RWHC Office & Training Center 880 Independence Ln
Sauk City
United States

OB Boot Camp (5-day) March 2023

Event Starts: 3/27/2023

Event Ends: 3/31/2023

OB Boot Camp
Class is Full

OB Boot Camp (5-day)

Monday – Friday, March 27 - 31, 2023
9:00 a.m.4:30 p.m. CST - each day


RWHC Office & Training Center
880 Independence Lane, Sauk City

Registration Deadline: March 6


RWHC Member & Affiliate Member:
$1,200 per person

Non-RWHC Member:
$1,500 per person

Fee includes five-day training course and program materials. Lunch is on your own.

PLEASE NOTE: The program fee is NON-refundable. Do not send payment; RWHC will invoice your organization.

 3.25 CEUs


RWHC is approved as a provider of continuing health education by the Wisconsin Society for Healthcare Education and Training (WISHET). RWHC designates this activity for up to 32.5 contact hours (3.25 CEUs) of continuing education for allied health professionals.


Cella Janisch-Hartline

Cella Janisch-Hartline, RN, BSN, PCC Professional Certified Coach, is the Nursing Leadership Senior Manager for Rural WI Health Cooperative (RWHC). Cella brings her experience from over 40 years in various rural healthcare leadership positions to her work as she combines her passion for nursing, leadership, coaching and teaching. Named the 2018 Outstanding Educator through the National Rural Health Association, she engages healthcare participants across the country with her humorous, action-oriented and compassionate approach.

Michael Wolf

Michael T. Wolf, CRNA, MHS, DNP, APNP, Director of Anesthesia and Interventional Pain, Mile Bluff Medical Center, Mauston, has over 30-year experience as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. He graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a BSN then joined the Army where he worked as an Emergency Room and Oncology Staff Nurse prior to entering the Army Nurse Anesthesia Program. After graduation Mike served ten years working in Army Medical Centers providing anesthesia for high-risk surgical and OB patients. Mike also has been an educator through the years teaching in the Army’s Nurse Anesthesia program, instructing as a Certified American Heart Association Instructor for Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and privileged to instruct for the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative. Mike also continues to be a mentor and clinical instructor for Nurse Anesthesia programs and master’s programs in Nursing Administration.

Charlene Galston

Charlene Galston, RNC-OB, BSN, ME-PD, IBCLC has been a registered nurse for 45 years working the majority of her career in Obstetrics at Black River Memorial Hospital. Over her tenure she gained expertise in antepartum, labor/delivery, postpartum and newborn care. As an International Board Certified Lactation Counselor she has assisted many mother/baby dyads with breast-feeding support and education in preparation for their discharge. Since her retirement in 2020, Charlene has remained active as a lactation specialist providing outpatient services as requested for a birthing center nearby. Charlene remains a member of and is a past president of the WI Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC).

Target Audience:

New obstetric/post-partum/newborn nurses, obstetric nurses who want to refresh/update their knowledge, nurses who are considering working in a rural healthcare obstetrics unit

Program Description:

Are you a new nurse to obstetrics (OB)? Is OB nursing something you are considering in your future? Have you been working in OB for a while but just don’t feel comfortable yet? Are you an OB nurse who hasn’t dealt with an OB emergency in a while? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then this OB Boot Camp is designed just for you.

During this week-long experience we will explore all aspects of working in a rural healthcare obstetrics unit. Throughout this interactive boot camp, the participants will be engaged in simulated (hands-on) learning opportunities, including case study discussions, role playing effective communication/conflict management techniques, OB and newborn assessments/emergencies and reviewing of priority interventions for various OB situations. This comprehensive course is designed to provide the obstetrics nurse with a solid foundation from the core principles and standards of care and practice perspective, in hopes of helping get the new nurse ready to practice solo quicker in the unit. For more information on the planned boot camp take a look at the objectives. You do not want to miss this opportunity! Sign up today as space is limited.

 Day 1: 

Part One: Communication/Safety/Standard of Care and Practice
Part Two:  Labor/Delivery

 Day 2:

OB Medication Review/Epidurals and Intrathecals/Inductions and Augmentation of Labor/Post-Partum Assessment

 Day 3:

OB Assessment/Emergencies/Interventions

 Day 4:

Newborn Assessment/Emergencies/Interventions

 Day 5:  

Ethics/Dealing with Loss in the Childbearing Family

– Click here to view the OB Boot Camp Overview –

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