Surgical Skills for Midwives & Women's Health Clinicians

Aurora, Colorado
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Surgical Skills for Midwives & Women's Health Clinicians
Thursday, August 03, 2017 - Friday, August 04, 2017

Anschutz Medical Campus @ I-225 & Colfax Avenue
Education 2 North Building, 13120 E. 19th Avenue
First Floor, Room 1308
Aurora, Colorado 80045
United States

Map and Directions
Course Overview
This interactive 2-day course is designed to provide participants with the foundation needed to become competent in the skills of knot-tying and suturing, perineal repair, and first assistant role for cesarean section.  The program will enhance and refine suturing skills while focusing on efficient and effective instrument handling to minimize tissue trauma and decrease wound closure time.  Teaching methods integrate didactic content with a hands-on skills practicum using perineal and cesarean simulation models.  Experienced faculty will oversee skills practice and provide feedback. 

Topics include methods to develop and maintain competency and confidence in perineal assessment and repair skills; the surgical skill-set, surgical asepsis, operative anatomy and physiology, professional requirements needed to expand scope of practice; and the theory and skill-set necessary to perform effectively and autonomously as the surgical first assistant.

*Prior to attending Day 2 of this workshop, participants are required to read and study the ACNM text, The Midwife as Surgical First Assistant (available from and come prepared with questions.

Target Audience

Certified Nurse Midwives and other women’s healthcare professionals who would like to improve their core skills and expand the knowledge needed to become competent surgical first assistants.

Registration Fees 

Full Conference Thursday Only
Early Bird (by July 14) $775 $400
Regular $875 $450
Student $700 $375

Optional Suture Kit
Suture Kit containing needle holder, forceps, scissors, scalpel, sutures and skin pad:  $25

Continuing Education Credit
Nursing (CNE Credit)
The University of Colorado College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education credit by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This educational program for a total of 12.4 contact hours (6.7 for Thursday only) is provided by the University of Colorado College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education.  A CNE certificate will be emailed to participants within 30 days of the completion of the program.

American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM Credit)
This Program has been approved for a total of 12.5 Hours Continuing Education Credit (6.5 for Thursday only) by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM). ACNM is an approved provider of continuing education for Certified Nurse Midwives. ACNM CEUs are accepted by the NCC (National Certification Corporation).  Please claim only the CEUs actually attended.

A general Certificate of Attendance can be provided upon request.

Refund Policy
If you find you are unable to attend, please read this policy carefully.

Our programs are priced to provide the best value possible for current healthcare CE. Because of this, it is important to provide registration opportunities to all those interested in attending within the capacity allowable.   

If you request cancellation by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 20, 2017 the following refund policy will apply: 

Registration Fee (+ suture kit fee if purchased) minus $125.00 cancellation fee for full workshop and $75 for Thursday only. 
No refunds will be granted after 7/20/17.

If the College of Nursing must cancel the event, a full refund minus handling fees will be granted to participants.

Contact Information

  • University of Colorado College of Nursing
    Office of Continuing Nursing Education
    Ph. 303-724-6883

Payment Instructions

  • Preferred payment method is by credit card.

    If you need to pay by check, your registration will not be confirmed until your check is received in our office.  Checks must be received by: 
    July 20, 2017.

    Make check payable to:
    Regents of the University of Colorado

    Remit payment to: 
    University of Colorado
    College of Nursing, C288-11
    13120 East 19th Ave.
    Aurora, CO 80045