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Lectures

Specialty areas for Lectures are numerous and include:

Bringing the Nurse Back to the Bedside: The Evidence for Labor Support - (1 ½ hr)

Objective- Discuss how nurses can change the maternity culture, identify the research on nursing labor support, list the elements in staff labor support program, and list the potential outcomes of a staff labor support program.

Lifting Yourself and Others Up: Empowerment - (1 hr or 1 ½ hr)

Objective- Discuss the concept of risk, list things that we can do to empower  students and ourselves, identify steps to take to empower. 

Communication Skills: What We Say and How We Say It Makes a Difference - (1 ½ hr)

Objective- Identify the three types of communication and qualities of each type of communication, describe different types of “difficult people” and coping strategies for communicating with them, identify strategies to use when dealing with anger.

The Dilemma of the Persistent Posterior - (1 ½ hr)

Objective- List the subjective signs and symptoms of posterior presentation,  List the objective signs and symptoms of posterior presentation, identify techniques to deal with persistent OP presentations, identify techniques to deal with failure to progress. 

The Use of Rebozo in Pregnancy and Birth - (1 ½ hr)

Objective- List the various positions that can be used with a rebozo during labor and birth, demonstrate how to use the rebozo as a labor support tool, discuss comfort measure techniques for back pain using a rebozo, identify techniques using a rebozo to help a baby in a persistent posterior.

Postpartum Depression and Posttraumatic Birth Syndrome - (1 ½ hr)

Objective- list the psychological stages of pregnancy, list the developmental tasks of the pregnant couple, identify the symptoms of postpartum depression, identify situations that  can lead to postpartum depression, identify the difference between post-partum depression symptoms and possible post-partum trauma symptoms, list the elements that go into making an experience traumatic, list strategies to help mothers avoid post-partum depression. 

When Birth Causes Trauma: PTSD After Birth - (1 ½ hr)

Objective- List the psychological stages of pregnancy, list the developmental tasks of the pregnant couple, identify the symptoms of PTSD after birth, identify the difference between post-partum depression symptoms and possible post-partum trauma symptoms, list the elements that go into making an experience traumatic, list strategies to help mothers avoid post-partum depression.

Labor Support Strategies That Really Work - (1 hr)

Objective- Identify labor support strategies that really work, list the various positions that may be helpful in labor and delivery.

Adding High Touch to High Tech: Labor Support Skills - (2 hr)

Objective: Identify alternative coping strategies, identify rebozo and birth ball techniques that will help in L&D, list maternal positions for L&D.

Childbirth Pain and The Birth Experience: Short Term and Long Term Implications - (1 ½ hr)

Objective- Identify the sources of labor pain for both the first and second stage, identify factors influencing the meaning of pain, list the three categories of beliefs and attitudes that are conducive to labor and birth, discuss birth trauma and PTSD.

Birth Balls in Maternity Care and Other Labor Support Strategies - (2 hr)

Objective- Identify why the PT ball helps in maternity care, identify techniques to use with the birth ball prenatally and during labor and birth, identify strategies to use to deal with failure to progress.

Preventing Unnecessary Cesarean Sections Through Prenatal and Intrapartum Teaching - (1 ½ hr)

Objective- Identify strategies for use prenatally for optimal fetal positioning,  list the various positions that may be helpful in labor and delivery.

Preventing Normal Birth from Becoming Birth Trauma Syndrome - (1 ½ hr)

Objective- List the elements that go into making an experience traumatic, list strategies to help mothers and their caregivers present  birth trauma syndrome.

The Working Mother, The Working Woman: The Caught Caretaker - (1 ½ hr)

Objective- Identify the biggest stressors for the working woman, list coping strategies for stress.

Once Upon a Time: Story Telling as a Teaching Technique - (1 ½ hr)

Objective- identify the purpose of story telling, identify the components of a story, identify precautions when using storytelling as a teaching technique.

Doula PR Efforts: Write About It - (1 ½ hr)

Objective- Identify how to use this common question by writing about it, list the two steps to organize your story, identify 6 techniques to find story focus.

The Nuts and Bolts of Starting and Running a Doula Business - (1 ½ hr)

Objective- Identify reasons for goal setting and role definition, identify forms of business, describe ways of marketing the business, describe record keeping and the rationale for them, list ideas for managing a labor support practice.

From the Heart of a Stroke Survivor - (1 hr)

Objective- List things that we can do to empower patients and ourselves, identify steps to take to empowerment.

Tips from a Stroke Survivor: The Rehab Phase - (1 ½ hr)

Objective- Discuss emotions in the rehabilitation process for both care givers and stroke survivors, list and discuss innovative rehabilitation tools that can to empower stroke survivors.

Continuing Education Units Information

Institutions usually apply for Continuing Education Units and CFE supplies the material needed for CEU applications as soon as the seminar is booked. CFE also supplies meeting planners with the needed handouts promptly to allow them ample time for reproduction.