Mentor: Julie Moon and Olga Ryan
8am-5pm: Friday, November 10th, 2023
Julie is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Owner/Educator at Midwives Untethered. She travels across the country providing education to midwives, EMS providers, and birth workers and to help them to refine NRP with limited numbers of staff and community based resources and settings. She has spent years working towards making the transfer and transport of birthing families as seamless as possible by working with EMS and midwives to develop skills and protocols. She is driven to serve and guide midwives, birth workers, EMS and all caregivers to optimize their care and their own well-being. She knows the key to this is care givers who are self-aware, compassionate, and empowered to perform within functional systems, while being well educated to assess needs and perform safely in those systems. She is honored to guard physiologic birth and the traditions of midwifery, while while advocating for safe, quality care.
Olga has been an NRP instructor for more than 20 years and has been teaching NRP in the out-of-hospital birth setting since 2006. She is an experienced birth center leader having served as manager of the El Rio Birth & Women’s Health Center for 10 years and more recently as the director of Babymoon Inn, LLC in Tucson, AZ. She is active in AABC and CABC and has served in various roles in both organizations throughout her career. Olga has served in nursing leadership positions in a variety of perinatal units since 1994, with a special interest in process improvement projects. She is a passionate birth center advocate who works with birth centers and EMS systems to improve clinical care and processes that serve the families and the caregivers within them.
This is a full day course for neonatal resuscitation. We begin by creating a safe space for feelings like fear, grief or tension, and work towards creating curiosity and community. Starting with skills of ventilation and ending with emergency IV treatment, each learner will have plenty of hands-on practice. All aspects of NRP including introduction of T-Piece resuscitators and why they matter, EMS collaboration and transfer scenarios, trauma based debriefing, and resuscitation in place. The afternoon is spent in drill scenarios where learners rotate roles, demonstrate skills, build confidence and reflect on team performance. Individual practice needs are developed and assessed with community focus. Equipment, drills and setups unique to community birth settings drive the course. Our goal is for each learner to feel confident with both ventilation and advanced skills, and we have found this takes time to achieve.
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