taking the Comfort Measures for L & D Nurses Workshop (at the Super User level) is the first step in the process to become a designated «Evidence Based Birth® Nurse Champion.» This designation will recognize your work towards promoting evidence based care. Further details about how to apply for this credential will be released in 2019, but two pre-requisites are attending the 3-hour Evidence Based Birth® Comfort Measures for Labor and Delivery Nurses Workshop, and attending a 3-hour EBB Savvy Birth Pro Workshop (held twice a year in the area).
We are encouraging each local hospital to sponsor at least two nurses to become Comfort Measures Super Users! Your Nurse Super Users will be able to teach their peers how comfort measures can decrease the Cesarean rate, decrease patient pain levels, and increase patient satisfaction. Having at least 2 nurses trained as Super Users will make it easier for them to demonstrate to the other L & D nurses on their unit what they learned at the workshop. Super Users will receive a Comfort Measures Toolkit on a flash drive, which will be loaded with:
1. Research evidence handout for staff + Lesson curriculum on assisting patients who wish to use hydrotherapy during labor
2. Research evidence handout for staff + Lesson curriculum on how labor nurses can assist with upright positioning during labor and birth
3. Handout for patients + Lesson curriculum on how to reassure patients who are being sent home in early labor
4. Research evidence handout for staff + Role play about the words nurses use and how hospital staff language affects the patient's pain perception, anxiety, and satisfaction
5. Plus more!
Questions? Contact Cat at [email protected]
Refund policy: Tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferred to future workshops or online classes.