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. and/or Karen Pesta, M.S.N, C.N.M.

 

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.


2014 SCHEDULE OF COURSE OFFERINGS

Please choose from one of the following sessions:

January 13 - February 24, 2014 (Registration deadline for this session is January 6, 2014) - SESSION FULL

March 17 - April 28, 2014 (Registration deadline for this session is March 10, 2014) - SESSION FULL

May 19 - June 30, 2014 (Registration deadline for this session is May 12, 2014) - SESSION FULL

September 8 - October 30, 2014 (Registration deadline for this session is September 1, 2014) - SESSION FULL

November 3 - December 16, 2014 (Registration deadline for this session is October 28, 2014)

 

Each session is limited to 15 students so register early!


TUITION

$730.00 effective July 1, 2014

TEXTBOOK

Please purchase before the course begins. The Midwife as Surgical First Assistant (2006) ACNM. Available through www.ShopACNM.com


CREDITS

This course has been approved by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). Students who successfully complete the course will receive 6 CEUs.

REQUEST INFORMATION

Please call or email Philadelphia University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies: Phone- 215.951.2900 or email- Evening@PhilaU.edu

REGISTRATION

To 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.