Category Archive: Blog

  1. MEAC has released new standards for accreditation!

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    MEAC is excited to announce our new Standards for Accreditation! We look forward to working with our schools and volunteers under these new standards. In support of that, we will be releasing additional materials through mid 2021 that will help explain MEAC’s standards and how they will be evaluated. Thank you to all who participated in, and contributed to, this standards revision process. Your support has helped strengthen the future of midwifery education!

    You can find more information about the standards revision process and implementation plan here: 2020 Standards Release and Implementation Letter

    Key dates:

    • January 1, 2021 new standards take effect
    • August 30, 2021 compliance planning is due
    • July 25, 2022 currently accredited schools must be in compliance with new standards

    The new standards can be found here: Section B 2020 Standards for Accreditation- Revised 2020

  2. COVID INFORMATION RESOURCES

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    Covid 19 Information and Resources for Schools and Schools Personnel 
    – from the United States Department of Education

    ICM Statements on CORONA Virus and Pregnancy
    – from the International Confederation of Midwives

    Monitoring COVID 19
    – from the American College of Nurse-Midwives

    Tele-medicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet
    – from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    Practice Advisory: Novel Coronavirus 2019
    – from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    – Considerations for maternity care workers in providing care to pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Pregnancy: What Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialists Need to Know
    – from the Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine
    – Communications to obstetric care providers on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how best to advise pregnant women. Information that will be continually updated on their website.

    Doulas and COVID-19
    – from DONA International
    – A toolkit for doulas on how to continue to support clients and stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Interim Considerations for Infection Prevention and Control of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Inpatient Obstetric Healthcare Settings
    – from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    – Infection and prevention control considerations for healthcare facilities providing obstetric care to pregnant patients, with either confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

    Coronavirus Resource Center 
    – Up-to-date information from Johns Hopkins University experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness on the international response to COVID-19.

    World Health Organization
    – Global updates and information from the leading United Nations agency on international health about the COVD-19 pandemic, including advice for the public, mythbusters, and daily situation reports.

    Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet – Expansion of Telehealth with 1135 Waver  
    – Expansion of Telehealth with 1135 Waver

    COVID-19 and Doula Support: How to Respond to Changing Hospital Policies