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!
An online workshop with Kristin Kali, LM CPM.Kristin Kali is a national and international speaker on LGBTQ cultural sensitivity and gender inclusion in midwifery care. This 6-hour course is an in-depth version of presentations she’s given at conferences for the Canadian Association of Midwives, Midwives’ Alliance of North America and many others.Go beyond the basics to fully explore the diverse nature of LGBTQ family structures, the experiences of nongestational parents, gender inclusive language, and the interplay between sexual identity, gender identity, pregnancy and birth. Get the knowledge and confidence you need to create a welcoming and affirming practice for LGBTQ families! https://www.facebook.com/events/1110193065724416/
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.
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THE BIRTH KIT
On-demand online class. This .5-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,
GLOBAL MIDWIFERY SKILLS
Extremely practical and entertaining 8 contact hours, divided into Newborn Survival and Maternal Survival: Updated Best Practice. By looking at the current issues and the evidence-based best practices, we can easily teach the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to save lives and improve health of both mothers and babies. Once you complete the course, you will immediately receive a certificate for your CEUs
CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND RESPECTFUL MATERNITY CARE
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
RESOLVING SHOULDER DYSTOCIA Online Video Class
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.
NAVIGATING ETHICAL STUDENT/PRECEPTOR/CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS
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:
FETAL ASSESSMENT IN LABOR WITH HOLLY SCHOLLES, MA, CPM, LDM
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!