Surgical First Assisting in Cesarean Delivery

College

Institute of Emerging Health Professions, Continuing & Professional Studies

Degree

Certificate

Format

Online

Duration

6 Weeks

Next course offering is scheduled for March 11, 2024. Registration is now open.

This course is open to any clinical professional who will be working as a first assistant at cesarean sections, such as midwives, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and surgical technicians.

Please complete this inquiry form with any questions regarding Surgical First Assisting in Cesarean Delivery future course dates and application information.

Course Description

This continuing education course uses an online educational platform. The online course is asynchronous meaning attendance is not required online at a specific time. Rather, students will be assigned due dates for course assignments. The course content includes online lectures, videos and presentations; articles from current literature, web links to relevant sites; surgical skills exercises; and interactive discussions.  Each module is designed to take an average of 10 hours to complete.

During or following the didactic and skills program participants are expected to obtain and document competency as a first assistant by independently arranging a structured mentored clinical experience at a facility where they are credentialed. The development of clinical skills in the Operating Room under the observation and mentorship of a surgeon or qualified first assistant is a professional responsibility that is separate from this course.

Online Registration

Course Tuition Information

Tuition is $895.00 and must be paid at the time of registration.  

Required Textbook

Please purchase before the course begins. The Midwife as Surgical First Assistant, 3rd ed. (2020) American Academy of Nurse Midwives Available through www.ShopACNM.com.