Lamaze Evidence-Based Nursing: Labor Support Skills Workshop

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This interactive, hands-on workshop curriculum is designed to help hospitals train staff in the critical practices for a safe and healthy birth in order to meet Joint Commission Core Measures and achieve the Joint Commission goal of reducing preventable maternal deaths.

Nurses can benefit from increased expertise in labor support skills and increased job satisfaction and hospitals can benefit from increased patient satisfaction, improved maternal/child well-being and reduced incidence of adverse outcomes including cesarean sections.

Upon completion of the program, learners will have:

  • Increased confidence among participants that the supportive care they provide during labor and birth is evidence-based.
  • Increased expertise and skills in providing labor support.
  • Increased knowledge of Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core Measures relating to elective delivery, Cesarean birth, and exclusive breastmilk feeding.
  • Increased consumer satisfaction

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Purpose:  The purpose of this activity is to increase participant skills in the provision of evidence-based labor support to promote a natural, safe and healthy birth.

Target Audience: This workshop will benefit staff nurses, midwives, and other health care providers who care for childbearing women.


  • Analyze the nurse’s impact on maternal and neonatal outcomes and on maternal satisfaction
  • Describe the role of the nurse in promoting normal, physiologic labor and birth
  • Evaluate intra-partum practices according to standards of evidence-based care
  • List components of a safe and supportive birth environment
  • Practice  a wide variety of non-pharmacologic labor support techniques which both enhance labor progress and decrease pain
  • Adopt evidence-based strategies for supporting a laboring woman during second stage
  • Describe effective practices to promote first attachment and exclusive breast milk feeding.
  • Identify strategies to overcome barriers to change

Requirements for successful completion: 

A total of 7 contact hours may be earned as CNE credit for attending the entire workshop and completing a participant feedback form.

Lamaze International is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Participants may also earn 7 Lamaze contact hours upon completion of this activity and the participant feedback form. Partial credit is not available.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15932 for 8.4 contact hours.

This program is recognized by ICEA for 7.0 contact hours.