This charting & terminology class is designed for the Student Midwife or Birth Assistant attending Community Birth (home or free standing birth center birth). This class is a complete entry level course for those charting at community birth. Labor, birth and postpartum paper charting covered. *Bonus material: interview with Midwife on expectations for charting from a Midwife perspective! Also, real live Newborn Exam audio to practice your charting!
Topics covered in this class:
Birth Terminology & Abbreviations
Labor Flow & Birth
Charting during an emergency
Textbook (recommended not required): Bailliere's Midwives' Dictionary
Availability to download and print documents provided
Micki & Chelsea teamed up in 2010 when they opened Northwest Birth Assistants. They changed the name to Birth Assistant Education in 2020 because people all over the United States and many out of the country were enjoying their courses. They taught the first Birth Assistant Basics Course in Kirkland, WA. in January 2011. Since then they have taught many classes around the US. They were the first training program for Birth Assistants on the west coast and have taught more classes than any other program around. Together, they have attended hundreds of births, work for a busy birth center and work with local legislative regarding birth assistant laws. They bring passion to the classroom and love to teach together! Their vision is to create a learning environment where students can learn the skills and knowledge to attend births globally!
Collectively Micki & Chelsea are skilled, educated and experienced in birth assisting and birth center development & management. They are considered experts in their area and have been sharing their knowledge of birth with a national audience.
PreviewAssignments for this Section: Labor, Birth & PP Charting
StartWatch presentation: Charting the Labor, Birth & PP (35:05)
StartLabor Flow Charting Demo (17:27)
StartImmediate PP Charting Demo (8:10)
StartPractice Exercise: Chart a Birth Video (26:17)
StartPractice Exercise: Charting this birth together (25:24)
StartReview birth video with commentary (33:06)
StartPractice your skills: mock chart audit
StartCheck your work: review the corrections from the mock chart audit (13:45)
StartWhat do you see in this photo?
StartA glimpse into EHR (21:57)
StartHow might you chart this scenario?
StartTest your knowledge: Quiz