GBS Antibiotic Prophylaxis: A review of medications and IVs
Sponsored by the Colorado Midwives Association
Once you've filled out your registration we will email you a link for payment
Saturday October 23rd, 9:00am to 2:00 pm
Please arrive by 8:30 for registration
Cost for CMA members $160
No cost for students and BIPOC attendees
Taught by Aubre Tomkins, CNM
Director of Midwifery at Seasons Midwifery & Birth Center
President of the American Association of Birth Centers
CE credit applied for, but not guaranteed
4 contact hours
Space is very limited, but we will have more opportunities!
Seasons Birth Center located at 2900 E 136th Ave Suite 110, Thornton, CO 80241
Description of the session:
Aubre Tomkins will present didactic material via lecture and discussion, and hands-on opportunities including demonstration and role-playing.
Measurable behavioral objectives or learning objectives/outcomes:
The participants will be able to :
1. Clearly educate their clients on the GBS screen, how it is performed, and what the results tell us.
2. Clearly explain guidelines for prevention and treatment.
3. List the antibiotics used to treat GBS and how to determine which agent is appropriate.
4. Describe the appropriate parameters for each type of antibiotic used.
5. Explain and demonstrate how to administer IV antibiotics for the prophylactic treatment of GBS.
6. List the signs, symptoms and treatment of anaphylaxis
Outline the content for the session including number of minutes
-GBS screening, testing, prevention and treatment guidelines
-Overview of all possible antibiotics in use, how to determine which agent to treat with and the parameters for each one
-Overview of the administration of the antibiotics, monitoring for proper time of administration
-Signs and symptoms of possible allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, and appropriate response
-IV medication therapy: initiating and maintaining an intravenous line, assessing for infiltration and proper placement, and managing drip rates
Describe how learning objectives/outcomes will be assess:
Because of the small group size, the teacher will be able visually assess each students skills. By observing participant behavior, the teacher will be able to assess their IV skills. And through role playing, the participants will demonstrate mastery of counseling skills to educate their clients on antibiotic use for GBS prophylaxis.
See updates from the Colorado Midwives Association and their Board of Directors.