Maternity Acupuncture: Clinical Realities. Problem solving through clinical scenarios

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OBAA Research Advisor Dr Debra Betts will present a THREE-day lecture in Dublin, Ireland June 7-9, 2019 (along with very special guest lecturer Sarah Budd)

Registration now open: €378.63

OBAA Members: €247.36

(please contact us for discount codes for members of the OBAA – sandro@acuvlog.ie)

Maternity Acupuncture (Friday only)

Clarifying the blur: Research literacy for Maternity Acupuncturists

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 statistically significance, clinical significance, confidence intervals, efficacy, effectiveness and pragmatic all seem a bit of a blur …. come and join us. Debra will break these concepts down using activities and worksheets for the evidence presented in the weekend maternity acupuncture workshop. Develop your skills to be able to read and discuss research confidently, enabling you to respond to those tricky questions and promote what you do with your medical colleagues.

Acupressure: Promoting and running workshops for the public and western medical colleagues.

Acupressure is now being added into birth preparation classes due to research that women receiving this as part of a CAM antenatal package, demonstrated a statically significant reduction in epidural and caesarean sections rates. However, it is concerning that anecdotal reports suggest women are receiving misinformation about how to use it by those teaching the acupressure.

It is also interesting that when surveyed, very few acupuncturists report they promote acupressure through workshops with the public or health professionals. This raises the possibly that if acupressure is not promoted by acupuncturists, the full benefits may not be realised. The aim of this session is to encourage acupuncturists to run workshops and education on acupressure.  Debra and Sarah will discuss their experiences of running public and midwifery workshops. They will cover ‘top tips’ for what they have found to be useful and how to use the research and resources presented.

Programme outline

Friday

  • Session one:   The ‘why’ of research and understanding key concepts from acupuncture research.

Morning break

  • Session two: The ‘what not to say’ to establish your credibility. A look at the common mistakes and examples of how you can present research to promote your clinical practice.

Lunch 

  • Session three: ‘Top tips’ for teaching acupressure for labour and birth preparation.

Afternoon break

  • Session four:  Practical demonstrations and bringing it all together to promote your clinical practice.

Finish

Maternity Acupuncture: clinical realities. Problem solving through clinical scenarios

This workshop will explore clinical practice with case histories and group discussions. The aim is to explore possibilities and generate discussion to assist practitioners in building their clinical confidence.  Several scenarios for each session will be used to illustrate the realities of clinical practice, red flags that require attention and Chinese medicine considerations. Following an opportunity for participants to problem solve within a small group, Debra will lead a feedback session, followed by a PowerPoint presenting treatment recommendations.

Treatment rationales and point suggestions will be provided for each scenario based on clinical practice, and Debra’s work with acupuncture students and midwives.  It is expected that rather than one correct treatment approach, feedback will illustrate a variety of different approaches, providing a rich learning environment for both those experienced and those seeking to expand their practice into pregnancy care. It is also expected that the feedback generated will focus on clinical issues deemed relevant by participants. Debra will facilitate this discussion to ensure that the focus remains on the safety and ethical aspects of providing acupuncture care during pregnancy and postpartum.

We are thrilled to announce that Sarah Budd will also join this workshop as a co lecturer to share her considerable experience as relevant.

Programme outline

Saturday

  • Session one:  Nausea and Hyperemesis

Morning break

  • Session two: Threatened miscarriage and bleeding in early pregnancy

Lunch  

  • Session three:  Adverse outcomes including miscarriage, foetal demise and stillbirth

Afternoon break

  • Session four:  Uncomplicated first trimester pregnancies with a complicated pre pregnancy history; ART, previous pregnancy complications, recurrent miscarriage

Finish

 Sunday

  • Session one:  Lost potential: Promoting use of postnatal care.

Morning break

  • Session two: What separates birth preparation from induction of labour?

Lunch 

  • 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.

Afternoon break

  • Session four:  Lower Back and pelvic pain:  the ‘backbone’ of a pregnancy practice. Importance of promotion due to current physiotherapy and dry needling practices.

Finish

Description

The Acupuncture Vlog is proud to host and present this amazing Obstetrical Acupuncture Association (OBAA) event with Debra Betts in Dublin, Ireland (with very special guest lecturer: Sarah Budd!)

OBAA Research Advisor Dr Debra Betts will present a THREE-day lecture in Dublin, Ireland June 7-9, 2019.

Registration now open: €378.63

OBAA Members: €247.36

(please contact us for discount codes for members of the OBAA – sandro@acuvlog.ie)

June 7th, 8th and 9th 2019

Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport

The Obstetrical Acupuncture Association was created to connect practitioners who work in the field of Obstetrical Acupuncture. The OBAA is committed to being a source for up to date research, educational resources, support and mentorship, to further the field of Obstetrical Acupuncture globally. The association is dedicated to promoting the highest level of safety and knowledge in the field.

The OBAA provides a resource for both pregnant people and their care providers to find acupuncturists in their area that demonstrate an elevated standard of care and safety within the field of peri-natal care. The association is dedicated to education, research, and the practice of Acupuncture as it relates to the treatment of prenatal, obstetrical and post-partum health. Association members demonstrate their knowledge through clinical experience, continuing education and a voluntary written examination. For more information, please visit the OBAA website.

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