Updated Perineal Suture Course
25 Y 26 OF SEPTEMBER
Koments, Carrer del Rosselló, 77, 08029 Barcelona
Expediente de acreditación:
24 OF SEPTEMBER
Urban Lab Madrid, Calle de Manuel Tovar, 42, 2º planta, 28034 Madrid
Expediente de acreditación:
Why a suture course?
Because I have heard this so many times in the past… “they toss the stitches at me”.
Because ” sometimes when you see a tear you don’t even know where to start” I have also heard so.
Because after cervical cancer the vagina has become a universe for me to re-explore.
85 women out of 100 suffer from a torn perineum after vaginal childbirth and midwives are responsible for assessing and repairing the perineum if necessary.
When was the last time you updated your perineal suture? Have you just gotten your place and want to practice more and more? Do you want to learn the technique that causes less pain and heals better for the women you attend to?
- Healthcare personnel and other qualified health professionals with special interest in the world of obstetrics.
- To provide the participant with the necessary practical skills to perform an updated perineal suture technique.
- To learn to evaluate the different degrees of perineal trauma.
- To discuss the physical and emotional implications of perineal trauma in women.
- Analyze perineal protection techniques.
- To analyze and evaluate publications, studies and scientific evidence in the field.
- Learning with images, anatomical models of the female pelvis and pelvic muscles
- Audio-visual material; assessment of tears.
- Study of practical and real cases relevant to the course.
- Handling of suture instruments and necessary material.
- Updated practice of continuous “non-lock” intra-dermal suture.
- Practical Aberdeen knot.
- Practical square knot.
- How to perform an episiotomy competently.
- 1 day course; 8 hours of training.
- Electronic documentation.
- Accreditation of the Continuing Education Commission (once approved)
Due to environmental considerations, the teachers’ PDF presentations and other documents related to this event are available online.
Come and update your suture practice!
Only 20 places per course!
- You will improve your confidence to stitch first and second degree tears, labia or repair an episiotomy.
- You’ll learn the latest suture and knotting techniques.
- You will repeat as many times as you need under the close supervision of Shahla Bakhtiari.
- You will learn from the experiences of your classmates.
The Perineal Suture Refresher Course is an excellent training that the midwives have participated in updating themselves at the NBirth 2019 international conference.
Teacher: Shahla Bakhtiari
I am Shahla Bakhtiari, a midwife by vocation for the past 28 years. My area of expertise is in perineal care and suturing.
Of Iranian origin, I have worked in the Middle East from 1989 to 2002 in the Ministry of Health, as the person responsible for the organization and opening of 7 different maternity hospitals. In 1995, I was the director of the family planning project for UNFPA (United Nations Fund for Population Activities), a subsidiary body of the United Nations General Assembly that deals with reproductive health, development and gender equality.
My passion for research, shared with my husband, took us to the UK in 2002 and in Manchester, I volunteered with refugee women and was later hired as a midwife at Central Manchester University Hospital.
In 2004, I started my work as a midwife at Cambridge University Hospital. My great interest in perineal health led me to complete my Master’s degree at the University of Salford (Manchester), my thesis was titled “Prevention of Perineal Tearing during Vaginal Delivery”.
I am currently working as a specialist midwife in the OASIS program (Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries).
On a national level the team is made up of physiotherapists, obstetricians and midwives. Together , we carry out research and publish internationally in prestigious journals regarding the subject.
Within the clinical unit and consultation of OASIS, I am in charge of giving specialised attention to women who have suffered third and fourth degree perineal tears, providing strategies to improve their quality of life. I regularly participate in conferences throughout England, teaching the fundamental role of the midwife in the prevention of tears.
I am the director of continuous perineal suture training for the team of midwives, gynaecologists and obstetricians.
Currently, I teach the latest technique of continuous suture “not locking” which has proven to be the most advantageous for the women, the professional and the health center.
The perineal suture is a true art that every midwife must master. I am very excited to be able to teach in Spain with the expertly updated Perineal Suture Course.