Birth Center Onboarding Training - Clinical Support Staff
Online Learning Center
This online program provides interactive, self-paced training modules with knowledge checks and feedback. Plus, learners can earn continuing education credit. Once launched, learners have access for four weeks.
The Clinical Support Staff package includes:
- HIPAA Information Security Training for Birth Centers
This training module provides information about HIPAA Security and Privacy rules and how these relate to birth center practice. It highlights practical steps that birth center team members can take to protect their clients’ privacy. It is intended for onboarding and annual training of all birth center team members (clinical and non-clinical) who interact with clients or their health data.
- Infection Control for Birth Centers
This training module covers prevention of infectious disease exposures in the birth center setting and the steps a team member should take in the event of an exposure. It covers bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) as well as airborne and droplet exposures such as COVID-19, influenza, and pertussis, and addresses use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning and disinfecting the birth center. It is intended for onboarding and annual training of all birth center team members (clinical and non-clinical), as well as any contractors who assist with housekeeping, laundry, or other functions that may involve contact with infectious material.
- Safe Use of Medications in the Birth Center Setting
This training module focuses on safe use of medications in the birth center setting. It is intended for all clinical team members who prescribe, prepare, or administer medications and covers general principles as well as specific information about all intrapartum, postpartum, and newborn medications that are commonly used in birth centers.
- Understanding the Birth Center Laboratory: Point of Care Tests
This training module is intended for all team members who perform or interpret point-of-care tests such as urine pregnancy tests, urine dipsticks, glucometer tests, hemoglobin tests, and influenza or strep tests. This may include medical assistants, birth assistants, registered nurses, midwives, and physicians.
- Birth Center Transfer and Transport: Optimal Practice for Safe and Satisfying Transitions of Care
This training module addresses key information birth center providers need about transfer and transport. It covers types of transfer, collaboration with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and hospital-based care providers, and best practices for smooth transport continuous quality improvement. It is intended for all birth center team members, clinical and non-clinical.