Optimizing Labor: Back to the Bedside

PCEO Region II

DESCRIPTION

This class was designed to heighten your knowledge regarding use of hands-on nursing practice to reduce the risk for a cesarean birth. You will learn the pathophysiology behind the movement of the baby into the birth canal and techniques to promote a vaginal birth.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. Discuss the incidence and risks of cesarean birth
  2. List the current birth practices that contribute to rising cesarean birth rates
  3. Describe the benefits of continuous labor support and implement positional interventions
  4. Discuss the pathophysiology behind fetal movement to promote descent into the birth canal for an optimal chance at a vaginal birth
  5. Identify resources to use when attempting to decrease the cesarean birth rate
  6. Demonstrate techniques to promote a vaginal birth

Contact Hours: TBA

Faculty: Qualified and experienced Certified Nurse Midwives, L&D Nurses, and Perinatal Nurse Educators

Target Audience: RNs working in labor and delivery