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Birth Emergency Skills


Hands-on BEST training customized for your group, conference, or school – at YOUR location!

Experience the live Birth Emergency Skills Training® workshop

What it is

“Amazing! The most comprehensive course ever designed. The book is full of concise, critical thinking and step-by-step cognitive actions for everyone from the beginner to the expert. The illustrations add so much to the written content.” Phyllis Block, CNM, MN Harrisburg, PA.

Birth Emergency Skills Training for Out-of-Hospital Providers® (BEST) is a certification course that prepares out-of-hospital midwives, physicians, nurses, and birth assistants to manage obstetrical emergencies with greater confidence and proficiency.

Midwives who attend births at home and in free-standing birth centers work with low-risk clientele and seldom encounter emergencies. Yet life-threatening pregnancy and delivery complications may arise unexpectedly during an otherwise normal labor. In a crisis, the birth attendant must respond adeptly, but techniques seldom practiced decay over time, and ongoing research brings new recommendations. BEST sharpens skills so that providers may confidently manage obstetrical emergencies.

What you get

When you book a live BEST workshop for your group, can be customized to your audience. The content can be tailored to students, birth assistants, or experienced midwives. The BEST course includes a systematic approach to:

  • Recognizing the high-risk pregnancy
  • Pain and bleeding in pregnancy
  • Complications arising in pregnancy
  • Managing Complications of Birth
  • Postpartum Emergencies
  • Neonatal Emergencies

The two-day course includes one 6-hour and one 8 hour day, with timely breaks and lunch. The class includes didactic information, learning activities, hands on practice, and case studies, as well as trauma management and pregnancy complications scenarios.

The BEST deal

Classes are held for a minimum of 10 and up to 20 participants.

International venues welcome!

We charge $350 00 per participant.

However, actual course costs may vary dependent on venues and hosts.

We require a non-refundable deposit of $200.00 to “save the date” and advertise your workshop on our sites.

A head count and $300.00 good faith payment is required 30 days prior to your workshop, refundable at the final course tally.

Give us a call, and reserve your preferred dates before our calendar fills up!

The workshop is based on the award winning textbook Birth Emergency Skills Training: A Manual for Out-of-Hospital Midwives (Birth Muse Press, 2008). BEST carries the reader from the initial steps of intervention though definitive care, balancing a friendly tone and visual appeal with authoritative and clinically useful information. It is loaded with mnemonics and other memory aids, and is richly illustrated with the author’s artful drawings and photography.

To plan a live workshop, contact:

Andrea L. Dixon RN, CNM
Family Way Educational Services

(317) 294-3972

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1646 White Oak Road Strasburg, PA 17579 • 877-887-487