Birth Emergency Skills Training

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The original is still the B.E.S.T!

Birth Emergency Skills Training® is the longest-running emergency skills course for community midwives, proudly educating thousands of participants since 2008. Participants build on core competencies and apply current evidence to clinical practice though lively discussion and mentored simulation. The live workshop confers 1.6 ACNM CEUs (16 hours including two for pharmacology) and 14 maternal and 2 newborn CEUs for MEAC.

New HYBRID format! B.E.S.T just got better!

Birth Emergency Skills Training (B.E.S.T.®) is now a HYBRID format with online learning modules followed by hands-on skills training and simulations. This innovation better accommodates the busy schedule of working midwives and reduces physical contact to better protect ourselves, our clients and their babies from COVID-19.

Do the B.E.S.T two-step...
Step 1:  Complete the B.E.S.T.® online program (approximately 8 hours of presentations and videos) prior to attending the 1-day hands-on skills workshop. You will be provided the link 1 week prior to the in-person meeting date. We have transferred the lecture portion of the former 2-day workshop into an easy-to-use accessible online program. We provide more information than than ever before so that you will be well-prepared to hone your skills in the hands-on practicum.
Step 2:  Attend the Birth Emergency Skills Training (B.E.S.T.®) workshop. Practice with models. Learn new techniques in instructor facilitated skills stations. Train your hands and build muscle memory. Work through simulations and drills with humor and camaraderie.  Return home with your certification in hand, prepared to to give your B.E.S.T. to the women and babies you serve.

Please consult this amended schedule of upcoming events. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED for an event to receive the link for the B.E.S.T.® ONLINE course.

Andrea Dixon CNM with BEST participants

Upcoming Birth Emergency Skills Training® Workshops

Getting BUSY with BEST and NRP 
Better book your dates soon!

Louisville, Kentucky - June 26 - BEST Only
BEST June 26th (9-6pm)
Location: Spalding University Republic Academic Center 
981 S. 3rd St. Louisville, KY 
Cost: BEST $500 (+$35 online access) $100 deposit due at registration and paid in full prior to workshop. 
Registration commitment includes completion of 8-10 hours online training prior to workshop.
Coffee/tea, snacks and boxed lunch provided, with parking ($15. added cost) No time to leave for lunch, option is bring your own. 
Contact: Renee Campbell renee.campbell@frontier.edu or (502) 819-3573

Ethridge, Tennessee - July 16-17, 2021
BEST July 16th (9-6pm), NRP 17th (9-1pm)
Location: Whole Woman Birth and Wellness
88 West Edan Rd
Ethridge, TN 38456
Cost: $500 + $35 (online access) Payment in full due by July 2nd. 
NRP Additional $175 for BEST participants and $200 for all others + online testing fee $35. 
Registration commitment includes completion of 8-10 hours online training prior to workshop.
Bring your lunch to eat at venue. No time to leave for lunch.
Contact: Stacie Hunt  info@wholewomanmidwifery.com

Central, Illinois - August 27th-28th, 2021
NRP Aug. 27th (2-6pm), BEST Aug. 28th (9-6pm),
Location: Women's Care Clinic, Danville, IL
Cost: BEST $500 + $35 (online access)
NRP Additional $175 with BEST $200 others + $35 (online testing) fee ALL
Registration commitment includes completion of 8-10 hours online training prior to workshop 
Bring lunch to eat at venue. No time to leave for lunch.
Contact: Melissa Hess chamel97@gmail.com  or (217) 497-8075

Mendenhall, Mississippi - Sept. 24th-25th, 2021
NRP Sept. 24th (1-5pm), BEST 25th (9-6pm)
Location: Mendenhall, Mississippi - contact host for details
Cost: BEST $500 + $35 (online access) Payment in full due Sept. 24th. Minimum 12, maximum 18 attendees.   
NRP Add $175 for BEST participants $200 all others + $35 (online testing) fee ALL
Registration commitment includes completion of 8-10 hours online training prior to workshop.
Bring lunch to be eaten at the venue, unless notified by the host of other arrangements. Not enough time to break for an outside lunch.
Contact: Jen Conway jenico246@gmail.com  (864) 631-7449

San Antonio, Texas - October 1-2, 2021
BEST Oct. 1st (9-6pm), NRP Oct. 2nd (9-1pm)
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Cost: BEST ONLY $500 + $35 (online access) Payment in full due Sept. 1st. Minimum 12, maximum 18 attendees. 
NRP Additional $175 for BEST participants and $200 for all others + online testing fee $35.
Registration commitment includes completion of 8-10 hours online training prior to workshop. Meals on your own (bring lunch) to eat at venue. There is not enough time to leave for lunch. 
Contact: Cindy at cindydawn68@gmail.com  or (512) 618-3720

Stephens City, Virginia - Oct. 23rd, 2021 (BEST Only)
BEST Oct. 23rd (9-6pm)
Location: Grace Midwifery, 5440 Mulberry Street, Stephens City, VA.22655
Cost: $500 + $35 (online access) 
Registration and payment due by Oct. 9th, 2021  Registration commitment includes completion of 8-10 hours of online training prior to workshop. Bring your own lunch, no time to leave.
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Contact: Doran Richards at doran@blessinggodsway.com (540) 295-2186

Greenville, SC - October 28th - 29th, 2021
BEST Oct. 28 (9-6pm), NRP Oct. 29 (9-1pm)
Location: Greenville, SC - contact host for details
Cost: $500 + $35 (online access)
$150 due with registration. Payment in full is due by Oct. 1st. 
NRP: Additional $175 (BEST Participants) and $200 (for others not attending the workshop) + $35 online testing fee.
Registration commitment includes completion of 8-10 hours of online training prior to workshop
Meals are on your own (bring your own lunch) to be eaten at the venue, unless notified by the host of other arrangements. There is not enough time to break for an outside lunch.
Contact: Jen Conway jenico246@gmail.com  or (864) 631-7449

Aurora, Colorado Nov. 5th-6th, 2021 Rescheduled from March
BEST Nov. 5th (9-6pm), NRP 6th (9-1pm)
Location: 18975 East Low Pl. Aurora, CO - 80015 (30 minutes outside Denver)
Cost: BEST $500 + $35 (online access)
NRP Add $175 for BEST participants, $200 all others + $35 (online testing) fee ALL
Registration commitment includes completion of 8-10 hours online training prior to BEST.
Bring lunch to eat at venue. Not time to go out.
ADDITIONAL $10 to cover tea, coffee, snacks, supplies + other expenses needed to host. 
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/birth-emergency-skills-training-best-workshop-tickets-154255280697 
Contact: Heidi Cohen aspenrootsmidwifery@gmail.com  or (720) 295-2492

Wilmington, NC (BEST) - November 13th, 2021 - BEST Only
Nov.13th (9-6pm)
Location: Contact host for details
Cost: $500 + $35 (Online Access)
$250. Non refundable deposit due with registration. Payment in full by Oct. 8th 2021
Registration commitment includes completion of 8-10 hours of online training prior to BEST. Bring your own lunch to be eaten at the venue. Not time to leave for lunch.
Cash donations accepted at venue to help cover the cost of tea, treats and supplies.
Contact: Nicole Havelka nicole@wilmingtondoula.com or (910) 200-8646

Poulsbo, WA - December 3-4-5, 2021
Dec. 3rd (BEST) 9-6 pm
Dec. 4th (NRP) 1-5pm
Dec. 5th (BEST) 9-6pm
Location: True North Birth Center
20696 Bond. Rd. NE bldg. C, Ste 110
Poulsbo, WA - 98370
Cost: BEST ($500) + $35 online access fee
NRP Add $175 for BEST participants $200 others + $35 (online testing) fee ALL
$200 deposit to register. Full payment by Nov. 1st, 2021. 
Registration commitment includes completion of 8-10 hours of online training prior to BEST.
Bring lunch to eat at the venue. No time to leave for outside lunch.
Contact: Ashley Jones ashley@flytruemidwifery.com

Fayetteville, AR (BEST) - March 26, 2022
March 26th (BEST) 9-6pm
Location: 2103 E. Lee St. Fayetteville, AR 72701
Cost: BEST ($500) + $35 online access fee
Payment in full due by Feb. 26th, 2021
Registration commitment includes completion of 8-10 hours of online training prior to workshop. 
Bring your lunch to be eat at the venue. No time to leave for lunch.
Contact: Shoaf Camp ozarkhomebirth@gmail.com or (913) 738-9766

 COVID-19 Update from Andrea Dixon 

In an effort to make our course safe and compliant with COVID mandates, we will be separating into groups of less than 10 for skills practicum, wearing clear face masks and sanitizing our models between groups. It is our assumption, that if attendees are assisting at births, they are using good sense in public and will not participate if ill or symptomatic or under quarantine for exposure. Remember your registration for a hands-on practicum is good for an entire year at any venue if you are unable to attend for any reason.

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We have issued more than 1500 BEST Certificates to date.

We have presented in the following locations with multiple visits in many of these:
AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN,  TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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