Topics:

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

Objectives:

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