midwifery skills and drills

It all startswith Skillz & Drillz

A round-robin, 20 stations, hands-on process with life-like models, real-life scenarios, and qualified mentors to support your learning and practice.

Course certification, CEU’s, and/or student sign-offs for Bridge, NARM, ACNM, PEP, NRP, and most schools offered. You proceed through the stations based on the pathway you choose, a) AP Midwife (6 yrs +) b) Midwife (0-5yrs) c) Senior Student d) New Midwifery Student or Assistant.

Available Thursday November 10, 2022, Friday November 11, 2022, and Monday November 14, 2022 but will fill up fast, as there are limited spots!

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Learning how to draw blood and doing it weekly in-office is the key to keeping your IV skills excellent! Come for beginning instruction or for some quick practice – all supplies provided.

Your Mentor: Leslie Cornwell

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Bladder Catheterization

Designed to refresh anatomy and skills, our silicone model will help you establish or advance this skill quickly.

Your Mentor: Julianne Guy

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Newborn Exam

Practice this skill with or without guidance to support or test yourself on this multi-step thorough exam.

Your Mentor: Mary Harris

Estimated and Quantitative Blood Loss

In a rush you need to be able to quickly estimate blood loss. If you have time, you can weigh and measure. We’ve got two fun birth scenes for you to assess.

Your Mentor: TBD

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Intramuscular Injections

Come get your hands-on practice with ampules and single and multi-use vials, as you practice drawing up and administering IM injections.

Your Mentor: Britanny Thorton

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FHT Auditory Practice

Practice your fetal heart tone assessment by listening to several real-life recordings and then discuss your findings with the mentor.

Your Mentor: Melanie Martin

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Foley Bulb Placement

Placing a foley is a powerful and safe method of induction out of the hospital, use our anatomically correct model to learn or practice this skill to decrease postterm transports.

Your Mentor: TBD

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911 Call Script Practice

We have some real-life scenarios for you to summarize on a ‘pretend’ 911 call using our script. Have some fun and also learn how to legally protect yourself.

Your Mentor: Jessica Johnston 

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Breech Maneuvers

Safe breech birth (either planned or surprise) requires muscle memory. Come practice with the masters of breech birth and the ’Sophie and her mum’ model.

Your Mentor: Rixa Freeze & Kristine Laurie

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Abdominal Palpation

Estimating weight and assessing position takes practice, we have a water-filled abdominal model to give you the practice you need.

Your Mentor: Lisa Rawson

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Placenta/Clot Manual Removal & Bi-Manual Compression

Some postpartum emergencies require quick and aggressive action. Come practice on our pelvic models with fake blood to conquer your fears.

Your Mentor: Wantina Brooks-Roach

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Shoulder Dystocia Maneuvers

Two percent of your clients will experience a life-threatening shoulder dystocia. To resolve this safely you need to have muscle memory and a team mentality. Practice on our life-like model with your peers.

Your Mentor: Wendi Cleckner

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Pelvic Exam / Vaginal Exam

You can only measure a changing cervix by feel, so you better come feel some different dilations. At this station, you can also learn how to insert a speculum and gather a Pap smear sample.

Your Mentor: Kimberly Haines

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Well-Person Physcial Exam and Adult Vitals

Practice using equipment, as well as using a humanistic, inclusive approach to meeting each person where they are in health and life. Live models will be your peers.

Your Mentor: Roxanne Barnes

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Emergencies Role Play

More info coming soon!

Your Mentor: TBD

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Canulation / IV
4 Hour Sessions

Appropriate for all levels, this thorough class emphasizes efficiency over perfection and moves the participant through theory, safety, equipment, practice and successful IV practice all in 4 hours. All supplies provided, must be willing to receive a practice IV in order to practice on someone else. Static Arm models provided as well.

Your Mentor: Augustine Colebrook

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Episiotomy & Suture
4 Hours Sessions

Evaluating and repairing perineal injury takes practice. Join us to learn the 4 reasons why you must repair, an in-depth explanation of tears you can leave alone, how to perform an episiotomy and how to repair a first or second-degree tear in this comprehensive 4-hour course.

Your Mentor: Augustine Colebrook

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4 Hour Sessions

Theory, practice and case review make this an exemplary course to not only understand resuscitation but also be able to do it safely and effectively in the field. Testing and Certification in NRP & CPR available at the end of each class, but must have completed the online pretest and have prepaid. Green students welcome.

Your Mentor: Jennifer Nelson 

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Ultrasound Basics for Midwives

Standalone class for 8 hours on Monday the 14th 8am to 12 and 1 to 5pm

**Separate purchase & registration is required for this class.

Have a butterfly or pocket ultrasound? This course will help orientate your use of the POCUS transducer while performing non-diagnostic exams in the office. Here you will learn best practices on how to hold the transducer (leading edge, transverse/sagittal (long) planes), where to place transducer for each trimester, angling and toggling, normal anatomy and organs orientation on screen, capacity of equipment (setting for exams in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimester, M-mode, fetal heart sounds, measuring CRL, etc) and much more. Midwives, what you don’t know, just might be endangering you and your client. Additionally, radiology reports can be confusing, so let’s talk more about what the radiologist “might” mean in the diagnostic reports you receive. This course is not meant to fully train or certify midwives to become ultrasound technologists, but to help them learn how to use the medical equipment they are already using. 

This is a hybrid class with online and live portions, participants must complete the online portion before attending the live class. Open to all, no experience necessary, CEU’s and certificate of completion provided.

Your Mentor: Amariee S. Collins, MPA, BS, RDMS (Abd, Ob/Gyn), RVT

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