|Practical Maternity Acupuncture - Part One||immediately after purchase||for 2 years|
This course offers acupuncturists an overview of key issues relating to the clinical practice of treating women in pregnancy and the postpartum. This includes western medical concepts impetrative for safe practice as well as experienced treatment suggestions for difficult cases from experienced practitioners. This module includes understanding the treatment of nausea, hyperemesis, threatened miscarriage Pre-labour rupture of membranes, anxiety and depression and postpartum.
Acupuncturists taking this class can expect to:
- Treatment of nausea in clinical practice
- Treatment of hyperemesis in clinical practice
- Treatment of threatened miscarriage in clinical practice
- Treatment of Pre-labour rupture of membranes in clinical practice
- Red flag for nausea, hyperemesis and Pre-labour rupture of membranes
- Treatment of anxiety and depression in clinical practice
- Treatment with acupuncture in postpartum period
|Research Literacy in Maternity Acupuncture||immediately after purchase||for 2 years|
This course offers acupuncturists an overview of key research issues for reading and understanding research papers in perinatal acupuncture. This includes understanding key research terms with using examples from papers relating to perinatal acupuncture and being able to complete checklists to assess the quality of RTC’s, qualitative and mixed methods papers as well as case histories.
Goals and Objectives
- Acupuncturists taking this class can expect to:
- Understand key research terms to use when discussing research with medical colleagues to promote professional credibility
- Understand how to use key research terms from the evidence base when advertising or promoting their pregnancy practice
- Identify quality studies that they can share and discuss with medical colleagues and the public
- Understand how to write a case history from clinical practice for publication
- Why research – initial concepts
- Why becoming research literature has value and looking at the concepts of statistical and clinical significance
- Using the critical analysis checklist for an RCT
- Understanding different types of research: Quantitative, Qualitative and Mixed Methods research
- Considerations for reading a RCT paper
- Understanding terminology around pragmatic trials and the difference between effectiveness and efficacy
- Research in practice – findings from PhD research: The use of Acupuncture in threatened miscarriage – a mixed methods study
- Academic writing: Case histories
- Understanding Systematic Reviews
|Clarifying the blur: Research Literacy for Maternity Acupuncturists||immediately after purchase||for 2 years|
This workshop provides clarification for acupuncturists around If you find it difficult to respond to "is acupuncture safe?"; "There is no evidence for acupuncture"; or "acupuncture is just placebo" and terms such as statistical significance, clinical significance, confidence intervals, efficacy, effectiveness and pragmatic all seem a bit of a blur.
Debra will break down these questions and concepts down using activities and worksheets to explain how to use the evidence presented in the weekend maternity acupuncture workshop.
Goals & Objectives
Participants will have strategies to engage in conversations using western medical research evidence to answer questions such as ‘is acupuncture in pregnancy safe?
Participants will also be able to correctly the use western medical research terminology such as statistical significance, clinical significance, confidence intervals, efficacy, effectiveness and pragmatic trials to confidently discuss the evidence base for the use of maternity acupuncture.
- The ‘why’ of research and understanding key concepts from acupuncture research
- The ‘what not to say’ to establish your credibly. A look at the common mistakes and examples of how you can present research to promote your clinical practice
|Maternity Acupuncture - Clinical Realities: Problem Solving Through Clinical Scenarios||immediately after purchase||for 2 years|
This course offers acupuncturists an overview of key issues relating to the clinical practice of treating women in pregnancy and the postpartum. This includes western medical concepts impetrative for safe practice as well as experienced treatment suggestions for difficult cases from experienced practitioners. This includes understanding the treatment of nausea, hyperemesis, threatened miscarriage pre-labour rupture of membranes, anxiety and depression and postpartum.
Goals and Objectives
Acupuncturists taking this class can expect to identify the key safety issues for referral to western medical care for pregnancy care and deepen their understanding of acupuncture treatment approaches for pregnant and postpartum women presenting in clinical practice.
- Session one: Nausea and Hyperemesis
- Session two: Threatened miscarriage and bleeding in early pregnancy
- Session three: Adverse outcomes including miscarriage, foetal demise and stillbirth
- Session four: Uncomplicated first trimester pregnancies with a complicated pre pregnancy history; ART, previous pregnancy complications, recurrent miscarriage
- Session one: Lost potential: Promoting use of postnatal care
- Session two: What separates birth preparation from induction of labour?
- Session three: What keeps me awake at night? A discussion on promoting safe and ethical clinical practice using the re-occurring themes for placenta previa, induction and breech seen in Facebook posts and e- mail questions
- Session four: Lower Back and pelvic pain: the ‘backbone’ of a pregnancy practice. Importance of promotion due to current physiotherapy and dry needling practices