High Risk Labor Support Workshop

**2 CEU’s approved from ICEA**

All are welcome to this non-medical labor support workshop. Ideal for birth/postpartum doulas, educators, lactation support and other ancillary support for birthing families. This workshop is designed to help non-medical personnel understand the 3 specific aspects of birth; preeclampsia, hemorrhage and pain medication. This information is not for diagnostic purposes, but to help the attendees to better support their clients and to better communicate with the medical team. The workshop will be held in a 2-hour format with time for Q&A towards the end.
Included in this 2-hour workshop: 2 CEU’s approved by ICEA, printed materials, refreshments

Upon completing this workshop, you will be able to (not to be used as diagnostic):
· Compare the differences between spinal, combined spinal-epidural and epidural anesthesia
· Explain the emergent concerns of general anesthesia
· Explain in layman’s terms the physiology of preeclampsia
· Have an understanding of commonly used medications in the treatment of preeclampsia
· Identify those at risk for obstetrical hemorrhage
· Assess blood loss: 50 cc, 100ccs, 500 ccs (to communicate with medical support if needed)
· Have an understanding of the commonly used uterotonic medications
· Define obstetrical hemorrhage for a vaginal delivery and cesarean section
· Explain medical procedures used following an obstetrical hemorrhage
· Explain the normal course of care for patients with pre-eclampsia and hemorrhage
· Identify ways to support mothers diagnosed with preeclampsia
· Identify ways to support mothers who have experienced obstetrical hemorrhage

  • When

    Tuesday October 17th 7:00pm – 9:00pm

  • Where

    12925 Braddock Road Clifton Virginia 20124

  • Investment

    $50; Includes 2 continuing education units, printed materials and refreshments

About your instructor; Lisa-Marie Cook

Lisa-Marie Cook is a Labor and Delivery Nurse with more than 29-years of experience working at various hospitals and Birthing Centers in the Washington DC area. Her work at INOVA Fairfax, INOVA Alexandria, and the George Washington University Hospital (GWUH) have provided many opportunities working with both midwife-attended natural childbirths and physician-attended high-risk births. Lisa-Marie is passionate about providing education and support to high-risk families, nurses and doulas.

· Registered Nurse, BSN, The University of Texas-Austin
· RNC-OB, Advanced Certification in Inpatient Obstetrics, National Certification Corporation
· C-EFM, Certification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring, National Certification Corporation
· Internationally Certified Childbirth Educator, International Childbirth Education Association
· Certified Doula, Prepared Childbirth Educators, Inc.
· AWHONN Certified Electronic Fetal Monitoring Instructor