CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Resolve Through Sharing (RTS), a national organization that provides support to parents and families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or newborn death is offering three days of training from June 23 to 25 at Chambersburg Hospital for healthcare professionals on how to provide care to those families who've had a loss.

The educational program is co-sponsored by Summit Health. Registration Fee’s apply. Call 1-800-362-9567, ext. 54747  or visit www.bereavementservices.org for more information and to register.

“The purpose of the RTS training is to provide participants with a rich educational experience that enhances their knowledge, level of skill, and personal awareness while providing care to families whose baby dies,” said Heather Allen, Clinical Educator for Chambersburg Hospital.

The course is geared toward health care professionals, including nurses, social workers, chaplains, midwives, genetic counselors, physicians, physician assistants, child life specialists, ultrasonographers, and funeral directors.

“Participants may practice in the following settings: high risk antepartum; labor and delivery; mother/baby; pediatric/neonatal intensive care; perinatal hospice; emergency room; surgery (including outpatient, inpatient, and recovery); and obstetrics/gynecology, genetics, and family practice clinics,” Allen listed.

According to Allen, RTS is offering a two-day course on Bereavement Training, and a one-day course for Bereavement Coordinator training.

“It’s important to the health of our community that we understand how to care for our patients after the loss of a baby,” Allen said.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014