Maternity Nurse CPD Workshops

Postnatal Maternity CPD workshops

Breastfeeding : Preterm & Multiple Babies

During this workshop candidates will further explore how to effectively support mothers to effectively breastfeed, including pre term and multiple babies. This day will cover more advanced skills and is aimed at professionals supporting mothers and babies who already have some knowledge and skill in providing breastfeeding assistance.
During this study day we will further look at:
  • How to support mothers to initiate and maintain milk supply.
  • How to increase milk supply
  • How to support mothers to understand and connect with their baby during feeding.
  • How to accurately assess infant behaviour during feeding to better diagnose feeding problems
  • How to identify and manage the multiple causes of nipple soreness
  • How to assist mothers of preterm, multiple and sick babies to protect their milk supply and transition to feeding at the breast
  • How to deal with breast refusal
 

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Date: Saturday 14th May 2016

Tutor: Lyndsey Hookway BSc;RNC;HV;IBCLC Lactation Consultant & Sleep Consultant

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 2 Bridge Place, Victoria, SW1V 1AG

Cost: 

Free for candidates that have completed the level 5 Maternity Nurse Training

£75 for candidates which have completed the Babyem OCN Level 3 Breastfeeding Course and /or the level 3/ 4 OCN Maternity Nurse Training.

£99 all other candidates.

For more information or to book please contact 0208 986 9008 or email: [email protected]

Birth Trauma Workshop

Becoming a Mother: Working with the psychological transition to motherhood

 

This continued professional development workshop is led by an experienced psychodynamic therapist and explores the psychological transition to motherhood and what can go wrong; for example birth trauma and post-natal depression.

This workshop is suitable for experienced maternity nurses, birth coaches, doulas and health care professionals working with new mothers, who are experiencing psychological difficulties making the transition to motherhood. And who are struggling with their relationship, identity, or ambivalent feelings towards their baby.

During the workshop there will be time for participants to reflect on their own experience of working with mothers.

 

What is birth trauma?

When we refer to birth trauma, we mean Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that happens after childbirth.

PTSD is the term for a set of normal reactions to a traumatic experience following the involvement or witnessing of life-threatening events. Common examples include, combat, natural disasters, serious accidents and personal incidences such as rape. However, a traumatic experience can be any experience involving the threat of death or serious injury to an individual or another person close to them (e.g. their baby) so it is now understood that PTSD can be a consequence of a traumatic birth.

There can also be difficulties negotiating ambivalent feelings, particularly when an experience falls short of a mother’s ideals or evokes unconscious memories of the mother’s own infancy.

The nature of PTSD means that constant ruminating on the birth experience is beyond the sufferer’s control. The result of which can place a huge strain on relationships with friends and family.

 

What is postnatal depression and is this different to birth trauma?

PTSD and Post Natal Depression are two different illnesses that need to be treated individually. However, PTSD can overlap with Post Natal Depression as some of the symptoms are the same.

 

Who should attend?

This birth trauma and postnatal depression awareness workshop is suitable for Maternity Nurses, Doula’s, Birth Coaches, Health Professionals and Nannies.

Pre requisite:

This course is suitable for professionals working with parents with babies.

Full day: 10 – 4.30pm

Date: Saturday 27th February 2016

Tutor: Sarah Weir – BACP Accredited, psychodynamic psychotherapist.

Sarah is trained in analytic psychotherapy, and is the Coordinator of the South West London Post Natal Counselling Service, that provides therapy for parents from pregnancy to parenthood.

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 100 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, SW7 5AG

Cost:

Free for candidates that have completed the Level 5 Maternity Nurse Training

£65 for candidates that have completed the Babyem Level 4 Maternity Nurse Training.

£85 all other candidates

To book a space on this workshop, please call our office on 020 8986 9008 or email [email protected]

 

Paediatric Osteopathy: Caring for premature babies 

 

The workshop will enable maternity nurses and other baby care specialists to gain a better understanding of premature babies as well as parents experiences.

During the workshop we will explore:

  • Potential causes that lead to prematurity.
  • How it affects the baby e.g. skin, digestive system, bones, respiratory system etc…
  • Potential interventions required, including the different types of ventilation i.e CPAP versus intubation.
  • How it can affect the family dynamic and the mother and baby bond.
  • Potential long term effects, including common seizure types that may occur as a result of being premature, and what to look at for as a carer.
  • Other long term conditions such as cerebral palsy, and other conditions that may present later on as a result of being premature.

Date: Sunday 28th February 2016

Time: 10am – 1pm

Tutor: Zoë Mundell M.ost; DO;ND Osteopath & Acupuncturist

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 100 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, SW7 5AG

Cost:

Free for candidates that have completed the level 5 Maternity Nurse Training

£50 for candidates which have completed the Babyem Level 4 Maternity Nurse Training. (£85 if also attending the afternoon workshop – Plagiocelaphy (flat head syndrome)

£70 all other candidates (£115 if attending the afternoon workshop – Plagiocelaphy (flat head syndrome)

 

To book a space on this workshop, please call our office on 020 8986 9008 or email [email protected]

 

Paediatric Osteopathy: Plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome)

 

The workshop will enable maternity nurses and other baby care specialists to gain a deeper understanding of Plagiocephaly, including treatment options and ways that parents and carers can prevent or alleviate Plagiocephaly.

The course is delivered by an experienced paediatric Osteopath, who has extensive experience supporting mother and babies.

What is Plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome)?

Flat Head Syndrome is known as Positional Plagiocephaly (distortion of the side of the head) and Brachycephaly (distortion of the back of the head).

Flat Head Syndrome is the misshaping of a baby’s head due to the effect of the weight of the head pressing against a flat surface or mattress causing the skull bones to deform. It effects nearly half of the babies born in the UK and whilst it is generally mild, it can become severe.

There a number of reasons why children may be affected, including sleeping positions, factors in the womb, premature births and muscle problems.

During the workshop we will explore:

  • Exploration of Plagiocephaly (and other serious conditions such as Craniosyostosis).
  • How parents/carers can help to prevent or alleviate Plagiocephaly.
  • Possible treatment options including manual therapy and orthotics (helmets). Exploration of how the treatment options work and when they need to be applied in order to be effective, versus manual therapy.

Date: Sunday 28th February 2016

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Tutor: Zoë Mundell M.ost; DO;ND Osteopath & Acupuncturist

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 100 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, SW7 5AG

Cost:

Free for candidates that have completed the level 5 Maternity Nurse Training

£50 for candidates which have completed the Babyem Level 4 Maternity Nurse Training. (£85 if also attending the morning workshop – Caring for premature babies)

£70 all other candidates (£115 if attending the morning workshop – Caring for premature babies)

To book a space on this workshop, please call our office on 020 8986 9008 or email [email protected]