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Sarita Bennett, DO, CPM

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Midwifery 2019, 2019
  • Country: United States

Sarita Bennett, DO, grew up in the Appalachian Mountains in traditions that valued self-reliance and resourcefulness. After experiencing hospital birth in 1978, she began to understand why her elders had told her that birth belongs at home. Sarita began practicing midwifery in 1980 to provide the option she had been looking for in her community and couldn’t find. Her education was experiential and supplemented by any resource available. In 1994, she entered the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and, upon graduating with honors, completed a community-based Family Medicine Residency, returned to her hometown in WV, and opened a Family Medicine clinic providing full-spectrum care. From 2013 - 2021, Dr. Bennett lived in the Charlottesville, VA, area where she trained midwifery and physician assistant students while providing care for home birth families and at her free-standing birth center. She is currently enjoying being retired, living back home in the mountains of WV, and watching the next chapter of life begin to unfold.

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Ready, Response-able, Resilient; Handling Complications & Emergencies
This session addresses the competencies midwives need to manage complications and emergencies regardless of the situation, and when or where it occurs. How do we prepare for the many possibilities that can come a midwife’s way and feel confident in our abilities to think on our feet and work together for optimal outcomes? How do we improve our teamwork and ability to respond? After an emergency is over, what tools can we use to evaluate how to improve our practice? How do we heal our own trauma? We will take a look at ways to answer these questions with a focus on improving communication, teamwork, and leadership skills.
Hours / CE Credits: (details)  |  Categories: Birth Complications
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Understanding Shocks as it Relates to Estimated Blood Loss
In this workshop we will discuss the causes and manifestations of shock including understanding the difference between vasovagal syncope and hypovolemic shock. Rather than relying on subjective measurements of estimated blood loss and applying one definition of postpartum hemorrhage to all pregnant people regardless of size, we will turn to a critical care understanding of classifications of hemorrhage based on percentage of total blood volume. Using this more individualized way to determine blood loss, we will use several examples to look at how different weights can impact how much blood loss can be tolerated.
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 5 Weeks