Continuing Education

Education, Trainings, and Webinars

CNMA Abortion Workshop

Save the date! CNMA will be offering an abortion workshop the day BEFORE the annual meeting on Saturday, November 5, 2022. More information coming soon!

CNMA Annual Meeting 

This year’s annual meeting will be held at the iconic Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo on Sunday, November 6, 2022, 7:30 am - 5:30pm. Both in person and virtual options available. 

Current topics include Advanced Practice Nurses in Abortion Care, Environmental influences on the developing fetus, Outpatient Induction, and Maneuvers for Vaginal Breech delivery. 

  • 8 CEs provided

  • Breakfast and Lunch provided

  • Evening dance party!

  • Vaccinated hugs!

Come join us, vaccinated and masked, for a day of camaraderie, learning, and being together

in solidarity as we learn, network and grow as providers. Visit cnma.org/2022 for registration and more information about the meeting. And…Print and post the Annual Meeting Flier HERE

Respectful Maternity Care Research Study

Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) is a critical element needed to improve the quality of care and reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. AWHONN’s Respectful Maternity Care Program, developed by a team of expert nurse scientists and clinicians, is designed to provide health care professionals in maternity settings with the tools necessary to integrate respectful maternity care into their area of work or influence. We are seeking 10-12 obstetric clinical sites across the country to collaborate with AWHONN on a study including the adoption of the Respectful Maternity Program to measure nurse and patient perceptions of change. Please join us on August 2 at 11 AM PST for an informational session presented by Catherine M. Hill, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC. No nursing contact hours are available for this informational webinar. The webinar will be recorded for those unable to attend. 

Medi-Cal for Midwives, with Tesa Kurin, LM

This weekly series will cover everything you need to know to get started as a Medi-Cal professional: The application process, business requirements, documentation, and more. You will get step by step guides to filling out billing forms for professional services and facility claims, including access to the billing code list most commonly used in Midwifery care and how to bill transfers. You’ll gain  access to templates for LOAs, referrals, letters for clients and more. I'm going to share with you all my "learned the hard way" lessons and how I run my clinic model. I will share how my practice is doing financially with this payment method, what I would do again and what I would change. Need your billing back end set up? We have the perfect solution for you. In less than 24 hours we can set up your back up billing on client care. You will be able to create claims in less than 5 minutes, saving time and money. Every week we will end with a 30 min Q & A session. Every registered practice will receive a 1-hour complimentary private session to discuss your practice needs, concerns, and struggles. Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 PST, August 3, 2022 - August 31, 2022. Register here.

Take Ten Steps Up for Breastfeeding

On August 3, 2022 from 8:00 - 9:30 AM, please join the Global Breastfeeding Collective at a webinar about the Ten Steps to Breastfeeding to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. At the event, you will learn about tools and resources to help adopt baby-friendly, evidence-based practices to support breastfeeding in health systems, and be inspired by stories about the Ten Steps in action. Register here.

Enhanced Lactation Support for Small and Nutritionally At-Risk Infants

Immediately following Take Ten Steps Up for Breastfeeding, the MAMI Global Network (Management of small & nutritionally At-risk Infants under six months & their Mothers), and the Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE) Core Group will share two more steps you can take to save lives: Enhanced Lactation Support for Small and Nutritionally At Risk infants <6mo: Learn more about the MAMI Care Pathway and 10 Years of Progress: Protecting the Diets of Infants and Young Children in Emergencies. August 3, 2022, 9:30-10:00 AM PST. Register here.

The Time is Now: Ensuring Reproductive Health Access, Justice and Equity Beyond Roe v. Wade

Please join the Los Angeles County Women’s Health Equity Coalition for our summer webinar on sexual and reproductive health, including abortion. The Supreme Court of the United States has reversed 50 years of legal precedent and eliminated the Constitutional right to abortion care. Overnight, millions of people in states hostile to reproductive health services lost access to abortion care and California could see an almost 3,000% increase in people driving to our state to access abortion services. Given that Los Angeles County is a major metropolitan transportation hub, it is highly anticipated that people from across the country will come to Los Angeles to obtain the abortion care and other reproductive health services they will not be able to access in their home states or counties. The time is NOW. We must prepare and ensure that reproductive health care and abortion services in Los Angeles County becomes equitably accessible for all. Register today! Who Should Attend: Reproductive health stakeholders, funders, community-based organizations, advocates, legislative staff, health care providers and other health professionals, and community health workers. Aug 4, 2022 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Register here

Black Women For Wellness Reproductive Justice Conference

Join us from August 5th- August 19th virtually for Black Reproductive Justice Month. There will be a series of workshops, conversations, panels, and in-person events as we explore ways to broaden best practices addressing maternal health, environmental justice, public policy, and reproductive health in the Black community. This year due to a generous sponsorship donation we are able to host the conference for free and all attendees can receive up to 15 CHES credits. Learn more and register here

The 'Perfect' Baby?: The Dangers of Gene Editing in Assisted Reproduction

Gene editing technology like CRISPR may have potential to treat diseases, but does editing future generations go too far? Join renowned bioethicist Françoise Baylis, reproductive justice activist Nourbese Flint, and disability rights scholar and activist Karen Nakamura on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 from 10am to 11am PT for a conversation about the societal and ethical implications of human gene editing in the context of assisted reproductive technology. This free, online discussion will be moderated by Osagie Obasogie, professor of law and bioethics at UC Berkeley. You'll also hear from Meghna Mukherjee and Nairi Shirinian, the authors of the recently published report, "Engineering for Perfection: The False Promises of Gene Editing in Assisted Reproduction". Register here.

Intrapartum Guidelines for Nurse-Midwives

Intrapartum clinical practice guidelines for midwives can improve the quality of care and patient outcomes. Such improvements, however, often relate to the level of rigor in guideline development, to assure quality and utilize the most recent and best evidence. This presentation will explore the process of appraising guidelines and guideline development. At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: state the importance of clinical guidelines, understand the process of appraising guidelines, and know how to develop a guideline. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 4-5 PM PST. 1 CE. $14.99 (Students), $24.99 (Members), $29.99 (Student Non-Members), $49.99 (Non-Members). Learn More. Register Here

Pelvic Health Physical Therapy in Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum

What is pelvic health physical therapy and how can it help my patients? Pelvic health physical therapy can be beneficial for those patients who have diagnosed dysfunction of the pelvis, but it can also be helpful for individuals without dysfunction or pain, trying to stay active and be informed about their bodies. At the end of this presentation, attendees will have a further understanding of pelvic health physical therapy and the common treatments and benefits for patients; preconception, during pregnancy, and postpartum. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to: describe what pelvic health physical therapy is and why it is important to see a specialist instead of just taking care of it on your own; screen a patient for pelvic floor dysfunction, so that they understand one component of determining when a patient is appropriate for pelvic health physical therapy; describe how pelvic health physical therapy can benefit patients pre-conception, during pregnancy, and postpartum; and understand what a treatment plan looks like for pelvic health physical therapy. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 4-5 PM PST.  1 CE. $14.99 (Students), $24.99 (Members), $29.99 (Student Non-Members), $49.99 (Non-Members). Learn more. Register here.

Sexuality: Creating A Safe Space for our Patients

Patients who have a history of ongoing pelvic pain, dyspareunia, vaginismus, or have experienced some degree of sexual trauma are often disassociated from their bodies. They come into appointments often emotionally afraid, physically guarded and potentially resistant to internal exams. This webinar will explore ways to decrease patient anxiety and provide ways midwives can help patients be present in their bodies. It will also give participants some tools in helping patients navigate sexual challenges in general. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to: understand the psychosocial profile of a sexual trauma survivor, demonstrate the essential components in creating a "climate of safety" before an internal exam, outline the five stages of emotions and how to work with flashbacks and disassociation, list ways to help sexual trauma survivors be fully present and embodied during an exam, describe common sexual challenges patients experience and ways of navigating these challenges, relate how our own comfort level with the topic of sexuality can impact our effectiveness and ability to create safety for the patient, and explore ways midwives can refresh and re-energize themselves after working with patients with a history of sexual trauma. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 4-5 PM PST.  1 CE. $14.99 (Students), $24.99 (Members), $29.99 (Student Non-Members), $49.99 (Non-Members). Learn more. Register here

68th ACNM Annual Meeting and Exhibition Call for Abstracts

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Annual Meeting & Exhibition is the premier opportunity for midwives, students, and other women’s health care providers to polish professional and clinical skills. Submissions for general abstracts are now open! Abstracts are invited that demonstrate a link to the theme “Reimagine and Rebuild – Midwifery Insights for the Future of Healthcare.” We welcome submissions that describe innovative approaches to clinical, professional, business, leadership, and education issues in midwifery. Apply by September 7.

Maternal Mental Health Web-Based Certificate Training

Together with Postpartum Support International, 2020 Mom has developed a Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training for Mental Health and Clinical Professionals. Classes kick off on September 12th. Clinicians are invited to this online MMH training course, which includes eight live sessions, small group discussions, supplemental reading materials, 16 continuing education credits (where applicable), and a certificate of completion. All classes are live from 10am-12pm PT, on Mondays. All presentations are recorded and available to registered participants.

Learn more and register.

2022 AABC Birth Institute

Join us in San Diego, California for the 2022 AABC Birth Institute: Birth Centers Rising on the Tides of Change, September 15-18, 2022. The AABC Birth Institute is the gathering place for freestanding birth centers, alongside midwifery units, midwives, doulas, physicians, entrepreneurs, and all others dedicated to expanding equitable, evidence-based care in all communities. This year’s keynote speakers include Kayden X Coleman (AKA Papa Seahorse), Jennie Joseph, LM, CPM, RM (UK), Dr. Heather Clarke DNP, CNM, APRN, LM, FACNM, and  Diana Jolles, PhD CNM, FACNM. This year the AABC Birth Institute offers even more opportunities for networking. This is an opportunity to meet with your peers and discuss important issues you're facing. This year the focus of the meeting is staffing and retention of providers, clinical and non-clinical staff. Learn more here.

ACNM Midwifery Works! Call for Abstracts

ACNM invites you to submit an abstract for Midwifery Works! The Midwifery Works! Meeting will be held at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Henderson, NV, October 6-9, 2022. Midwifery Works! is a major professional development conference produced by ACNM and designed by the Midwifery Business Network. This highly affordable conference is focused on helping midwives acquire and enhance their management skills. This meeting inspires Midwifery professionals to dive deeper into the skills you need for a successful and impactful midwifery career. Click here to submit your session abstract!

7th Edition of the TEACH Abortion Training Curriculum

The 7th Edition of the TEACH Abortion Training Curriculum is now available for free or donation on the TEACH website. This curriculum is the result of the collective work of many people. We are deeply grateful for every contribution. Every individual that shared their comments and critiques shaped and transformed this curriculum into the version we present to you today. In this Edition, we have focused on:

  • Integrating reproductive justice principles throughout the chapters and exercises

  • Exercises and tools to guide trainers and learners on self-reflection of their identities and how these many impact the learning climate, patient care, and clinical environment

  • Telemedicine MAB implementation, evidence, and processes

  • Self-managed abortion, particularly self-managed medication abortion

  • Updates on pain management for people who use opioids

  • Updates on pregnancy of unknown location

  • Updates on new contraception options

  • Policy and legal considerations for a changing landscape

Comprehensive Newborn Care Guide for Midwives

The Comprehensive Newborn Assessment Course for Midwives will walk you through the physical examination from head to toe. You’ll learn how much we can discover just by looking at a baby. We will talk about common client educational topics and routine newborn screenings, as well as the business side of newborn care like policies, billing, and consents.With lifetime access to over 20 hours of content and resources, whether you are a newer midwife or well seasoned in your services, this course is the perfect educational opportunity for you to keep newborn babies healthy in the days and weeks after they are born! Register here.

COVID Care Tips for Midwives

This course contains over 5hrs of videos, content, policies, guidelines, and resources to care for mothers and babies in your midwifery practice. We have two amazing instructors that joined forces to make this course available to everyone: Rhanishia Smith, FNP & Dr. Jill Chasse, PhD, DrPH, IMD, MSpsy, CCTS-P. Register here.

AWHONN Respectful Maternity Care: 

Free for members, the new Respectful Maternity Care Framework and Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline, is a first-of-its kind resource on respectful nursing care from AWHONN. Respectful maternity care is a critical element needed to improve the quality of care and reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. New resources and a complete toolkit are available now!

Trauma-Informed Care: 

AABC has partnered with the Center for Prenatal and Perinatal Programs to offer members a valuable new benefit - FREE lifetime access to two of their online courses on trauma-informed care. The Center for Prenatal and Perinatal Programs specializes in creating educational programs about healing our earliest traumas, especially for mothers and babies.

The Midwife as Surgical First Assistant

This workshop’s focus is on applying current evidence so midwives can participate and provide continuity of care for clients during a cesarean section. In this course, you will learn core knowledge and skills needed to perform as the surgical first assistant for cesarean, at a novice level. This course is designed specifically for midwives and addresses promotion of vaginal birth, shared decision-making and informed consent, and functioning as an active member of the perioperative team. Following the workshop, each participant is responsible to set up mentored experience at their clinical setting to gain competency in the skills needed to function efficiently, effectively, and with greater confidence as a member of the perioperative maternity care team. ACNM Members $699.00  |  Non-Member  $899.00 |  Student  $399.00 |  Student Non-Member $599.00. Dates available June through December 2022. Learn more and register.

Live Webinars: Overactive Bladder – Novel Therapeutics:

Join ACNM on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 4 PM PST for a live webinar on Overactive Bladder, with Dr. Cheryl Iglesia and Alyssa Brown, FNP-C. The webinar will cover the impact of anticholinergic use on cognitive function, the role of newer beta 3 agonists, optimal management of bladder botox injections, and the newest neuromodulation technologies from MRI compatible sacral stimulators to implantable posterior tibial nerve devices. Register $14.99 (Students) | $24.99 (Members) | $29.99 (Student Non-Members) | $49.99 (Non-Members)

 

Live Webinars: Finding your Path in a Global Career

Join ACNM on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 4 PM PST for a live webinar on Finding your Path in a Global Career, with Sadaf Chaudhry, Jennifer Stevens, and Cris Alonso. Finding your path in a global career, will be your unique guide to your own “unique” path into one of the most rewarding careers in life. Curious about developing a career in Global Health? In this webinar you will hear from three leaders in Global Health who have impacted international, regional and national health. Emerging from three different career paths, academic training and types of jobs you will be inspired on beginning or expanding your path to improving the health of all worldwide. Register $14.99 (Students) | $24.99 (Members) | $29.99 (Student Non-Members) | $49.99 (Non-Members)

Live Webinars: Midwives and Liability: Experience, support, and risk reducing tools.

Join ACNM on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 4 PM PST for a live webinar on Midwives and Liability with Katie Page. Midwives are likely to experience adverse client outcomes that sometimes will result in disciplinary action against their license or litigation. Awareness and understanding about the incidence and outcomes of litigation involving midwives is limited. In 2018, the ACNM Professional Liability Committee conducted the third national survey on midwives and liability. This presentation presents the results of the survey, now published in JMWH, and includes discussion on support strategies for midwives who experience adverse events or disciplinary action, or who are involved in litigation, and secondary trauma which may follow. Register $14.99 (Students) | $24.99 (Members) | $29.99 (Student Non-Members) | $49.99 (Non-Members)

Maternal Mental Health Forum: Registration is now open for 2020 MOM’s 12th annual Maternal Mental Health FORUM -where change agents convene, collaborate, and take in cutting-edge content. Get your early bird ticket for just $45. Learn More. March 23-25, 2022.

 

67th ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition: The midwifery community will reunite for the 67th ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition, May 22 – 26, 2022, at the Hilton Chicago where attendees will engage with world-class content in clinical, business, leadership, and education issues in midwifery. In this hybrid event, ACNM will provide a safe environment in Chicago along with an interactive virtual experience. Learn more and register here.

Healthcare Burnout Symposium 

During this presentation participants will learn about models, concepts, and competencies that help clinical and non-clinical leaders assess organizational needs, achieve alignment and lead through the changes necessary to meaningfully move the needle from healthcare burnout to well-being. will be a speaker at the 2022 Healthcare Burnout Symposium in San Francisco, January 22 - 24, 2022!  Laura Bennett is a former Navy nurse-midwife who retired from clinical practice when she retired from the Navy to be a midwife to a broader population. She began developing burnout interventions while still on active duty in addition to well-being/resiliency programming for an intensive outpatient mental health program. Learn more and register here.

CNMA Supports the Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth e-Training

It’s a startling fact that, in 2021, Black birthing women are four to six times as likely to die from pregnancy and birth-related causes as other racial and ethnic groups. To help perinatal providers learn more about the implicit biases that are among the key causes of this disparity, CNMA supports using the Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth e-training course. This one-hour, no-cost course – funded by the California Health Care Foundation – also meets the requirements of Senate Bill 464, which mandates that all perinatal providers in California take an evidence-based implicit bias training. Register for the course and learn more here.

Othering & Belonging Institute Summer Fellowship

The Othering & Belonging Institute Summer Fellowship is a paid research experience for individuals seeking to develop their research skills by engaging with the Institute’s multidisciplinary research, analysis, policy, and strategic narrative work. The purpose of the fellowship is to build the capacity and network of the next generation of researchers and community leaders who are committed to social and racial justice by providing mentorship and hands-on experience with social science research. Learn more and apply by January 14, 2022.

Gold Midwifery Online Conference

The GOLD Midwifery Online Conference will take place February 1 - March 31, 2022. GOLD Midwifery 2022 offers 16.5 Hours of continuing education. MEAC Midwifery CEUs (0.1 Equivalent to 1 NARM CEU), ACNM CEUs, ACM CPD Recognized Hours, and CERPs are applied for. Register here.

2020 Mom/PSI

Registration is open for the 2020 Mom/PSI 8 class bi-weekly course in maternal mental health, starting Monday, February 28, 2022. Classes are two hours and prepare clinicians for the PSI board test for the new specialty designation in Perinatal Mental Health. Scholarships are limited to United States applicants only. Read more here.