Birth Emergency Skills Training (BEST)
Are you prepared for the unexpected?Midwives attending childbirth in homes and birth centers seldom encounter emergencies, but when crisis occurs, lives hang in the balance! It is difficult to remain proficient in skills so seldom practiced, yet pregnant women rely on the expertise of the provider in an emergency. Birth Emergency Skills Training: Manual for Out-of-Hospital Midwives, by Bonnie U. Gruenberg, is the interface between the world of midwifery and the world of medicine. It carries the reader from the initial steps of intervention though definitive care, balancing a friendly tone and visual appeal with authoritative and clinically useful information. It is loaded with mnemonics and other memory aids, and is richly illustrated with the author's artful drawings and photography.
What People are Saying about BEST" Bonnie Gruenberg has brought together her unique talents as an artist, an experienced Emergency Medical Technician, a Certified Nurse-Midwife and mother in a well organized, concise and creative approach to the identification, evaluation and management of care of the emergent complications of childbearing. Although the treatise is directed to midwives practicing in the out of hospital setting, it is a reference that will help all providers caring for childbearing women regardless of setting as well as all student midwives, nurses and physicians. It provides an excellent review for exams on this subject."
Kitty Ernst , President American College of Nurse-Midwives
" ... systematic and clear approach to critical thinking, assessment, diagnosis and intervention when emergencies arise. "
Katherine Camacho Carr, PhD, ARNP, CNM, FACNM.
Former ACNM president
Assistant Dean Seattle University, College of Nursing
" BEST will save lives. It is beautifully illustrated, comprehensive, yet easy to follow. It will set the standard of care for emergency management of complicated deliveries. With a focus on out of hospital birth it offers a unique and important perspective. I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with Bonnie on BEST "
Daphne Singingtree, CPM, Academic Director, Aviva Institute
" Bonnie Gruenberg's expertise as both a midwife with extensive out of hospital and in-hospital experience combined with her background as a Paramedic gives her insight into the world of both normal and complicated births. The BEST Course modules were interactive and engaging, and got right to the core content very quickly. The accompanying text is a rich resource before, during and after the weekend course. "
Kim Perry, CPM, APN, CNM, MSNO
Kathleen Nishida, RN, CNM, MSN,
" Amazing! The most comprehensive course ever designed. The book is full of concise, critical thinking and step-by-step cognitive actions for everyone from the beginner to the expert. The illustrations add so much to the written content. "
Phyllis Block, CNM, MN