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Mercy in Action: Expect the Unexpected


This four day intensive seminar, Expect the Unexpected™:  Midwives Handling Complications in Out-Of-Hospital Settings,  worth 36  MEAC ACCREDITED CEU HOURS, gives interactive and hands-on training for midwives on successfully handing complications in the Antepartum, Intrapartum, Postpartum and Newborn Periods, including pharmacology, laboratory testing, and working collaboratively to optimize home to hospital transports.

Learners will prepare for the unexpected by being trained to anticipate complications and react swiftly and decisively, using role playing with clinical models. Instruction will build learner’s complex competencies in psycho motor skills, communication and clinical decision making skills plus  evidence-based knowledge needed to perform these skills. Objective Structured Clinical Evaluations (OSCE) stations will be utilized for skills acquisition and verification  simulation models, and written tests will cement learning. 

Instructors and Creators of this Course: Vicki Penwell, Founder and Director of Mercy In Action, has midwifed over 2,500 out-of- hospital births. Ian and Rose Penwell, a husband/wife midwife team, have attended home and birth center births for the past decade. All three Penwells are CPMs and Licensed Midwives who work both with low risk women in America and high risk mothers in Asia. They have gained a reputation for teaching midwife skills with an effective and engaging  style that truly gives the learner confidence.

Earlier Event: October 11
MANA Conference
Later Event: October 17
Advanced Practice Midwifery Workshop