SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTING AT CESAREAN DELIVERY
AN ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE FACILITATED BY
NELL L. THARPE, M.S., C.N.M., C.R.N.F.A.
In this 60-hour, interactive, online course, women’s health professionals will learn the foundation necessary to become competent surgical assistants. Course topics include:
• Principles and practice of surgical asepsis
• Role of the first assistant
• Operative anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and pre-operative care for cesarean delivery
• First assisting skills and surgical techniques for cesarean delivery• Post-operative care and complications
• Credentialing, and billing for first assisting services
Participants should arrange a separate mentored clinical experience at their home facility in order to attain competency and document their clinical education. Designed for the busy clinician, this course allows participants to learn at their own pace within a 6-week time frame while interacting online with colleagues. An estimated 10 hours a week should be allocated in order to be successful. The course is asynchronous, meaning that students log in when convenient versus the same time every day. Students must possess a working knowledge of basic computer skills including word processing, e-mail, internet searches, and navigating the web in order to successfully complete this course.2015-16 SCHEDULE OF COURSE OFFERINGS
Please choose from one of the following upcoming sessions:
March 14 - April 25, 2016
May 16 - June 27, 2016
September 12 - October 24, 2016
November 7 - December 19, 2016
Each session is limited to 30 students so register early!
There are two ways to register:
1. Register online at https://wa.philau.edu/
*You can only register online if paying by credit card.
- Go to 'Guest Access'
- Click on 'Enroll in Continuing Education Courses'
- Select the course for which you want to enroll, then continue to follow the prompts.
2. Register by calling the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at 215-951-2900.
TUITION: $750.00 effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016
TEXTBOOK: Please purchase before the course begins. The Midwife as Surgical First Assistant, 2nd Ed. American College of Nurse-Midwives, 2015. Full text information is available at https://member.midwife.org/members_online/members/viewitem.asp?item=929&catalog=PUB&pn+1&af=ACNM.
CREDITS: This course has been approved by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). Students who successfully complete the course will receive 6 CEUs.
Please call or email Philadelphia University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies: Phone- 215.951.2900 or email- Evening@PhilaU.edu
REGISTRATIONTo register for this course, please
contact: The Office of Continuing &
Professional Studies. Registration can
be taken via phone at 215.951.2900
or fax at 215.951.5300. Payment in
full with a credit card is due at time of
registration. Once registered, students
will receive a receipt of payment
and additional course materials
approximately two weeks prior to the
start date. Refunds will not be granted
unless requested at least five business
days prior to the course start date.