Calendar of CEU Offerings
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.
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.
UNDISTURBED BIRTH: THE HORMONAL PHYSIOLOGY OF CHILDBEARING (exp. June 2021)
Dr. Buckley will be speaking on the following:
• Four important hormone systems of physiological birth and their benefits for mothers/babies
• The hormonal impacts of common maternity-care interventions and how to fill in the “hormonal gaps” for mothers/babies, when needed
• How hormonal physiology supports healthy postpartum transitions for mother and baby
• The process and importance of the newborn placental transfusion
• How to put this into practice for women in your care
Approved for 0.55 (5.5 hours) MEAC approved CEUs Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Website: https://www.carolinabirthjunkies.com/dr-sarah-buckley
THEORY OF BIODYNAMIC RESUSCITATION OF THE NEWBORN (BRN) (exp. June 2021(Online))
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. This is not in place of NRP! Approved for 6 HOURS by MEAC and available instantly Website: https://www.hivece.com/courses/brn
INFANT MICROBIOME & EPIGENETICS: MICROBIRTH ONLINE COURSE (exp. June 2021(Online))
Learn from 11 world-leading professors about the importance of the infant microbiome. This interactive course is designed to help you feel 100% confident answering questions from parents on the latest evidence-based science. Covers conception, pregnancy, vaginal birth, C-section, breastfeeding and formula feeding. Evidence-based & easy-to-understand. Go-at-your-own-pace with no deadlines. Includes Certificate of Completion and full set of downloads. Approved for 9 HOURS by MEAC and 9 CONTACT HOURS by ACNM. Special offer price USD $80 or Website: https://microbirth.teachable.com
TWINS, BREECH, AND ECV MIDWIFERY WORKSHOP WITH WISE WOMEN EDUCATION (exp. June 2021)
All midwives will occasionally attend a surprise breech and twins birth, even if your state has outlawed midwives from attending these types of births. This full day workshop taught by Augustine Colebrook, CPM takes midwives and senior students on a journey through the midwifery management of breech & twin pregnancies and births, gentle External Breech Version (ECV), supporting the partners through the informed decision making process, mitigating personal liability, as well as learning the transport decision algorithm. This program has been approved for a total of eight (8) hours, the equivalent of 0.8 CEUs Email: email@example.com or Website: www.wisewomeneducation.com
STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING OUTCOMES AND ACHIEVING GOALS: INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED LACTATION TOPICS (exp. May 2021)
Fifteen sessions in two days (pertaining to breastfeeding issues/lactation management). The PURPOSE of this program is to provide a theoretical and practical basis for applying this evidence-based information in daily practice, decision-making, and counseling situations with families during the perinatal period so they can make informed decisions in the hospital and clinic settings. May 2-3, $220 both days in Portland, Maine. Approved by MEAC for 19 hours/ 1.9 CEU. Website: www.thebestconnect.net
BEAUTIFUL MIDWIFERY CONFEREENCE (exp. April 2021)
The Beautiful Midwifery Conference is a weekend of educational enrichment and skills development for midwives, doulas, nurses, and maternal health activists. Join us for dynamic sessions, entertainment, and a chance to fellowship with other professionals who share the burden to improve the health of mothers, babies, and their families. We are pleased to offer 1.6 CEUs to attendees. Please contact via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Website: http://www.mynovabirth.com/beautiful2019 or Call 615.669.6399
“MIDWIVES RESPONDING TO DISASTERS: PROTECTING SURVIVAL IN WORST-CASE SCENARIO” (exp. April 2021)
This course, Midwives Responding to Disasters: Protecting Survival in Worst-Case Scenarios, will explain the role of the midwife in a disaster response, and give invaluable training in understanding the elements of a disaster, the appropriate preparation for and initiation of a disaster response targeting pregnant and lactating women, and how to create a safe birthing area when health care systems are down. Includes discussion of working under conditions of great deprivation while providing maternity care in the absence of functioning hospitals. This program has been approved for a total of eight (8) hours, the equivalent of 0.8 CEUs Please contact Jamie Dellesky at Email: Seminars@mercyinaction.com or Website: https://www.mercyinaction.com/online-midwives-responding-to-disasters
REMAINING “IN THE GROOVE” WITH REGULAR PRACTICE! AN INTEGRATIVE RESUSCITATION OF THE NEWBORN PREACTICE/REFERSHER (exp. April 2021)
Join us as we team up to refresh our NRP skills. We will have hands-on practice and a virtual visit with Karen Strange, CPM, AAP/NRP. this is NOT an NRP certification course. Approved by MEAC for 2 hours/ 0.2 CEU. www.carolinabirthjunkies.com or Email: email@example.com
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 for Registration: click here
PLACENTA EXAMINATION (exp. March 2021)
On March 13 we’ll explore the uniqueness of this amazing organ through hands on activities including under a microscope. Participants will be able to: Describe the structure and formation of the placenta and fetal membranes, identify abnormalities, analyze disease or developmental processes which affect the placenta, perform a thorough exam of the placenta and appropriately document the examination. Approved CEUs: This program has been approved for a total of four (4) hours, the equivalent of 0.4 CEUs Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Website: carolinabirthjunkies.com
GOLD CONFERENCES INTERNATIONAL 2019 (exp. Feb 2021(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: email@example.com or goldmidwifery.com
RESOLVING SHOULDER DYSTOCIA (exp. Feb 2021(Online))
Interested students can go to the www.SpinningBabies.com to
1. Purchase the CEU option, Purchase
2. Download their posttest download posttest-download
3. Gail Tully will email you a certificate. vimeo.com/ondemand
VBAC: BRIDGING PHYSICIANS AND MIDWIVES (exp. Feb 2021)
We are excited to offer a VBAC workshop! As a VBAC advocate, Dr. Wayman will join us to share her knowledge on VBAC, collaboration, and Obstetrics. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 commonsensechildbirth.org
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.email@example.com
ADVANCED PRACTICE MIDWIFERY WORKSHOP (exp. Sept 2020)
Advanced midwifery skill is necessary for today’s independent out-of-hospital midwife. Midwive’s statistics are being tracked, home and birth center births are on the rise and safe outcomes are everyone’s priority. It is a delicate balance to know when to utilize all your midwifery skill to get a baby born AND when to effect transport quickly. With hands-on skills training and an opportunity to explore case studies, you will come away with an extensive new skills set. 1.6 CEUs www.wisewomeneducation.com/advanced-clinical-skills.html or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Website: breechworkshop.com or Workshop Registration
MIDWIFERY MANAGEMENT OF NEONATAL RESUSCITATION (exp. July 2020)
For more information on classes, please contact Karen Strange at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 facebook or call 919-345-6881
NAVIGATING ETHICAL STUDENT/PRECEPTOR/CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS, (exp. Nov 2019 (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. MEAC Approved for 0.4 CEUs Website: http://www.mercyinaction.com/online-student-preceptor-client-relationships or Contact Jamie Dellesky Seminars@mercyinaction.com
GLOBAL MIDWIFERY SKILLS , (exp. Nov 2019 (Online))
This course will focus on meeting global goals and initiatives toward reducing child mortality and reducing maternal mortality in low-income countries or under-developed areas through advanced skills, new use of technology and current best practices for the 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. MEAC Approved for 0.8 CEUs Website: https://www.mercyinaction.com/online-global-midwifery-skills or Contact Jamie Dellesky Seminars@mercyinaction.com
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 equitymidwifery.org
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. Website: http://www.hivece.com/courses/labor-after-cesarean
“COMPETENCY & RESPECT IN THE PROVISION OF MATERNITY CARE” (exp. Sept 2019(Online))
This course, Cultural Competency and Respect in the Provision of Maternity Care, meets the new requirement of NARM for all CPMs and CPM applicants to take a course on Cultural Competency. It can better be called training in cultural sensitivity, cultural respect, and cultural humility.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. This program has been approved for a total of eight (4) hours, the equivalent of 0.4 CEUs Please contact Jamie Dellesky at Email: Seminars@mercyinaction.com or Website: https://www.mercyinaction.com/online-cultural-competency
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THE BIRTH KIT (exp. Aug 2019(Online))
This .6-CEU e-Course, Essential Oils for the Birth Kit, is a comprehensive, evidence-based, and un-commercialized five-hour e-course exploreing 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, www.dailynectaressentials.com or Email: email@example.com or call 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. Find out more at: www.hivece.com/courses/pulse-oximetry
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, spinningbabies.com