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MEAC approves Continuing Education Programs attended by professional midwives to maintain and upgrade their skills and knowledge for practice. One of MEAC’s roles is to evaluate and approve  continuing education (CE) for midwives and other women’s health care providers. Program sponsors who receive MEAC approval for continuing education programs then award continuing education units (CEU’s) or contact hours to participants.

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Following is a list of on-going continuing education opportunities throughout the US and beyond. The workshops and conferences listed have been approved for MEAC CEUs and are either offered in-person or online as indicated.

 

HOLISTIC PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF INTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS OF (exp. Jan 2024 (Online))
Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP) is a complex liver disease which typically presents in the third trimester of pregnancy. This course reviews the evidence for the best approach to risk-based management, and provides a plan for holistic preventative support of at-risk clients as well as the holistic treatment of clients with mild ICP in an out-of-hospital setting. Approved by MEAC for 3 hours of CE. Available online instantly upon enrollment at HiveCE: “https://www.hivece.com/courses/icp

JAUNDICE – FRIEND OR FOE? with Holly Scholles, MA, CPM, LDM, (exp. Jan 2024(Online))
Bilirubin can be a dangerous neurotoxin…but did you know that it is also a helpful antioxident?
Holly Scholles examines the evidence, the fear, and the little known facts about neonatal jaundice and bilirubin in this comprehensive
course

MIDWIVES & THE FIRST 1,000 DAYS (exp. Dec 2023 (Online))
Midwives are in the perfect position to teach on and advocate for the First 1,000 Days of a person’s life. The 1,000 days between the beginning of pregnancy and that child’s 2nd birthday offer a unique window of opportunity to build better brains and better immune systems and overall health, leading to more prosperous futures for the children in our care. The First 1,000 Days are also a time of enormous vulnerability. How well or how poorly mothers are cared for and educated about this crucial period during their pregnancy will determine a child’s future. In this course, we will look into research in the fields of nutrition, biology, neuroscience, and early childhood development to prepare the midwife to educate and support families to understand this vital and often misunderstood period of a child’s first 1,000 days. 3 CEUs Email Trainings@mercyinaction.com or https://www.mercycollegeofmidwifery.edu/online-midwives-the-first-1000-days

MERCY ONLINE CULTURAL AWARENESS AND RESPECT IN MIDWIFERY EDUCATION (exp. Dec 2023 (Online))
This course is a series of two webinars, combining the topics of cultural sensitivity and midwifery education. We planned these webinar sessions with our Grand Challenge Coordinator, Sumayya Sulaiman, on the first anniversary of the passing of our Grand Challenge co-founder, Claudia Booker, and invited friend and co-founder Jennie Joseph to discuss the ways Cultural Awareness and Respect can look while providing midwifery education and clinical precepting. In addition, we invited our past Grand Challenge Coordinator, Rachel Williams Myers, and midwives who have been the recipient of Claudia Booker Memorial Midwife Scholarships, to share insight from the time they were midwifery students in apprenticeships. Finally, Sumayya interviewed a few of the staff of Mercy In Action College of Midwifery to find out what we are doing to advocate for cultural respect in clinical placements. This course finishes with a self-assessment to assist midwife preceptors in identifying areas in which they might improve the quality of their interactions with culturally diverse populations of both students and clients. 1.5 CEUs Email Trainings@mercyinaction.com or https://www.mercycollegeofmidwifery.edu/online-cultural-awareness-and-respect-in-midwifery-education

CREATING THE SPACE FOR HEALING (exp. Dec 2023 (Online))
Approved by MEAC for 4 hours of CE, midwives will learn how to identify the signs of abuse, discuss with clients their individualized needs for trauma informed care, design a plan with clients to avoid triggers and re-traumatization, and to predict how a trauma history may lead to postpartum depression. Available online instantly upon enrollment at HiveCE: “https://www.hivece.com/courses/creating-the-space-for-healing

POSITIVE SOLUTION-FOCUSED TECHNIQUES FOR MIDWIVES (exp. Dec 2023 (Online))
Based on the book “Tune Up! Higher Frequency Solutions for Midwives & Mothers”, this course teaches new and effective ways to help yourself & your clients address common obstacles that may arise in your midwifery practice such as lack of self-care and boundaries, PTSD, Anxiety & Fear, and provides a new approach to assessing Postpartum Depression. With the tools provided, midwives learn how to apply this approach in practice. Approved by MEAC for 18 Hours of continuing education or 1.8 MEAC CEU’s. Website: “https://www.the-sacred-way.com/positivesolutionfocusedtechniquesformidwives

MIDWIFERY PRACTICE (exp. Nov 2023 (Online))
This course is organized into key sections to help you understand how to create a midwifery business, even if you don’t have much midwifery experience yet. We go over in detail the topics business planning, funding, fees, taxes, finances, marketing, improving efficiency and profitability while keeping quality of care at the forefront of your mission. This comprehensive course will really get you started right or take your current practice to the next level of success! Approved by MEAC for 1.3 CEUs. Details and registration: “Tips for Running a Successful Midwifery Practice | Empowering (teachable.com)

PHARMACOLOGIC MANAGEMENT OF COMMON PERINATAL CONDITIONS (exp. Nov 2023 (Online))
This webinar will give a thorough overview of pharmacological management of UTIs, mastitis, various STIs, and vaginitis in order to further educate midwives about the antibiotics, antivirals, and antifungals commonly prescribed to their clients to treat these conditions. This webinar is focused on the upcoming legislative changes for LMs practicing in Washington State but the information is applicable to anyone working with perinatal populations. Contact: “https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pharmacologic-management-of-common-perinatal-conditions-registration-158311256229

TRANSFER TOOLS FOR MIDWIVES, EMS, AND HOSPITAL PROVIDERS (exp. Nov 2023 (Online))
Approved by MEAC for 4 hours of CE, and accepted in Category III of the NARM Bridge program. Midwives, emergency services personnel, nurses, and receiving hospital providers often find themselves trying to provide care in stressful emergency situations without the information or skills we need to do so effectively. We’re ready to change that and work together to improve care! This one-of-a-kind course is a curriculum designed by and for midwives, emergency services personnel, nurses, and receiving hospital providers. It teaches new collaborative methods for improving home birth and birth center to hospital transfers, teaches communication skills critical to keep calm and clear during stressful situations, includes clinical best practices, models scenarios demonstrating these best practices for communication and care, teaches creative tools for bridging relationships with other provider types, and includes everything you need to know about the other providers involved to support optimal care and smooth transfer across all settings of a community birth transfer. Available online instantly upon enrollment at HiveCE: “https://www.hivece.com/courses/transfer-tools

BIRTH EMERGENCY SKILLS TRAINING (exp. Nov 2023 (Online))
B.E.S.T. provides methodical, evidence based approach to overcoming disparities in midwifery practice, recognizing at-risk pregnancy, pain and bleeding in the prenatal, intrapartum and postpartum period, identification and management of complications antepartum, labor & birth, postpartum and neonatal emergencies and team creation to facilitate safe transfers. Participants build on existing skills and gain new ones through interactive discussions, hands on simulations, and guided one on one practice. NRP Certification is offered as half-day add on. MEAC approved 18 CONTACT HOURS for HYBRID includes 10 hours ONLINE prior to 8 hours BEST-Live Bridge Certificate Eligible 12- Maternal Emergency, 3- Newborn, 3-category 3 (2 Pharm, 1 Racial Disparity). MEAC 10 Contact hours ONLINE ONLY, completed in your own home and on your timeline. Bridge Certificate Eligible for 6- Maternal Emergency, 2- Newborn, 2- Category 3 (2 PHARM, 1 Racial Disparity) CNM 16 CONTACT HOURS (2- Pharmacology) @ day BEST-Live and HYBRID BEST Contact: Email: miniwife@sbcglobal.net or ” http://www.familywayeducationalservices.com or “http://www.birthemergency.com

PREVENTING MOTHER-TO-CHILD-TRANSMISSION: HIV/AIDS, HEP B & C (exp. Oct 2023 (Online))
Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of deadly diseases by screening for HIV and Hep B & C is not optional if we are to provide best-practice maternity care, everywhere in the world. We now have the means and the know-how to prevent mother-to-child transmission -PMTCT – of HIV and Hep B, so that no mother need ever worry again about passing these on to her baby. Diagnosing and treating infections that can impact the baby through vertical transmission during pregnancy or childbirth, either by treating them ourselves or by helping infected pregnant women get into an evidence-based PMTCT program, will protect the baby from deadly virus and ensure the mother’s survival to raise her child. In addition to treatment for HIV and Hep B, the added risks and possible complications of Hepatitis C are important for every midwife to understand as well. Worth 4 CEUs
Contact:
Email: trainings@mercyinaction.com or “https://www.mercycollegeofmidwifery.edu”

ULTRASOUND FOR MIDWIVES & ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDERS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ULTRASOUND IMPLEMENTATION INTO YOUR PRACTICE (exp. Oct 2023 (Online))
This course was designed by Carolyn Gegor, CNM with over 40yrs experience of teaching midwives and practitioners about ultrasounds. It is an overview of point of care, limited, obstetric and basic gyn ultrasound for midwives and advanced practice providers. It includes cross-sectional anatomy, basic non-pregnant anatomy, dating in all three trimesters of pregnancy, and common complications in each trimester. It also covers the Biophysical Profile, basic physics and business aspects, including billing, documentation and liability. Approved by MEAC for 10hr CE. Details and registration: “https://ultrasoundformidwives.com/onlinecourse

INTRODUCTION TO BIRTHING FROM WITHIN: HEART OF MENTORING- ONLINE, SELF PACED EDUCATION. (exp. Oct 2023 (Online))
Introduction to Birthing from Within: Heart of Mentoring is a self-guided course that will introduce you to the fundamental Birthing from Within skills and processes for birth professionals: professionals: Role of a Mentor, Birth as a Heroic Journey, Solution-Focused Dialogue, and Archetypes of Birth. Upon completing it, you will be able to begin using these new skills and processes with parents in your community right away. Details and registration:
“https://courses.birthingfromwithin.com/courses/introductory-course

SEX AND MIDWIFERY, OH MY! CREATING A GENDER AFFIRMING COMMUNITY (exp. Oct 2023 (Online))
Approved by MEAC for 1.5 hours of CE, this pre-recorded Equity in Midwifery Education webinar covers cover why inclusion and integration are relevant, discuss the history of how we have understood and defined sex and gender, and review key concepts including gender identity, biological sex, and gender expression. We will examine best practices in midwifery and the ways in which the interests of midwives and women are aligned with those of transgender folks. Finally, we will consider particular challenges for educators in creating inclusive learning environments and responding to student needs and perspectives. Available online instantly upon enrollment at HiveCE: ” https://www.hivece.com/courses/sex-and-gender

CROSSING THE THRESHOLD, EMBODIED LEARNING RETREAT FOR BIRTH PROFESSIONALS (exp. Sept 2023 (Online))
Crossing the Threshold is for aspiring and experienced birth professionals who want to explore new perspectives and gain fresh insights about birth and their role as birth workers. Whether you’re an OB/GYN, midwife, nurse, doula, IBCLC, therapist, yoga teacher, parent support group leader, massage therapist, or just birth-work-curious, this workshop will give you the compassionate salve that you need to inspire your practice. Offered as a weekend retreat or weekly series in Feb, April and May. : “https://birthingfromwithin.com/crossing-the-threshold-workshop/

HOW TO START A BIRTH CENTER (exp. Sept 2023 (Online))
This course dives deep into the business side of running a successful birth center. There are many important factors to understand when embarking on creating a birth center in your community. We go over business plans, funding, marketing, billing, policies, staffing, renovation, and so much more in the invaluable lifetime access course. I promise this will be one of the best investments you commit to when planning for your birth center opening day! Approved by MEAC for 8.5hr CE. Details and registration: “Birth Center Course (midwiferybusinessconsultation.com)

FETAL ASSESSMENT IN LABOR (exp. Sept 2023 (Online))
Now approved by MEAC for 11 hours of CE! Accepted in Category II of the NARM Bridge program, and meets the criteria for the Utah midwifery licensing requirement of a course in “intrapartum fetal monitoring.” In this dynamic course, Holly dissects the complex tangle of fetal assessment, and translates the latest recommendations of ACOG along with the original consensus of the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), to create recommendations specific to the out-of-hospital setting, and in accordance with the Biodynamic model of midwifery. This course includes video footage from her live presentation in 2016, along with handy reference guides to use in your practice, exercises and quizzes to reinforce the information from the lecture, interactive audio exercises, and the opportunity to participate in an online discussion regarding the real-world application of these concepts or to clarify questions. Available online instantly upon enrollment at HiveCE: ” https://www.hivece.com/courses/fetal-assessment-in-labor-2

THEORY OF BIODYNAMIC RESUSCITATION OF THE NEWBORN (BRN) (exp. Aug 2023 (Online))
Approved by MEAC for 6 hours of CE, and accepted in Category II of the NARM Bridge program. Safe resuscitation of a newly born child in a community setting differs from a hospital based resuscitation in many ways. This course covers how to utilize the advantages of the community birth setting to provide appropriate and safe care based on the ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) Neonatal Task Force’s latest recommendations. Utilizing a step at a time protocol, this physiologically based approach increases oxytocin levels while decreasing stress hormones, leading to optimal outcomes. Available online instantly upon enrollment at HiveCE: ” https://www.hivece.com/courses/brn

CURRICULUM TOOLS FOR DISCUSSING RACE AND RACISM IN MIDWIFERY (exp. Aug 2023 (Online))
Approved by MEAC for 1.5 hours of CE, this pre-recorded Equity in Midwifery Education webinar identifies strategies to promote anti-racist content throughout the midwifery curriculum, how to apply “curriculum threading” of race and racism to midwifery curriculum, and how to utilize a “strengths-based” approach to education while promoting positive learning experiences for students of color. Available online instantly upon enrollment at HiveCE: ” https://www.hivece.com/courses/curriculum-tools-for-discussing-race-and-racism-in-midwifery

VACCINE INFORMATION FOR MIDWIVES (exp. Aug 2023 (Online))
This course will prepare midwives to confidently add vaccine administration to their practice repertoire, provide client counseling tools, and aid midwives who chose not to provide vaccinations to educate their clients effectively about vaccine options. Approved by MEAC for 2 hours of CE. Details and registration: “https://www.midwifery.edu/product/vaccine-information/

INCORPORATING ANTI-RACISM COURSEWORK INTO A CULTURAL COMPETENCY CURRICULUM (exp. Aug 2023 (Online))
Approved by MEAC for 1.5 hours of CE, this pre-recorded Equity in Midwifery Education webinar explores why students may not be effective in cultural humility or creating a culturally safe practice until they understand their role in issues of social power and dominant social norms, and explains why an in-depth exploration of the impacts of racism, power, and privilege as social determinants of health is a challenging but necessary component of cultural competency training for all health care practitioners. Available online instantly upon enrollment at HiveCE: ” https://www.hivece.com/courses/incorporating-antiracism-coursework

“ONLINE CULTURAL COMPETENCY & RESPECT IN THE PROVISION OF MATERNITY CARE” (exp. July 2023 (Online))
This course, Cultural Competency and Respect in the Provision of Maternity Care, shares important insights for all health care providers, including doulas and childbirth educators. It meets the requirement of NARM for all CPMs and CPM applicants to take a course on Cultural Competency and may meet other licensing requirements as well. This training in cultural sensitivity, cultural respect, and cultural humility is useful in any practice setting, anywhere in the world. This course will focus on reducing child mortality and reducing maternal mortality through the culturally sensitive and respectful care of women during pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and the entire childbearing season. Anyone providing health care to women anywhere in the world will benefit from this course. Contact: Email: trainings@mercyinaction.com or https://www.mercycollegeofmidwifery.edu/cultural-competency-and-respectful-maternity-care

THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF COMMUNICATION: FINDING RESONANT EMPATHY AND SELF-COMPASSION (exp. June 2023 (Online))
Do you desire improved communication in your preceptor/apprentice relationship, or with your co-workers? Have you found yourself wishing you could respond differently when interfacing with clients and other providers during stressful situations, such as hospital transfer? Approved by MEAC for 2 hours of CE or 0.2 CEU.
Contact: or ” https://www.hivece.com/courses/communication-neurobiology

FETAL HEART TONE MONITORING (exp. May 2023 (Online))
In community birth, midwives take care of two patients; the mom AND the baby. Learn or refresh the skill necessary to assess fetal wellbeing. This course aims to highlight the tools and skills necessary for effective, timely and safe fetal monitoring protocols in the community birth setting. Approved by MEAC for 4 hours of CE or 0.4 CEU.
Contact:
Email: artofbirthing@gmail.com
or “https://midwifery-wisdom-collective.teachable.com/p/ap-midwifery-fht-assessment

PHARMACOLOGY FOR NEW MEXICO LICENSED MIDWIVES (exp. May 2023 (Online))
Bring excellence, compassion, and the midwifery model of care to the use of the midwife’s formulary. While designed to meet the relicensing requirements for New Mexico midwives, this course will be of great value to midwives anywhere. Approved by MEAC for 2 hours of CE. Details and registration: “https://www.midwifery.edu/product/pharmacology-for-new-mexico-licensed-midwives/

PERINATAL COMPLICATIONS:TAUGHT BY MERCY IN ACTION’S ADJUNCT PEDIATRICIANS (exp. May 2023 (Online))
This course is a discussion on twelve perinatal complications and emergencies that a midwife may encounter in practice, and how to respond. The perspective brought to this discussion by compassionate, caring pediatricians is invaluable. Approved by MEAC for 5 hours of CE or 0.5 CEU. Contact: https://www.mercycollegeofmidwifery.edu/online-perinatal-complications

STEREOTYPE THREAT IN THE ACADEMIC AND CLINICAL SETTINGS (exp. March 2023 (Online))
Approved by MEAC for 1.5 hours of CE, this pre-recorded Equity in Midwifery Education webinar explores what stereotype threat is, what triggers it, how the psychological process unfolds, and the impact on students. Learn measures to reduce this threat at the institutional, faculty-student, and student-student levels. Available online instantly upon enrollment at HiveCE: ” https://www.hivece.com/courses/stereotype-threat

MEETING STUDENT NEEDS (exp. March 2023 (Online))
Approved by MEAC for 1.5 hours of CE, this pre-recorded Equity in Midwifery Education webinar explores strategies for access and success across the student life-cycle. Available online instantly upon enrollment at HiveCE: ” https://www.hivece.com/courses/meeting-student-needs

“BEYOND 6 WEEKS: THE CASE FOR MIDWIFERY CARE IN THE POSTPARTUM YEAR ” (exp. March 2023 (Online))
Join midwife, nutritionist, educator, and mother of three, Sarah Lax, as she explores current evidence on the postpartum recovery process, what the research tells us matters most to support the postpartum experience, and a review of innovative postpartum care models to deepen and elevate your midwifery practice. Approved by MEAC for 4 hours of CE. Details and registration: https://www.hivece.com/courses/beyond-6-weeks

PROVIDING SAFE AND RESPECTFUL CARE TO LGBTQIA+ CLIENTS (exp. March 2023 (Online))
This course will delve deeper into providing high-quality exceptional care to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual individuals. Mel Tourville-Smith, CPM, LM, MSW spends time addressing the disparities and unique stressors that each of these populations may face in their day to day lives including during the pre pregnancy planning, conception process, pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum period. Approved by MEAC for 2 hours of CE or 0.2 CEU. Contact: ” https://www.midwifery.edu/store/Providing-Safe-and-Respectful-Care-to LGBTQIA-Families

SCREENING FOR CRITICAL CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE USING PULSE (exp. Feb 2023 (Online))
Approved by MEAC for 2.5 hours of CE, and accepted in Category II of the NARM Bridge program. Training for cCHD Screening with information specific to the community setting. Available online instantly upon enrollment at HiveCE: ” https://www.hivece.com/courses/cchd-screening

MEDICATIONS FOR THE BIRTHING PERSON (exp. Feb 2023 (Online))
Often a midwife may need to guide or advise a pregnant or birthing person regarding medication use during pregnancy, birth, or postpartum periods. In this course, offered through Midwives College of Utah’s Academy of Continuing Education, participants will learn about the labeling and safety considerations of common over-the-counter medications; the timeline and administration of RhoGam; IV fluids; and lidocaine for suturing. Approved by MEAC for 2 hours of CE or 0.2 CEU. Contact: “https://www.midwifery.edu/store/Medications-for-the-Birthing-Person

MERCY IN ACTON’S PHARMACOLOGY FOR MIDWIVES (exp. October 2022 (Online))
This course worth 8 MEAC ACCREDITED CEU HOURS will discuss the treatment of conditions requiring drug therapy in midwifery care, and how to assist with pharmacology decision-making during pregnancy and lactation. Every midwife should regularly refresh knowledge of a select formulary of drugs used in midwifery care, and practice the skills needed to safely use these drugs to protect the health and safety of mothers and babies in out-of-hospital settings. Midwives should also be aware of the issues regarding drug use by their clients and updated best practices for determining risks in pregnancy and lactation. Email Trainings@mercyinaction.com or https://www.mercycollegeofmidwifery.edu/pharmacology-for-midwives

SUPPORTING INDIGENOUS MIDWIFERY STUDENTS: A DISCUSSION ON CULTURAL SAFETY WITHIN MIDWIFERY EDUCATION (exp. October 2022 (Online))
Current midwifery educational pathways seek to objectively assess skills, experience, and academic competence. Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing rely on cultural context, stories and symbols, and the guidance of community and ancestral relationships. Indigenous midwifery students must frequently navigate these two realms. This webinar will give voice to the concerns of these students; as well as discuss issues of cultural safety, appropriation, access to education and the importance of honoring Indigenous knowledge. (1.5 hours of MEAC approved CE, on-demand immediately upon enrollment) Details and enrollment: https://www.hivece.com/courses/supporting-indigenous-midwifery-students

ACCESSIBILITY AND ABLEISM IN MIDWIFERY EDUCATION (exp. Sept 2022 (Online))
Midwifery educators will work with disabled students over the course of their career. Understanding the risk factors associated with microaggressions, bias, actions and inactions in the classroom setting and curricula is vitally important. In this course, offered through Midwives College of Utah’s Academy of Continuing Education, we will call upon midwifery educators to enact practices in the classroom and clinical setting that increase access for disabled students. Approved by MEAC for 2 hours of CE or 0.2 CEU. Contact: ” https://www.midwifery.edu/store/Midwives-Accessibility-and-Ableism-in Midwifery-Education

EMERGENCY BREECH BIRTH (exp. Sept 2022 (Online))
Just like any other rare birth event, all midwives should be prepared to safely attend unplanned breech birth – this workshop shows you how.Breech presentation occurs in approximately 3-4% of term pregnancies; of those it is estimated that 8-35% remain undetected until labor. Join Augustine Colebrook and a panel of your colleagues to review the mechanism of physiologic breech birth as well as key interventions to diagnosis and resolve breech dystocia. Approved by MEAC for 4 hours of CE or 0.4 CEU.
Contact:
Email: artofbirthing@gmail.com
or “https://midwifery-wisdom-collective.teachable.com/p/ap-midwifery-emergency-breech-birth/?preview=logged_out

GROUP B STREP (GBS) ONLINE COURSE (exp. September 2022 (Online))
Evidence-based online course for health professionals about the prevention and treatment of group B Strep infections in newborn babies. Featuring 5 world-leading experts on Group B Strep. Includes clinical guidelines for UK, USA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND. Approved by MEAC for 10 hours of CE or 1.0 CEU.
More details at:
“https://microbirth.teachable.com/p/gbs

LACTATION CHALLENGES: CELEBRATING DIVERSITY, OVERCOMING ADVERSITY, MAKING A DIFFERENCE (exp. September 2022 )
This in person two-day program provides a theoretical and practical basis for applying decision-making and counseling skills with families during the perinatal period so they can make informed decisions in the hospital and clinic settings (more specifically, in the areas of non-traditional family units, maternal depression and trauma, parental pairs, peer-to-peer milk sharing, returning to school or work, and more). Approved by MEAC for 15 hours of CE. For registration please go to the website “http://www.thebestconnect.net/

MATERNITY CARE IN THE CONTEXT OF A DEVELOPING COUNTRY (exp. Aug 2022 (Online))
This course, Maternity Care in the Context of a Developing Country, worth five (5) MEAC accredited continuing education hours, will cover the various aspects of providing maternity care that is different in the context of a low resource developing country. Using the adage “Same Same But Different”, and based on decades of experience, the presenter goes over what is unique and divergent, yet vitally important to survival, about providing Prenatal Care, Labor and Delivery Care, Postpartum Care, and Newborn Care outside of a Global North model. This course is for anyone who wants to learn about global best practices in midwifery. Contact: Email: trainings@mercyinaction.com or “https://www.mercycollegeofmidwifery.edu”

FREQUENCY, RATIONALE, AND ASSOCIATED NEONATAL OUTCOMES FOR PLACENTOPHAGY (exp. Aug 2022 (Online))
Approved by MEAC for 1.5 hours of CE. Would you like to be able to give your clients accurate, evidence based information regarding the safety of placentophagy? This course will identify the reasons why clients choose to consume their placentas, what research outcomes have shown for neonatal & maternal safety, describe the potential mechanism of action for benefits, and identify what is not known regarding placentophagy/in need of more research. Available online instantly upon enrollment at HiveCE: ” https://www.hivece.com/courses/placentophagy

UNDERSTANDING ULTRASOUNDS: USING ULTRASOUND FOR RISK ASSESSMENT IN PREGNANCY (exp. Aug 2022(Online))
Do you have the in-depth answers clients need regarding concerns about safety and accuracy? Are you confident in your knowledge of appropriate follow-up for common findings? Taught by Alisa Copeland, a sonographer with over 20 years of experience, and a senior apprentice midwife, this course is uniquely suited to midwifery care, and teaches how to use ultrasound as tool within the context of informed choice. Whether you are a seasoned midwife, or just starting out, this course is sure to provide you with the explanations that your clients want, need, and deserve…and the little details that can make a big difference in the quality of care you provide. Approved by MEAC for 4 hours of CE, and accepted for the NARM Midwifery Bridge Certificate in Category 1. Details and enrollment: Website:www.hivece.com/courses/understanding-ultrasounds

CULTIVATING A SENSE OF BELONGING IN HIGHER EDUCATION (exp. July 2022 (Online))
Approved by MEAC for 1.5 hours of CE, this pre-recorded Equity in Midwifery Education webinar describes how to help students develop a sense of belonging, in order to encourage them that they are on the right path so they feel welcome in midwifery classrooms and professional settings. When these goals are achieved, midwives and clients alike are better off, and have more opportunities to flourish and succeed. Available online instantly upon enrollment at HiveCE: “https://www.hivece.com/courses/equity-in-midwifery-education-cultivating-a-sense-of-belonging

ANEMIA: DIAGNOSIS, IMPLICATIONS, AND MANAGEMENT IN PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM (exp. June 2022 (Online))
Approved by MEAC for 2 hours of CE, and accepted in Category I of the NARM Bridge program. Come learn the main types of anemia affecting pregnant people and distinguish the difference using lab results, understand the impacts of anemia on the pregnant person, the fetus and the infant, determine which tests to use in the diagnosis and monitoring of anemia in pregnancy and postpartum, and describe when and how to intervene once anemia is diagnosed to improve the outcomes for pregnant people and their offspring. Available online instantly upon enrollment at HiveCE: “https://www.hivece.com/courses/anemia

BILLING FOR MIDWIVES (exp. June 2022 (Online))
Approved by MEAC for 14 hours of CE! This program is designed to take you from knowing nothing about insurance, to being able to bill your own claims for both professional and facility fees. Available online instantly upon enrollment at HiveCE: “https://www.hivece.com/courses/billing-for-midwives

ANTI-HEMORRHAGIC MEDICATIONS (exp. June 2022 (Online))
MCU’s Academy of Continuing Education is proud to offer a series of pharmacology courses to help midwives receive education on critical skills and meet licensing requirements. The first of the series is Anti-hemorrhagic Medications. This course covers postpartum hemorrhage, pharmacodynamics/pharmacokinetics, and multiple medications (including Tranexamic Acid). Approved by MEAC for 2 hours of CE or 0.2 CEU. Contact: ” https://www.midwifery.edu/store/Antihemorrhagic-Medications

MIDWIVES ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON STATE WEBINAR: CONSCIOUS COMMUNICATION (exp. June 2022 (ONLINE))
Join us for a dynamic webinar about emergency management for community birth. We will address how midwives and emergency service personnel can, together, improve client care when transferring from community birth settings to the hospital. We will have an interactive look at how various charting methods can promote or harm a midwife’s professional practice and collegial relationships. Approved by MEAC for 4 hours of CE. Details and registration “https://bit.ly/maws-spring2020

HANDS ON SUTURING (exp. May 2022(Online))
This course is now offered entirely by distance…but specifically approved by the NARM board to qualify as a “hands-on” Category 1 course for their Midwifery Bridge Certificate! Through a combination of on-demand and live (distance) content, and with a supply kit delivered straight to your doorstep (no additional fee!), you’ll have the tools you need to sharpen your suturing skills, AND the ability to use the course for reference later. Approved by MEAC for 8 hours of CE. “I’ve done a number of online suturing courses, and this is the best one.” — Jen Holland, midwife. Details and enrollment may be found at: Website: www.hivece.com/courses/hands-on-suturing

DEFENSIVE CHARTING COURSE (exp. May 2022 (Online))
Midwives today can be targeted during and after care for litigation. The Defensive Charting Course offered by Augustine Colebrook is a self-paced, online deeply thought and action-provoking workshop that takes your education to the next level. Practice moving through shared decision-making, telling the story and protecting yourself during and after outcomes. Allow yourself to experience a career with balance, boundaries, longevity and empowerment. Handouts and redacted chart notes will be shared throughout the course. Approved by MEAC for 12 hours of CE or 1.2 CEU. Contact: Email: artofbirthing@gmail.com
or “https://midwifery-wisdom-collective.teachable.com/p/defensive-charting-seminar/?preview=logged_out

HYPERTENSION IN PREGNANCY (exp. May 2022, (Online))
This course will prepare you to partner with clients through hypertensive complications in pregnancy, understand medication risks and benefits, offer evidence-based support regarding herbs, nutrition, and supplements, and information to empower your clients to change the trajectory of their long term health. The curriculum includes maternal-fetal physiology, chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, anticipatory guidance for future pregnancies, long term health effects of pregnancy-related hypertension, and integrative approach to care. 5 contact hours granted from MEAC. For more information please go to the website “http://www.midwifeCE.com/

WHY SUPPORT STUDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY UNDERREPRESENTED IN MIDWIFERY? (exp. April 2022 (Online))
Because culturally matched midwives and doulas make a difference! Come learn about the Birth Bundle Project led by the Rainier Valley Community Clinic. This midwifery-led collaborative care model brings together Licensed Midwives, Family Physicians, Doulas and Lactation Specialists to offer high quality continuity of care to the pregnant families in the greater Seattle area who need to be the most resilient to overcome barriers and social determinants that can negatively impact their health. Approved by MEAC for 1.5 hours of CE. For registration please go to the website ” https://www.hivece.com/courses/why-support-underrepresented-students

A NEUROBIOLOGICAL APPROACH TO TRAUMA INFORMED CARE (exp. April 2022 (Online)))
This course provides the neurobiological background for what happens when a client is triggered, and practical instruction on how to guide your client from triggered to trust, using Trauma Informed Care. Approved by MEAC for 3 hours of CE. For registration please go to the website https://www.hivece.com/courses/neurobiological-TIC

INFUSING EQUITY AND DIVERSITY INTO CLINICAL TEACHING (exp. April 2022 (Online))
Approved by MEAC for 1.5 hours of CE, this pre-recorded Equity in Midwifery Education webinar summarizes the research which explores students’ concerns about their academic learning experiences when they are working across socio-cultural differences, and explores the challenges of maintaining a balance between student and client rights and needs, and discusses insights and approaches to difficult but common areas of discomfiture encountered in the clinical teaching setting. Available online instantly upon enrollment at HiveCE: “https://www.hivece.com/courses/infusing-equity-diversity-into-clinical-teaching

INTRODUCTION TO SONOGRAPHY (exp. March 2022 (Online))
Join Midwives College of Utah’s Academy of Continuing Education for this Introduction to OB/GYN Sonography course. This course will cover the basics of ultrasound devices, the types and parts of transducers, the difference between scanning planes, ultrasound physics, and how the ultrasound imaging process works overall. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to: summarize the bioeffects of ultrasound; understand ultrasound reports and discuss the results with their patients; create informed consent forms for clients; analyze an obstetric or gynecological report; and be able to describe the most important gynecological and obstetrical findings. Approved by MEAC for 2.5 hours of CE or 0.25 CEU. Contact: “https://www.midwifery.edu/store/Introduction-to-OB-GYN-Sonography

PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF GESTATIONAL DIABETES (exp. March 2022 (Online))
Approved by MEAC for 6 hours of CE, and accepted in Category I of the NARM Bridge program. Midwife and Nutritionist, Sarah Lax, provides you with a unique framework to support each individual client and their specific challenges. This webinar explores the evidence and efficacy of practices used to support GDM, from diet assessments and sleep strategies, to inflammation and nutrient therapy, and much more. You will learn to implement this framework to become the effective wellness detective your clients need to catapult their GDM prevention or management plan towards greater success and healthy habit change for life. Available online instantly upon enrollment at HiveCE: “https://www.hivece.com/courses/gdm-for-bridge

HOLDING SPACE FOR PREGNANCY LOSS (exp. March 2022)
This training will be held March 5, 2020 Prescott, AZ. Dani LaVoire, LM, CPM, will guide participants through a heartfelt analysis of three key components central to holding space for grieving families: an introduction to the Companioning Model of Care outlined by Alan Wolfelt, an exploration of best care practices with regard to the various support networks surrounding bereaved people and a cross-cultural understanding of the healing power of ritual found in both religious and secular settings. We are pleased to offer 0.65 CEUs. For more information or to register contact Dani LaVoire at Email: danijoelle@yahoo.com
or Website: https://www.azcommunitydeathcare.org/events/march-5

THYROID DISORDERS IN THE PERINATAL PERIOD (exp. Feb 2022 (Online))
Approved by MEAC for 4 hours of CE, and accepted in Category I of the NARM Bridge program. Should thyroid antibodies be routinely tested for in pregnancy? Which postpartum thyroid condition can be deadly? What are the safe ways to ensure adequate iodine during pregnancy? Is routine iodine supplementation safe? If you thought you knew about thyroid but are struggling with the answers to those questions, this course is for you! Available online instantly upon enrollment at HiveCE: “https://www.hivece.com/courses/thyroid-disorders-in-the-perinatal-period

THE ONLINE SUTURING WORKSHOP WITH MIDWIFE CE (exp. Feb 2022 (Online)
The Online Suturing Workshop from Midwife CE is 100% online and learn at your own pace. With 10 hours or 1.0 CEU granted from MEAC, you’ll enhance your current practice & transform the way you approach suturing. Content includes: at home skills workshop, anatomy and physiology as it relates to post-birth lacerations and factors that influence your decisions to suture or not, the biocompatibility of suture material and potential complications, and OASIS prevention and repair as it relates to midwifery practice. For more information visit https:// www.midwifeCE.com

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED: MIDWIVES HANDLING COMPLICATIONS IN OUT-OF-HOSPITAL SETTINGS (exp. Jan 2022)
This four day intensive seminar, Expect the Unexpected™: Midwives Handling Complications in Out-Of-Hospital Settings, worth 36 MEAC ACCREDITED CEU HOURS, gives interactive and hands-on training for midwives on successfully handing complications in the Antepartum, Intrapartum, Postpartum and Newborn Periods, including pharmacology, laboratory testing, and working collaboratively to optimize home to hospital transports. For more information or to register contact Jamie Dellesky at Email: trainings@mercyinaction.com or Website: https://www.mercycollegeofmidwifery.edu/expect-the-unexpected

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR MATERNAL WELLNESS (exp. Jan 2022 (Online))
Essential Oils for Maternal Wellness is a new, updated and improved version of the highly-rated original course, Essential Oils for the Birth Kit. This training course teaches participants safe and effective clinical uses for essential oils during pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and infancy. Participants will learn applications, concentrations, and safety precautions while exploring how to best use essential oils to address common symptoms during childbearing including: Morning sickness, indigestion, fatigue, stretch marks, late term and slow to progress labor, labor pain, mastitis, GBS, teething and colic. Instructor, Stephanie McBride, is a Certified Clinical Herbalist and Aromatherapist with 25 years of combined education and professional experience with this topic. She has published several books and presented this information across the US and in eight different countries for Universities, Health Fairs, and Midwifery Conferences. We are pleased to offer .6 CEUs to attendees. Contact: Email: stephbrooklyn@gmail.com or ” https://www.dailynectaressentials.com/ceu-course.html

ADAPTOGENS FOR STRESS RELATED DYSFUNCTION (exp. Jan 2022 (Online)
Approved by MEAC for 2 hours of CE. Come learn the biochemical evidence for adaptogens, how they can support your clients from preconception through postpartum, and how they can support everyone who is experiencing this common compromiser of health. For more information visit https://www.hivece.com/courses/adaptogens

THE NEW NORMAL FOR NEWBORN WEIGHT LOSS (exp. Jan 2022 (Online)
Approved by MEAC for 2 hours of CE, 2 R-CERPs allocated by IBLCE. Dr. Diane DiTomasso presents her award-winning research on normal newborn weight loss for breastfed babies. For more information visit https://www.hivece.com/courses/normal-newborn-weight-loss

PLACENTA MEDICINE AS A GALACTOGOGUE: TREND OR TRADITION? (exp. Jan 2022 (Online)
Approved by MEAC for 2 hours of CE, 2 L-CERPs allocated by IBLCE. What do we know about the risks and benefits of placentophagy in the postpartum period? This presentation aims to review the existing literature and evidence regarding placenta medicine, especially from a galactogogue standpoint. For more information visit https://www.hivece.com/courses/placenta-medicine

NAVIGATING ETHICAL STUDENT/PRECEPTOR/CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS (exp. Jan 2022(Online))
This course, Navigating Ethical Student/Preceptor/Client Relationships, will focus on creating and maintaining healthy relationships, working dynamics, and clinical environments for students, preceptor midwives, and the families they serve. This course may be taken by anyone, including student midwives, but is especially helpful for the experienced midwife who wants to pass along her knowledge and skills to the next generation of student midwives. 4CEUs Approved by MEAC. For more information email: Trainings@mercyinaction.com or visit https://www.mercycollegeofmidwifery.edu/navigating-ethical-student/

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THE BIRTH KIT (exp. Jan 2022 (Online)
This training course teaches participants safe and effective clinical uses for essential oils during pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and infancy. Instructor, Stephanie McBride, is a Certified Clinical Herbalist and Aromatherapist with 25 years of combined education and professional experience with this topic. She has published a book and presented this information across the US and in eight different countries for Universities, Health Fairs, and Midwifery Conferences.
We are pleased to offer .6 CEUs to attendees. Please contact via
Email: stephbrooklyn@gmail.com
or Website: https://www.dailynectaressentials.com/ceu-course.html or Call 971.678.4280