What is TENS?
How does a TENS unit work?
Understanding the Gate Control Theory
History of TENS
Why a TENS?
Understanding the evidence of TENS in labor
Safety and precautions
The difference in TENS machines
Cleaning your TENS
Purchasing TENS and replacing accessories
Implementing TENS in your doula practice
After Completion of the TENS in Labor Workshop participants will be able to:
Describe a TENS devise
Understand and communicate the two basic
ways a TENS helps with pain in labor
Understand the research findings on the
use of TENS in labor for pain, safety,
and patient satisfaction
Explain the benefits of TENS in Labor
Explain the contradictions to TENS in labor
Demonstrate how to use TENS unit,
and properly apply stimulation pads
Explain the differences between a TENS, EMS,
and Labor TENS
Trouble shoot a non-working device
Demonstrate to parents how to use the TENS for their labor
Learn how to implement TENS in your doula practice
Bring a TENS in Labor Workshop to your doula community!
Price outside of Dallas/Fort Worth: $90-100 (depending on location)
Host/coordinator price for out-of-town workshops: FREE
If you are interested in hosing and coordinating the "TENS in Labor Workshop", please contact me to discuss the details. A minimum of 10 participants need to be secured in order to travel to most places.
The cost of the workshop includes handouts, and your own set of electrode pads.
A certificate of your TENS training will be provided after the completion of the workshop