Calendar of CEU Offerings

 

MEAC approves Continuing Education Programs attended by professional midwives to maintain and upgrade their skills and knowledge for practice. Below is a calendar of CEU offerings throughout the US and beyond. The workshops and conferences listed have either been approved for MEAC CEUs or have applied for CEUs as indicated.

Following is a list of on-going continuing education opportunities that have been approved for MEAC CEUs.

SUTURE CLASS FOR MIDWIVES AND MIDWIFERY STUDENTS (exp. Dec 2019)
This is a class taught by Lisa Varnes-Epstien PA-C LM that will review anatomy, laceration identification and stages of healing. Class content will also include information on suture equipment, methods of suturing, along with plenty of hands on skills practice. Discussion regarding best practices and alternative/complimentary care options will also be covered.​ For additional information please contact ​winacpm@gmail.com
Where: 18545 Pilot Dr. Gays Mills WI 54631​ ​When: February 27th 8:30-5pm

 

MICROBIRTH ONLINE COURSE: INTRODUCTION TO THE INFANT MICROBIOME AND EPIGENETICS (exp. June 2019)

Approved for 9 hours / 0.9 CEUs, this easy-to-understand online course is aimed specifically at midwives and student midwives. Featuring 11 world-leading professors from top universities including NYU, Cornell, Yale and King’s College London, this program will help you feel much more confident about the infant microbiome. You will learn all about the evidence-based science that strongly supports vaginal birth, immediate skin-to-skin contact and exclusive breastfeeding for the optimal development of the infant immune system. Find out more at: https://microbirth.teachable.com

LABOR AFTER CESAREAN IN THE COMMUNITY SETTING with Melissa Cheyney, PhD, CPM, LDM,
Melissa Cheyney, CPM, PhD, wows the crowd with her findings on Labor After Cesarean in the Community Setting: Recent Research and Clinical Implications. In addition to useful continuing education, this course will give you the data you need to increase and improve birth options in your state for those who have had a previous Cesarean. Approved by MEAC for 6 hours of CE.

JAUNDICE – FRIEND OR FOE? with Holly Scholles, MA, CPM, LDM, (exp. Oct 2019)
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.

PULSE OXIMETRY SCREENING FOR CCHD, (exp. Aug 2019)
This class will focus on the who, what, when, where, why, and how of universal pulse oximetry screening of newborns for critical Congenital Heart Disease (cCHD). It provides an update on the state mandated process of screening all newborns for heart defects that can be initially missed, yet endanger the newborn when the ductus arteriosus closes. It will relate all this information with a focus on how to provide screenings in the community birth setting – be that birth centers or homebirth. Approved for 2.5 contact hours.

PREVENTING BACK PAIN IN PREGNANCY (AND LIFE) ,(exp. May 2019)
Learn evidence based techniques shown to be effective in preventing and correcting back pain. Taught by Eve Bernfeld, Certified Alexander Technique teacher and mother of triplets. Use this link to take the class (4 contact hours!) for $30 instead of $45

THE THREE “Rs” FOR MIDWIVES (exp. Dec 2019) ,

The 3 Rs for midwives is a course approved for .6 MEAC CEU with 6 hours of hands on component that is suitable for the Midwifery Bridge Certificate credit.
Common complications of childbirth will be taught and reviewed for skill practice of shoulder dystocia, retained placenta and the development of of a post partum hemorrhage protocol. Simulations and blood loss estimations using the Partopants by Pronto international which uses a live model actress and a baby doll.
It can be scheduled conveniently and will I travel to your area of the county if an organizer can provide the venue.  6-12 participants, 9 am – 4:15 pm with a 45 min break for lunch. Please message me via https://www.facebook.com/The-Yalad-Group-146586555510898/  or call 919-345-6881</

 

BIRTHING, BLACKNESS AND THE BODY: A FOLLOW-UP (exp. Oct 2019) ,

Watch/Listen to receive 1.5 CEUs. Join this webinar to learn more about what midwives of color experience when interacting with midwifery institutions and when participating in cross racial organizing. This important new research by Dr. Keisha Goode can help guide efforts to infuse equity into midwifery education as institutions seek to address the diverse needs of students, apprentices and faculty of color with the goal of achieving transformative change. CEUs available from September 21, 2017 to Sept. 21, 2019 . For more information go to https://www.equitymidwifery.org/webinars

BIRTH EMERGENCY TRAINING FOR MIDWIVES , (exp. Dec 2019)

The “ORIGINAL” BIRTH EMERGENCY SKILLS TRAINING program. Based on Bonnie U. Gruenbergs, Birth Emergency Skills T raining Manual for out of hospital practitioners, the workshop contains essential information for preparing for the NARM exam. For information regarding course content (approved by ACNM for 16 contact hours (2 Pharmacology) and MEAC for 14 Maternal Emergency and 2 Newborn emergency credits towards Bridge Certificate) and our workshop calendar please see our website at www.birthemergency.com  Interested in hosting an event? Contact ANDREA DIXON at miniwife@sbcglobal.net  

THYROIDS DISORDERS IN THE PERINATAL PERIOD With Holly Scholles, MA, CPM, LDM (exp. Sept 2020)

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! Approved by MEAC for 4 hours of CE.

MIDWIFERY SKILLS WORKSHOPS

Taught by Linda “Lynn” Arnold. Sponsors can choose from the already approved workshops and courses or request their own topics. For more information, please contact Lynn Arnold at LArnold.Midwife@gmail.comor click here for more information.

THRIVING WITH HOMEOPATHY FOR BIRTHING LIFE,

A practical guide for midwives and doulas, child birth educators and nurses. Approved with 40 contact hours and 4 CEUs by MEAC. This (university-standard) comprehensive course consists of 450 pages, 40 contact hours of teaching and/or study curriculum and is presented with weekly 16 sessions (including 15 homework assignments and final research paper). It covers a full academic 16-week semester (4 months) with a midterm break. The course facilitates the student and present and future midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, nurses with an in-depth understanding of homeopathy in the field of midwifery, its philosophy, and practical application. Next to the main subject homeopathy, the student also will be able to use valuable information regarding effective herbal formulas applicable during the time of birthing life.

2016 – Spring Semester: 01/18-–05/14 $ 450 only (already half the price of a regular university course)
For more information contact: Dr. Angelika Maria Koch, D.N.M. LCH H.N.H.Ir. info@medicanova.net or click here for more information.

CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND GLOBAL MIDWIFERY SKILLS SEMINAR (exp. Sept 2020)

For more information please contact Vicki Penwell at vickipenwell@gmail.com or click here for more information on Cultural Competency and Global Midwifery Skills Seminar.

MIDWIFERY MANAGEMENT OF NEONATAL RESUSCITATION

For more information on classes, please contact Karen Strange at karenmidwife@yahoo.com or Click here for more information.

ITEM WRITING WORKSHOP

Qualified Evaluator Workshop, Ethics and Values in Midwfery and Everyday Life, Preceptor-Apprenticehip Relationships, MANA Stats, Preparing for Midwifery Legislation, Unraveling the Mysteries of the CPM, and Charting all offered by NARM (The North American Registry of Midwives). For more information, please contact Ida Darragh at info@narm.org or call 1-888-842-4784 or Click here for more information.

SPINNING BABIES WORKSHOP (exp. May 2019)

This workshop consists of lecture and hands-on learning with video, posters, doll and pelvic models, a pregnant volunteer, 3-dimensional educational aids and story telling. Large group lecture is interspersed each hour with practice in small groups or pairings. Gail Tully, http://spinningbabies.com/what-is-a-spinning-babies-workshop/

Distance Continuing Education Opportunities are also available!

To view the continuing education programs available to take from a distance, click here.