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Free Webinar: How to Teach Evidence-Based Childbirth Classes and Still Keep Your Job

May 21st, 2013 by avatar

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I taught hospital based childbirth classes for 6 years prior to changing gears and teaching independently in my community.  Teaching evidence-based information and current best practice in my hospital class always left me feeling anxious and on edge.  Eventually, I made the decision to hang out my own shingle, and after just a few of my “own” classes, I knew I had definitely made the right choice for me.

If you have ever struggled with the same challenge, are considering what your teaching options are or feel alone in your attempts to cover the best evidence in your hospital classes, then Lamaze International has a free webinar for you that you won’t want to miss. 

Kathryn Konrad, MS, RNC-OB, LCCE, FACCE will be leading a webinar, “How to Teach Evidence-Based Childbirth Classes and Still Keep Your Job” on Wednesday, May 22, 1:00-2:15 PM EST.

Childbirth educators including RNs, LPNs lactation consultants, midwives, doulas and others who teach childbirth education in a hospital setting may find it challenging to push for safe and healthy birth outcomes. The purpose of this webinar is to examine the conflicts that may arise when hospital-based childbirth educators teach evidence-based content that is in conflict or inconsistent with hospital and/or provider policies and practices, and to investigate strategies for promoting best practices.

After attending this webinar, learners will be able to:

• Identify potential conflicts of interest when teaching childbirth education classes in a hospital setting;

• Describe strategies for empowering pregnant women to advocate for their preferences regarding evidence-based maternity care and;

• Develop strategies for promoting evidence-based birth practices within a hospital setting.

Contact hours are available.  This program has been planned by Lamaze International for 1.1 hours of CNE credit. To earn credit, attendees must register for the event, attend the entire 75 minute webinar, and complete an online evaluation within the specified time period.  This program has also been approved for 1.0 Lamaze contact hours.  See the registration page for more details.  You do not have to be a Lamaze member to attend the webinar, but you are asked to create a profile in order to register.

This is a great opportunity to learn how to be successful as a hospital based childbirth educator and navigate some of the challenges that occur when you teach for a hospital.  You will not want to miss this webinar scheduled for tomorrow.  Make some time in your schedule, and register now!  Come back and share your thoughts in our comments section on the topic and your experiences as a hospital based childbirth educator.  I know the discussion will be lively.

Kathryn Konrad has educational experience overseeing the development and presentation of childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting classes in both hospital and community settings.  Currently she is an instructor at The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing.  She received a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2000 and a Masters of Science degree with an emphasis in Nursing Education from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2008.  She has been Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator since 2006, an RNC-OB since 2005 and a labor and birth nurse since 2000.  She was inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators in 2011. She offers workshops on evidence-based labor support for nurses and nursing students.

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Getting the Most out of Your Hospital Tour; A Parent Webinar for You and Your Students

April 18th, 2013 by avatar

Taking the hospital tour is considered to be a right of passage for expectant parents choosing to birth in the hospital.  They gather together in a group, a bit nervous, a bit excited, following the tour guide, quietly tiptoeing through the labor and delivery unit, hearing and seeing women in labor, peeking into empty rooms, learning where to park and finding out about the amenities that the facility has to offer.  They smile slightly to themselves and begin to imagine themselves birthing in one of these very rooms in the not too distant future.

A few families may ask questions, inquiring about policies and what they are “allowed” to do once admitted.  In fact, some of these questions may come up in your classes or you may hear stories about what the students learned on their various tours.

Lamaze International is offering a Parent Webinar: Getting the Most out of Your Hospital Tour next Wednesday, April 24th. at 12 PM EST.  This one hour webinar is being presented by Allison Walsh, IBCLC, LCCE.  This engaging learning opportunity can help parents to prepare for their tour,  ask questions that count and really understand what they need to do to have an active, upright birth within the hospital setting.

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I encourage childbirth educators to inform their students about this webinar opportunity and suggest your CBE families register now.  The webinar will be made available in recorded form in a timely fashion after the live presentation is completed.  As an educator, I see lots of opportunities to bring this webinar into your classroom for discussion, watch snippets of it throughout your series, or ask your students to do a fun role play, incorporating what they learned from the webinar.

Some CBEs and L&D nurses may be the tour guide at the hospital, and this webinar can help them to offer an effective and evidence based tour that thoroughly meets the need of participants.

Tweet about this opportunity, post it on Facebook and share with students and your community of pregnant families, encouraging them to register now!  By attending this free webinar, families will become more informed maternity care consumers and in a better position to “Push for Their Baby.”

The Lamaze Parent blog, Giving Birth With Confidence highlighted this webinar in a comprehensive blog post yesterday that you may also want to share with your families.

To learn more about the Parent Webinar: “Getting the Most out of Your Hospital Tour” and to register, please click here.  See you at the webinar!

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Free Lamaze Webinar: Childbirth Education – A Collaborative Role for Nurses and Doctors

February 22nd, 2013 by avatar

 

Join us for a Webinar on Thursday, February 28,  from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST.  

Lamaze International and OB Consult are collaborating on a joint education initiative to provide evidence-based and complimentary educational services to OB nursing staff and physicians on their role in supporting patient childbirth education and participation, resulting in enhanced physician-patient relationships, engaged mothers, and healthier babies.  This Webcast officially launches this new collaborative initiative.

Childbirth preparation has been an integral part of the birth experience for centuries, in the beginning as experiential learning when births occurred in the home and then in the 50s and 60s as part of a formal curriculum in physician offices, hospitals and the community.

Travel with us through time to see how the trends in childbirth and childbirth education can impact the care that pregnant women and their families experience in the 21st century.

  • Is childbirth education a passing fancy or an integral part of the childbirth experience?
  • How can physicians, nurse midwives and nurses work together to create a safe and satisfying birth experience for all involved?

Learn about evidence-based strategies that you can put into place now and in the future to educate all stakeholders in the experience of birth.

This presentation is open to all OB department staff, including OB-Gyns, OB department managers, OB nurses, lactation consultants, educators, doulas and the rest of the OB team.  This includes YOU!

This presentation features our own Michele Ondeck, RN, MEd, IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE,  Lamaze International President-Elect and Margaret “Peggy” M. DeZinno, BS, RN, LCCE, an OB-Gyn risk management specialist.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Lamaze International and OB Consult cooperative venture, and clarify the importance of your role in supporting families and babies as part of the OB team.

Find more information on the Lamaze International Webinar page. Register now by following this link.

For more info, questions about registration or webinar content, please contact OB Consult at 717.399.6658 or ceb@ob-consult.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/245111544

 

Childbirth preparation has been an integral part of the birth experience for centuries, in the beginning as experiential learning when births occurred in the home and then in the 50s and 60s as part of a formal curriculum in physician offices, hospitals and the community.
Travel with us through time to see how the trends in childbirth and childbirth education can impact the care that pregnant women and their families experience in the 21st century.
•     Is childbirth education a passing fancy or an integral part of the childbirth experience?
•     How can physicians, nurse midwives and nurses work together to create a safe and satisfying birth experience for all involved?
Learn about evidence-based strategies that you can put into place now and in the future to educate all
stakeholders in the experience of birth.

 

Title:

Childbirth Education – A Collaborative Role for Nurses and Doctors

Date:

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Time:

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

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Lamaze International Webinar: “Arming Women with the Tools to Push for the Safest, Healthiest Birth Possible.”

November 20th, 2012 by avatar

An invitation from Linda Harmon, Lamaze International’s Executive Director.  Please consider joining this interactive webinar and learn how you can help women “Push for Their Baby!” I know I am going to be online and participating!  Won’t you join me! – SM

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You play an important role in helping pregnant women achieve the safest, healthiest birth possible. Throughout pregnancy and birth, women need strong partners so they can get the maternity care that meets their unique needs.

Lamaze’s Push for Your Baby effort is aimed at helping women work in partnership with their care providers to achieve the best outcomes. And, we know there’s much work to be done. Certain birth practices, such as the overuse of cesarean surgery, early induction and confinement to bed can make it harder for women to have a safe and healthy birth.

As part of our initiative, we’re pleased to invite you to join an upcoming educational webinar for nurses and childbirth educators, which will offer one nursing contact hour and one Lamaze contact hour (with the purchase of a post-webinar quiz).

 

 

Push for Your Baby Nurse & Educator Webinar
Arming Women with the Tools to Push for the Safest, Healthiest Birth Possible
Friday, November 30, 2012
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

During this webinar, we’ll discuss evidence-based research in maternity care, and introduce the latest tools to help nurses and educators support moms-to-be in navigating maternity care decisions. We’re excited to take this opportunity to support your important role in helping women recognize the challenges in maternity care and encourage them to speak up and push for better care for themselves and their babies.

Featured speakers include:  

  • Tara Owens Shuler, M.Ed., CD (DONA), LCCE, FACCE, Lamaze President and Director of Continuing Education, Special Projects, & Lamaze Childbirth Educator Program, Duke AHEC Program
  • Amy Romano, CNM, MSN, Co-Author, Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach
  • Jessica Deeb, RN, LCCE, and new mom

At the conclusion of the presentation, we will open up for a discussion and brainstorming session where we encourage you to share the real challenges you face in helping women get the best maternity care. Our mutual work is important to the health of women and babies, and we look forward to engaging with you on this initiative.

We hope you will join us for this exciting event! Register online to attend.

Best,

Linda Harmon
Executive Director/CEO
Lamaze International

P.S. Stay tuned for additional webinars in 2013 on hot topics and controversies in maternity care.

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Free “Ethics in Childbirth Education” Webinar offered by Lamaze International

July 16th, 2012 by avatar

Lamaze International is offering childbirth educators and others the opportunity to participate in a free hour-long webinar with Raymond De Vries, Ph. D.  The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18th , 2012 from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT.

Dr. De Vries is a Professor at the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School.  Dr. De Vries has written several published papers and was most recently quoted The Atlantic Monthly article; “The Most Scientific Birth Is Often the Least Technological Birth”.

At the end of this webinar session, learners will be able to define how to apply the Lamaze code of ethics to pre-natal education by adopting a sociological approach to thinking about and resolving ethical dilemmas of birth which takes into account the social, economic, and political context within which ethical problems exist.

 Please click here to register for the free “Ethics in Childbirth” webinar.

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