Comfort Measures for Labor & Delivery Nurses - Evidence Based Birth®
Are you an Labor & Delivery 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!
Evidence Based Birth®: Comfort Measures for L & D Nurses
CUSTOM EVENT SCHEDULING AVAILABLE
All nurses who register at the Professional level or higher will earn 3.5 nursing contact hours, and those who register as Super Users will receive a Comfort Measures Toolkit to take back to your unit and teach to your peers. Come enjoy an afternoon of demonstrations, discussion, and networking with L & D nurses from all over the Greater Houston Area.
This Comfort Measures Workshop is taught by
LaKiesha Pham, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor and HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator
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!
By attending this workshop and completing an evaluation and quiz, registrants at the Professional or Super User ticket level will earn a certificate for 3.5 nursing contact hours from Evidence Based Birth®, a continuing education provider for the Kentucky Board of Nursing #7-0081. Nursing contact hours can also be applied to most childbirth educator and doula certifications.
Learning Objectives for the 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
$75 Basic Ticket - audit only (no contact hours)
$100 Professional Ticket - certificate for 3.5 nursing contact hours
$195 Super User Ticket - certificate for 3.5 nursing contact hours, lanyard and flash drive loaded with the “Comfort Measures Teaching Toolkit” that includes lesson plans and handouts with permission to teach lessons to your peers, 30 day free trial to the Professional Membership at Evidence Based Birth® with access to 24 additional contact hours, and a laminated “Pocket Guide to Comfort Measures”
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.
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 Labor & Delivery 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 LaKiesha Pham at iBirthEdu@gmail.com
Refund policy: Tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferred to other attendees or to future workshops.