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MMA Annual Retreat, 2015

July 16-18, 2015

Russelville, Missouri (near Jefferson City)
Driving directions and address coming soon!

TENTATIVE Retreat Schedule

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Pre-Retreat Workshops:

Pre-Retreat Workshop: CPR for Healthcare Providers

Extra fee: $40, payable to the instructor at the workshop.

Pre-Retreat Workshop: Neonatal Resuscitation Certification Training:

Extra fee: $30, payable to the instructor at the training workshop.

In order to get NRP certified, you MUST study Chapters 1-4 and 9 of the book ahead of time (either a hard copy, or it's available to download online as well) and pass all of the online tests for these chapters BEFORE coming to the skills portion of the class Thursday afternoon. There is a cost for taking the online portion, which is separate from the cost of doing the hands-on person on Thursday afternoon. Pleaes read below and follow the steps!

Here's the link to the American Academy of Pediatrics NRP course and testing online: http://www2.aap.org/nrp/
(Yes, the website is a pain to navigate and find your way around... it took me almost as long to register for the course and figure out how to take it as it did to do the actual online tests last time. I've copied some test taking advice from another instructor and pasted below. Hopefully this is helpful.)

Keep in mind that you must only pass Chapters 1-4 and 9.

Points to fully understand prior to taking the online test:
1. You should read the sections you will be tested on in the 6th edition textbook before taking the test (if you want to pass).
2. You must take the test before you come to class and bring the verification form to the class to receive your AAP/NRP card.
3. Once you register to take the exam online, some computers–especially older versions–will have a window that comes up which states “check your system to see if your computer meets the minimum system requirements. “Regardless of what it says about your computer system, follow the directions below in order to get registered:
  b. Do not sign in on this page. Click on “create a User ID and Password” under “Are you a student?’.
  c. From the next drop down menu click on “self-registration”.
  d. Create your account using the username and password of your choosing.
  e. Relax as you take the test, keep your energy up (move around, eat chocolate) and keep a positive attitude (when discouraged your mental abilities are not as sharp).

4. Please heed this warning… DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE NIGHT BEFORE THE CLASS TO TAKE THE EXAM!!! MANY people are having system glitches and cannot call anyone because it is after hours. They may not answer the phones during business hours either.
5. Remember that if you fail a section twice, you will have to repay to take the test again.
6. After you finish chapters 1-4, & 9 and any other chapters you may need, you MUST take the post exam evaluation at the end where it says you passed those chapters. If you do not take the post exam evaluation, you can not print your certificate which is your verification form.
7. At the top you will see a link in green that says: “View Certificate of Completion” or at the bottom it says “View Certificate”.
8. Click on either one of these and then print it. This is your verification form that you need to bring to class.

Thank you!

4:00pm Check-In begins for retreat
6:00pm Welcome and dinner
     Ice breaker, Stretch and Exercise
7:00pm STIs, Rachel Williston
8:00pm Birth stories, free time, games, private peer reviews, or whatever else suits your fancy.
10:00pm Quiet time, sweet dreams!

Friday, July 17, 2015
7:30-8:30am Breakfast & Registration/Welcome Table
8:30am-12:30pm Two options:
     Option 1:
8:30am-12:30pm Maternal Physical Exams, Dr Elizabeth Allemann. CEUs offered. Extra fee: $30 with CEUs, $20 without CEUs, payable to the instructor at the training workshop. Please pre-register.
     Option 2:
          8:30-10:00am EMR tips and tricks open discussion Jessica Henman
          10:15-11:15am Drill stations: Hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, surprise breech
          11:30am Meconium Anita Woods
12:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:00pm Tongue Tie and Nipple Compression in Breastfed Babies, Sarah Davis
3:00pm MMA business meeting including legislative update and planning
5:00pm Intro to Pelvimetry and Morphology, Dawn Finney
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Two options:
     Option 1 For Practicing midwives: Roundtable discussion: Apprenticeships
     Option 2 For Student midwives: Apprenticeships and the certification process; facilitator: Crystal Ferguson
8:00pm Free time

Saturday, July 18
8:00-9:00am Breakfast
9:00am Suturing, Janet Akremi
11:00am Baby Wearing: Megan Oberg
Noon Lunch and closing, door prizes and goodbyes
Cultural Competency training, Ruth Padilla, MEAC accredited course for NARM CEUs. Extra fee: $30 with CEUs, $20 without CEUs, payable to the instructor at the training workshop. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Please help clean up before leaving!

MMA is a State-of-Missouri not-for-profit organization, therefore all retreat fees and dues are donations. MMA is not a Federal 501c3, however, so donations are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions. They may or may not be deductible as legitimate businesses expenses. Please consult your tax professional if you have questions about what is deductible and what is not.

*Please note that our office must receive your pre-registration by Monday, July 13, 2015. If pre-registration has not been received by that date you will need to pay at the door.

You can register online by clicking here. Or follow the instructions below.

Name: ___________________________________________________ _CPM, _CNM, _student, _other _____________________________
Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Phone(s): ________________________________________________ Email: ___________________________________________________

_____ $100 Full Retreat, MMA member
_____ $125 Full Retreat, non-member
_____ $25 Thursday only, member or non-member
_____ $75 Friday only, member or non-member
_____ $50 Saturday only, member or non-member
_____ $25 MMA Membership, 1 year
_____ $40 CPR For Healthcare Providers, _will pay the instructor
_____ $30 Neonatal Resuscitation Certification, _will pay the instructor
_____ $30 or $20 Maternal Physical Exam workshop, $30 with CEUs or $20 without CEUs, _will pay the instructor
_____ $30 Cultural Competency training, _will pay the instructor
_____ $15 Child/Sitter meals, per person
              Number of Children/Sitters: _____
_____ -$Pre-arranged Work Exchange
_____ -$50 Presenting a workshop with no extra fee for participants
_____ TOTAL

Full registration includes meals listed on the schedule. Please bring whatever foods you need to accomodate any special dietary needs you may have.

Please print this page, marking which pre-registration fees you are paying, and mail with your payment, to:
Missouri Midwives Association
1325 W. Sunshine, #132
Springfield, MO 65807

Please note that your pre-registration must be received by our office by Monday, July 13, 2015. Late pre-registrants will need to pay regular registration fees at the door.

Save time! PayPal your pre-registration fees with a credit card or bank account by clicking the "donate" button below and entering your total pre-registration fee amount. You must then email all information on from above to Information@MissouriMidwivesAssociation.org

Please pre register if possible but not required. Just come if you can!

Lap babies welcome. Mobile children with private care providers welcome.


Homes: Susan's home (the retreat location) can sleep up to 18 people on beds and couches. There is floor space available there, too, if you want to bring your own mat. Please indicate your preference for accomodations on your pre-registration form. Once the space is gone, it is gone. No guarantee you will get a bed.

Comfort Suites, 4804 Country club Dr, Jeff city, 573-636-0300, 13.1 miles from retreat
Econo Lodge, 1926 Jefferson St, Jeff City, $69.95 Per Room, 573-636-2797, 14.4 miles from retreat
Quality Inn, 1716 Jefferson St, Jefferson city, 573-634-4040, 14.7 miles from retreat
Eldon Inn, 200 US-54 Business, Eldon, $52 Per Room, 573-392-5664, 15.9 miles from retreat
Days Inn, 2100 Jefferson St., Jeff City, $84.95 Per Room, 573-761-3600, 17.5 miles from retreat
Americas Best, 10 Midwest, Eldon, $75 Per Room, 573-392-2100, 22.7 miles from retreat

Bring for workshops (if you have them): Suturing supplies, needle holders, forceps, scissors, expired suture, pelvis and baby model.
Bring for your comfort: Bedding, pillow, towel, snacks; a video, chart, story or question to share.

Work exchange are available to those in need. Don't let finances keep you from attending the retreat! Contact Treasurer@MissouriMidwivesAssociation.org if you are interested in scholarship and/or work exchange.

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