Hands-On Approaches to Labor Support in Maternity Nursing

Hands-On Approaches to Labor Support
in Maternity Nursing
Course Description
An eight-hour course for perinatal and L&D nurses, pre-med and nursing students and others who are
interested in developing skills that enhance the process and progress of labor and delivery and foster
both patient satisfaction and safe childbirth. Participants will learn how fear is different than pain, and
about the importance of working as a team with other healthcare staff and providers, as well as
family/friends who are present. Additionally, the class will examine what emotional support is helpful
when unexpected outcomes occur. CEUs will be provided.
Course Objectives
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Utilize four techniques for providing physical and emotional
comfort during each stage of labor and birth.
• Identify two common physical and emotional labor dystocias, and
employ common first efforts to counteract them.
• Explain the causes of “back labor” and implement three techniques
for easing the discomfort, as well as offer suggestions for maternal
movement to turn the OP baby.
• Offer alternatives to directed pushing techniques in the second
• Give three examples of how staff can communicate more
effectively with patients by using non-clinical vocabulary at the
• Promote uninterrupted bonding time and facilitate “the golden
hour” during the early postpartum period.
To Enroll and More Information
• Instructor: Ann Fulcher, CLE, LD, Program Manager of UCSD Hearts & Hands Volunteer
Doula Program
• Date and Time: September 27, 2014; Saturday from 8:00a to 5:00p
• Location: Mission Valley Center at 404 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 102, San Diego
• Course Number: FPM-40590 • Section ID:102813 • Cost: $195
• Other Credit: BRN: 8 hrs
• To Enroll: Web: extension.ucsd.edu/healthcare • Phone: (858) 564-3400
• For More Information: Email: unexhealthcare@ucsd.edu • Phone: (858) 534-9262