Please Note the Following:
This certification program is 33 CEUs in its entirety and requires all the courses (23 hours of CEU/PDA) listed below for completion. The 3 courses on Safety and Ethics (10 hours of CEU/PDA) in total are in addition to the Core Six-Module Bundle, and need to be purchased separately. Follow the links below.
|Acupuncture during Pregnancy: Safe and Ethical Practice||immediately after purchase||for 2 years|
Please note: Starting 2016 the NCCAOM requires 2 PDA in Ethics AND 2 PDA in Safety. Before 2016 the NCCAOM require 4 PDA in Ethics OR Safety (or combination of).
- Medical safety, legal safety (3 types of error and their relation to malpractice suits), and emotional urgency. Ethical practice as: defining safe boundaries with respect to one's experience level, then installing reminders for self-monitoring those boundaries.
- Adverse events acupuncture safety in pregnancy; ongoing self-education and self-monitoring for knowledge and compliance.
- The relationship between adverse events, professional conduct, and threat of litigation (0.5 – 30 minutes)
- Seven 'red flags' that Acupuncturists can use to self-monitor for appropriate clinical consultation, referral, or urgent medical referral of pregnant women.
- Twelve 'pink post-its' that Acupuncturists can use to self-monitor for appropriate professional conduct with emotionally vulnerable patients.
- The importance and the challenge of maintaining appropriate and professional conduct when a patient interaction has been suboptimal.
|Ethical Practice in Vulnerable Populations||immediately after purchase||for 2 years|
Acupuncturists who treat adult outpatients generally rely on a set of assumptions about our patients that make us equal partners in a business transaction, exchanging our expertise for their money. We assume they are hiring us on their own initiative because they want to, can stop if they change their minds, can recognize and articulate their own likes and dislikes, and can evaluate and reject anything we tell them that doesn’t fit with their values or preferences.
Students taking this class will learn to:
- Understand which patients should be considered physically, cognitively or socially vulnerable, and what measures are appropriate to take in response.
- Recognize and manage emotional vulnerabilities such as transference, countertransference and magical thinking.
- Efficiently solicit and monitor verbal and nonverbal ‘assent’ at each step of treatment planning and execution
- Manage discussions with patients and doctors regarding ‘placebo effect’ in a positive manner that builds respect and collegial relations
- Physical and cognitive vulnerability
- Emotional vulnerability
- Talking about ‘placebo'
- Soliciting, monitoring and charting assent or ‘endorsement’ for each step
|Pregnancy: Maternity Acupuncture Care: Problem Solving Through Clinical Scenarios||immediately after purchase||for 2 years|
A joint workshop with Debra Betts, Claudia Citkovitz, and Sarah Budd exploring acupuncture treatment for birth preparation, medical induction, miscarriage and stillbirth and breech. This session will use clinical sketches to facilitate small group discussions about specific areas of clinical practice. Following an introduction on the topic by Claudia and Debra, participants will be divided into small groups and given different scenarios to devise treatment plans for.
- Birth preparation. What separates birth preparation from induction of labour and examining how individual constitutional treatment impacts on labour.
- Working to enhance Medical induction. Working with women when a medical induction is necessary: including vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC), Gestational diabetes, Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) and polyhydramnios.
- Dealing with adverse outcomes including miscarriage, foetal demise and stillbirth
- Breech. Examining the impacts of dosage for moxibustion on BL 67, additional treatment s to the use of BL 67 and dealing with the women who present with complications such as twin pregnancies.
- improve labor preparation treatment planning based on TCM pattern differentiation as well as medical complications and risk factors
- learn approaches for working with adverse outcomes such as miscarriage, fetal demise and stillbirth
- deepen understanding of UB67 moxa in breech, including issues of dosage as well as twins and other complications
|Birth Basics: Acupressure, Acupuncture and Chinese Medical Diagnosis in Birth||immediately after purchase||for 2 years|
In this class, students learn to recognize the familiar faces of yin and yang throughout the course of labor and delivery. Using a clinical problem-solving approach, students learn to apply the Chinese medicine skills they already have, to provide effective support during labor. Specific needling and tui na hand techniques are introduced as well as labor preparation treatments, and moxa for breech.
- Introduction, overview of the course, logistics, questions
- Anatomy and physiology of labor: the 3 stages of labor
- The challenge of being born: pelvic anatomy in detail; 4 key fetal movements
- OM view of pregnancy: initiation of labor, progress; roles of yin, yang, qi, blood
- Labor support: providing comfort in a normal labor
- Questions, review
- Tui Na protocols for progressing labor
- Pathogenesis and differential diagnosis in Labor and Delivery
- Acupuncture during L&D protocol: basic constitutional treatments
- Labor Preparation Toolkit (Lecture) & Labor Preparation Treatments (Demonstration)
After taking the class, students will be able to:
- Use acupressure and acupuncture (where appropriate) to facilitate labor progress and comfort during a normal labor
- Use concepts of yin, yang, qi, blood and channel flow to understand and address common obstacles to progress during labor
- Help patients prepare for labor with acupressure and acupuncture as well as Chinese-medicine based movement, imagery and self-massage
- Identify and select appropriate preventive treatments for constitutional imbalances that may be associated with prolonged or difficult labor
|Implantation to Birth: Acupuncture and Herbs to Support Better Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes||immediately after purchase||for 2 years|
Four leading women experts in acupuncture and TCM for pregnancy share their knowledge and clinical experience supporting women throughout their pregnancy
Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, LAc., has led the Acupuncture Service at NYU Lutheran since 2004, supervising 8 acupuncturists who provide inpatient care and clinical instruction in the areas of neurological and orthopedic management, rehabilitation, labor and delivery, pain management. Dr. Citkovitz studied Chinese language in Beijing and acupuncture at the Pacific and Tri-State colleges in New York.