Midwifery Continuing Education Workshop with Nell Tharpe CNM, CRNFA, FACNM

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The Midwifery Surgical Skills Workshops in Denver for 2019

The amazing faculty of the University of Colorado (Denver) are again offering these workshops. Sign up information will be available soon, so you can hold you place!

For more continuing education opportunities for midwives see the ACNM Continuing Education Calendar



Come join our small group midwifery workshops and develop your skills with Midwifery at Green Landing.

Each workshop offers ACNM- or MEAC-approved contact hours. Programs offer individualized mentoring and are customized to meet the needs of the group. Join Nell and your midwife colleagues for a time of learning, skill development, and fellowship at our stunning waterfront location.

We are located in coastal Maine in the village of East Boothbay - just 90 minutes north of Portland Jetport - in the heart of Maine's midcoast. 


Workshop questions?  Email Nell 

Midwifery at Green Landing 2018 Workshops

Click here for Knot-tying and Suturing

Click here for Perineal Preservation and Repair

Click here for the Midwife as First Assistant

Click here for A Joyful Cry

Continuing education workshops offered by Midwifery at Green Landing provide intimate, small-group educational programs, offered by midwives for midwives. Each program is designed to revitalize midwives in mind, body, and spirit while providing high quality interactive learning opportunities. Space at all workshops is limited; you are encouraged to register early to hold your place.

To find out more or to register for a workshop, click on the links above for our 2018 Workshops. 

Knot-tying and Suturing Skills - For midwives all all backgrounds. Prerequisite for Perineal Repair and FIrst Assistant Workshops.

The knot-tying and suturing workshop includes technical theory and clinical aspects of knot-tying, needles and suture, handling of suturing instruments, and mentored hands-on simulation of suturing techniques for the birth room or the surgical setting using suture on foam and fabric models. The goal of the session is expanded understanding of sutures, needles, and the associated suturing and tissue handling techniques when performing wound repair. Program # 2018/038, approved for 3+ ACNM specialty contact hours. Limited to 8 participants.

The Art of Perineal Preservation and Repair  - For midwives of all backgrounds. 

The perineal support and repair workshop includes relevant anatomy, techniques and skills used to maintain tissue integrity, perform appropriate assessment before and after birth, clinical techniques and skills used to maintain aseptic technique and perform repair, and mentored hands-on simulation of specific closures using tissue models. The goal of the session is expanded understanding of the components of perineal evaluation, preservation and repair during childbirth, and development of enhanced hand-skills when performing this important aspect of quality midwifery care. Program # 2018/038, approved for 4+ ACNM specialty contact hours. Limited to 8 participants.

The Midwife as First Assistant - For licensed midwives practicing in a hospital setting. 

The midwife as first assistant workshop addresses prevention of the primary cesarean, the woman’s informed choice and consent, preoperative preparation, family-centered cesarean, and the midwife's role when functioning as an active member of the perioperative team. Setailed information about surgical skills, tissue dissection, closures, complications, and care of the woman after surgery form the backbone of this course. Mentored hands-on simulation with discussion builds surgical skills and comprehension through performance of cesarean using fabric models. The goal of the session is development of the understanding and skill set necessary to expand midwifery practice and act as the first assistant at cesarean. Program # 2018/038, 6+ ACNM specialty contact hours applied for.  Limited to 8 participants.

A Joyful Cry - An interdisciplinary workshop on Newborn Resuscitation for midwives and others who care for babies at birth with a primary focus on the home and free-standing birth center setting. Limited to 4-8 participants. The newborn resuscitation for midwives workshop provides an opportunity for mentored NRP skills practice and testing for midwives. Included is discussion on the role and expectations for newborn resuscitation skills in the home and birth center setting, the role of EMS, and facilitating effective transport. The goal of the session is to enhance clinical care of the newborn during transition after birth for midwives who practice in low technology settings. Participants who wish to renew their NRP provider status must complete the 7th edition NRP text, exams, and e-sims prior to attending the workshop. 


Questions? Contact Nell by phone 207-232-7125 or email

Midwifery Retreats

Schedule a midwifery retreat with Nell as a time to refresh and rejeuvenate in a beautiful setting where you can rest, play, enjoy the coast of Maine, and talk about the joys and challenges of the midwifery profession and life. This is a unique opportunity to to take a time out alone or with colleagues in a midwifery-friendly environment. Email for more information.  


Now available from the Midwifery Institute and the Office of Continuing and Professional Studies at Philadelphia University:
 On-line CEU programs for Midwives taught by Nell Tharpe MS CNM CRNFA

First Assistant for Cesarean: An On-Line Course for Women's Health Professionals

CLICK HERE for the PhilaU On-Line First Assistant at Cesarean Course Information and Registration

Key Words:

Key Words: Midwife, Midwifery, Practice Guidelines, Nell Tharpe, Newborn Resuscitation, Knot-Tying, Suturing, Perineal Repair, Midwifery Skills, Cesarean First Assisting 

Midwife first assistant

Midwife First Assistant at Cesarean Section

Midwife First Assistant at Cesarean Delivery

The Certified Midwife/Certified Nurse-Midwife as Surgical First Assistant

Surgical First Assist

The Certified Nurse-Midwife/Certified Midwife as Surgical First Assistant

First Assist Nell Tharpe CNM CRNFA


Newborn Resuscitation

American College of Nurse Midwives