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Date(s) - 06/01/2018 - 06/02/2018
9:00 am - 6:15 pm

North Room (Northeast corner of the County Extension Building)


June 1-2, 2018
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
615 E. Robinson St
Norman OK 73071

Bridge Approved

  • 16 hours total –
    12 hours Category 1: Maternal emergencies;
    2 hours Category 2: Neonate; and
    2 hours Category 3: Specific Topics Relevant to Midwifery Care- Pharmacology for Midwives

What is B.E.S.T.® ?
Birth Emergency Skills Training for Out – of- Hospital Providers® (B.E.S.T.) is a certification course that prepares out – of – hospital providers to manage obstetrical emergencies with greater confidence and proficiency.

But my clients are low risk.
Midwives who attend births at home and in free – standing birth centers work with low – risk clientele and seldom encounter emergencies. Yet life – threatening pregnancy and delivery complications may arise unexpectedly during an otherwise normal labor. In a crisis, the birth attendant must respond confidently, but techniques seldom practiced decay over time, and ongoing research brings new recommendations

What will I learn? The BEST® course includes a systematic approach to:aa-learner

  • Recognizes the High-risk Pregnancy
  • Pain and Bleeding in Pregnancy
  • Complications Arising in Pregnancy
  • Managing Complication of Birth
  • Postpartum Emergencies
  • Neonatal Emergencies
  • Unexpected Multiples
  • Malpresentations
  • Maternal Trauma



Bonnie U. Gruenberg, CNM
Author of Birth Emergency Skills Training

Bonnie Gruenberg

Bonnie Urquhart Gruenberg, CNM, MSN, CRNP, former EMT-P developed the BEST courses based on her award winning book, Birth Emergency Skills Training; Manual for Out-of-Hospital Midwives (Birth Guru /Birth Muse Press, 2008). She was trained in a busy home birth practice, caught her next 1500 babies at tertiary care hospitals, and is now attends births in a free-standing birth center, at home, and in the hospital with Birth Care in Lancaster County, PA. Besides B.E.S.T. Bonnie has published Essentials of Prehospital Maternity Care (Prentice Hall, 2005), and The Midwife’s Journal (Birth Muse Press, 2009), as well as the award-winning The Wild Horse Dilemma:Conflicts and Controversies of the Atlantic Coast Herds (Quagga Press, 2015) and Hoofprints in the Sand: Wild Horses of the Atlantic Coast (Eclipse Press 2002). She is also an artist and photographer who illustrates her own books.

Andrea Dixon, CNM
Midwife, Educator, and Instructor of B.E.S.T., CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

Andrea Dixon

Andrea Dixon RN, CNM, BEST Instructor and designer of the online course, has studied midwifery since 1980. As home birth practitioner, she attended women in the largest geographical area of California while co managing a busy birth center. More recently, full scope partner in a large, high risk, urban hospital practice coupled with home and birth center midwifery she has attended over 1,000 births. Currently she offers CPR, NRP training and PRN coverage for home birth midwifery practices through Family Way Services, Indiana. She has designed and instructed online Midwifery Curriculum, including BEST (Birth Emergency Skills Training) when it was an online workshop with Aviva Institute.

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