Calendar of CEU Offerings

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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. One of MEAC’s roles is to evaluate and approve distance 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. Following is a listing of all current Distance Continuing Education opportunities that have been approved by MEAC. Maintain and build on your skills and knowledge as a midwife and receive MEAC continuing education credits at the same time-all from the comfort of your own home!

Following is a list of on-going continuing education opportunities that have been approved for MEAC CEUs. Along with Distance Continuing Education Opportunities!

HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM – online at Hive Learning
Available instantly online 24/7. This course contains a 1 hour video, 1 hour of supplemental readings, and 1 hour of quizzes and discussion, for a total of 3 MEAC Approved Contact Hours. Learn how to identify “regular” nausea and vomiting of pregnancy vs hyperemesis gravidarum, how to treat, when to refer, psychological implications of hyperemesis, side effects, prevention in future pregnancies, and more. http://www.hive.thinkific.com/courses/hyperemesis.

NURTURING OUR PROFESSIONS, NURTURING OURSELVES (exp. April 2021)
The Association of Christian Birth Professionals 2019 Conference will be held at the Ontario Gateway Hotel in Ontario, California, April 2-5, 2019. The Pre-conference will be held on April 1, 2019. Conference “all-inclusive” packages are exclusively handled by the Association of Christian Birth Professionals. All registration and room bookings will be done on line at Website: www.acbpinc.org . Approved CEUs: This program has been approved for a total of thirty one and a half (31.5) hours, the equivalent of 3.15 CEUs Email: ACBPBoard@gmail.com or Registration: https://www.acbpinc.org/?fbclid=IwAR2Ifz2ZaIKlrPU2cekN2a-coEf8uO_xweRUqz58HFy5WmpLQRFcwFrcbKg

RESOLVING SHOULDER DYSTOCIA (exp. Feb 2021(Online))
Interested students can go to the www.SpinningBabies.com to
1. Purchase the CEU option, http://spinningbabies.com/shop/ceus-for-resolving-shoulder-dystocia/
2. Download their posttest download http://spinningbabies.com/product/resolving-shoulder-dystocia-posttest-download/
3. Gail Tully will email you a certificate.
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/resolvingsd

MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH (MCH) SPECIALIST TRAINING (exp. Feb 2021(Online))
Total hours: 8 clock hours 8 RN and LM CEUs offered During the training, topics covered will include each level of the perinatal hierarchy; from the grass roots right through to the specialist regional perinatology teams, as well as methods of access and approaches to increase linkages. Each participant will be provided with and trained on how to use the Perinatal Toolkit, which is developed to provide hands-¬‐on tools, both on paper as well as virtually, to assist clients across the spectrum. For additional information https://www.commonsensechildbirth.org/maternal-child-health-specialist-mch/

ICD-10 FOR MIDWIVES IN A NUTSHELL ~ 2nd EDITION (exp. Jan 2021(Online))
Over 750 students took the original version of this course, which received great reviews. With significant changes to ICD-10 since the original course was created in 2015, we decided it was time for an updated and expanded second edition. The second edition is available online, 24/7, starting February 1, 2019. Students retain access to course materials for reference purposes even after the MEAC CE certificate has been generated. More details and instant enrollment here. Approved by MEAC for 2 hours of continuing education.

PELVIC FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPY EXPLAINED (exp. Dec 2020)
This is a class taught by Hannah Mulder, DPT This four-hour course will cover diagnostics and treatment of common pelvic floor muscle conditions. There is strong evidence to support physical therapy as first-line treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction. This course includes a lab portion with internal vaginal assessment in which participants will take turns as patient and clinician. The course schedule includes an overview of pelvic floor anatomy, common muscular conditions, internal assessment with practice, an introduction to treatment, and a case study. Traverse City, MI on February 22nd from 10-2:30 pm. For additional information please contact Hannah.mulder42@gmail.com

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

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

Breech Workshop with Rixa Freeze, PhD and David Hayes, MD (August 2020)
This 2-day workshop, taught by Rixa Freeze, PhD and David Hayes, MD, OBGYN, will provide you with both the theory and practice behind attending vaginal breech births. Dr. Freeze will cover evidence on term breech, breech maneuvers & mechanisms, nomenclature & risks of various types of breech presentations, and outcomes of breech birth at home. Dr. Hayes will provide additional instruction, cover maneuvers and mechanisms in more detail, discuss when and how to assist, and illustrate with hands-on training. CEUs awarded for Dr. Freeze’s lectures (0.7 CEUs / 7 contact hours). Email: breechworkshop@gmail.com or Website: www.breechworkshop.com or Registration: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/asheville-breech-workshop-2018-2138711557

MIDWIFERY MANAGEMENT OF NEONATAL RESUSCITATION (exp. July 2020)
For more information on classes, please contact Karen Strange at karenmidwife@yahoo.com

ITEM WRITING WORKSHOP (exp. July 2020)
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.

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

BIRTH EMERGENCY TRAINING FOR MIDWIVES , (exp. Dec 2019)
The “ORIGINAL” BIRTH EMERGENCY SKILLS TRAINING program. Based on Bonnie U. Gruenbergs, Birth Emergency Skills Training 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 

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

NAVIGATING ETHICAL STUDENT/PRECEPTOR/CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS (exp. Nov 2019 (Online))Worth 4 Contact Hours, this course will focus on creating and maintaining healthy relationships, working dynamics, and clinical environments for student midwives, preceptor midwives, and the families they serve. This course may be taken by anyone, including school administrators or student midwives, but is especially helpful for the experienced midwife who wants to pass along her knowledge and skills to the next generation by being the best preceptor possible! For more information visit the website:
http://www.mercyinaction.com/online-student-preceptor-client-relationships

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

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

LABOR AFTER CESAREAN IN THE COMMUNITY SETTING with Melissa Cheyney, PhD, CPM, LDM, (Sept 2019(Online))
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.

CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND RESPECTFUL MATERNITY CARE (exp. Sept 2019(Online))
This 4 hr CEU course meets the NARM requirement, and is especially critical for midwives who serve women of different ethnic or sub-culture groups in America OR who may volunteer in developing countries. Once you complete the course, you will immediately receive a certificate for your CEUs. For more information visit the website http://www.mercyinaction.com/online-cultural-competency

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THE BIRTH KIT (exp. Aug 2019(Online))
On-demand online class. This .6-CEU ​e-Course​​, Essential Oils for the Birth Kit,​ is a​ comprehensive, evidence-based, and un-commercialized five-hour e-course​ ​explore​ing​ the safe, clinical use of high-quality essential oils during pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and infant care. Participants will come away feeling confident in their understanding of how essential oils work as well as their various applications, individual properties, dosages, and contraindications during each phase of pregnancy. Course content is substantiated by current, peer-reviewed research. Materials include eight modules, ​featuring ​keynote presentations, handouts, and quizzes, providing both a historical context and scientific framework for this beautiful and powerful natural health modality. This course in not a sales​ course or specific to any brand of essential oil, http://www.dailynectaressentials.com/birth-kit-ceu.html , stephbrooklyn@gmail.com, 971.678.4280.

PULSE OXIMETRY SCREENING FOR CCHD, (exp. Aug 2019(Online))
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.

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

SPINNING BABIES WORKSHOP (exp. May 2019(Online))
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/

PREVENTING BACK PAIN IN PREGNANCY (AND LIFE) ,(exp. May 2019(Online))
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

GOLD MIDWIFERY ONLINE CONFERENCE 2019 (exp. April 2019(Online))
GOLD Midwifery Online Conference is becoming one of the fastest growing educational resources for Midwives around the world! Our fifth annual online conference offers an amazing line-up of speakers who will be providing a wide range of research, and clinical skills to assist in the advancement of your practice and optimal outcomes for the families in your care. This conference offers 13 hours of education or 1.3 MEAC CEUs. For more information contact: team@goldmidwifery.com or https://www.goldmidwifery.com/

FETAL ASSESSMENT IN LABOR WITH HOLLY SCHOLLES, MA, CPM, LDM (exp. Feb 2019(Online))
Holly Scholles, MA, CPM, LDM, is the founder and president of Birthingway College of Midwifery, and a homebirth midwife with 40 years of experience.In this dynamic class, 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 class 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, and the opportunity to participate in an online discussion regarding the real-world application of these concepts or to clarify questions. If you still think decelerations in second stage are caused by head compression, this class is for you!
Available online 24/7 at: hive.thinkific.com/courses/fetal-assessment-in-labor

VBAC: BRIDGING PHYSICIANS AND MIDWIVES (exp. Feb 2019)
We are excited to offer a VBAC workshop this winter on January 29th and 30th, 2019 in Kona, Hawaii. As a VBAC advocate, Dr. Wayman will join us to share her knowledge on VBAC, collaboration, and Obstetrics. For more information contact: admin@gomidwife.com Approved CEUs: The workshop has been approved for eight (8.0) hours, the equivalent of 0.8 CEUs. This workshop is open to students, nurses, doctors, midwives and birth workers. For more information go to gomidwife.com/reteach-the-breech/.