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RTS Bereavement Training in Perinatal Death (2-day)

Deadline for Registration: August 1, 2014

Summary: This 2-day course provides the training, information, and skills that professionals will need when caring for families who have experienced the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or shortly thereafter.
Target Audience: Nurses especially in Labor & Delivery, Mother/Baby, NICU, OP Surgery, OB/GYN clinics, ER, ultrasonographers, clergy, physicians, social workers, funeral directors, and nurse midwives.
Prerequisites: Pre-registration is required.

At the conclusion of Day 1 training, the participant should be able to:

  • list 3 examples of honoring relationship between parent & child.
  • describe 2 examples of how caregivers can use ritual when a baby dies.
  • describe elements of a follow-up phone call.
  • identify strategies to incorporate RTS standards for bereavement care into clinical practice.
  • list 3 self-care strategies for caregivers.


At the conclusion of Day 2 training, the participant should be able to:

  • discuss the role of interdisciplinary teams in caring for bereaved parents & families.
  • list 3 theoretical frameworks that promote understanding of perinatal death.
  • describe how to offer options within the context of relationship-based care.
  • discuss the role of keepsakes for a family's grief.
  • list 2 spiritual tasks.
Location: Education Center

Baptist Health Lexington Employees: Click on link to pre-register day:

Day 1: September 18, 2014; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Day 2: September 19, 2014; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Click here to cancel this class


BHLex Employees: $75 (per day if you do not cancel before August 1, 2014 or No Show) - if not leader approved the charge is $150 (see phone number below).

Non BHLex-Employees: $300 (call 260-6904 to register and instructions regarding payment).

For more information regarding registration and other questions, call Deborah Mueller at 260-6904.

KBN Provider Number / CE:

4-0012-12-16-034 / 8.4 (Day 1)

4-0012-12-16-033 / 9.0 (Day 2)