Oct. 16, 2012 - The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) has developed a set of Model Curriculum Outlines for Professional Midwifery Education.
by Carol Leonard
A trade paperback, 368 pages, $15.00
Bad Beaver Publishing, Hopkinton, NH
To order ~ go to www.badbeaverfarm.com
I have just finished reading this book...literally. It arrived
Wednesday and I finished just moments ago. I am at my computer as
I sent Carol a letter of gratitude for her book. My eyes are still
wet with tears from the ending.
I am obviously a new midwife, as well as NH midwife who has known Carol for the last 3 years. She is our lobbyist here in NH, and as the secretary of our Midwives association I have watched her in legislative mode, and at meetings, and have always respected her ability and sassy intelligence...BUT...this book has really brought me something precious. If you are feeling down, or disappointed in the system, or even just need an over all shot in the arm, I recommend a good strong dose of Carol's book. She writes from the heart, and her personality comes through in a way that makes one feel the privilege of serving women, and the joy there is in really truly following your heart, your art, and your calling...I have not read a book like this ever, and anyone who knows me knows I have every book there is on childbirth and midwifery...I am a self admitting bookaholic...this is one I will reach for when my heart gets weary or numb from the intensity of what we as Midwives call our work...do yourself a favor and get a copy of this book...and if you have a sister midwife you know could use a boost, get her a copy too. I also recommend that any and all student or apprentice midwives who are needing a clear picture of what it takes makes time to read this one...it clearly shows what it takes...and what it means to be a midwife.
A great read!
Training - Bay Area supplemental midwifery training with
hands-on training included. They meet in San Francisco; run
by Juli Tilsner LM, CPM.
The Ups, Downs, and Interlinkages of Nurse- and Direct-Entry Midwifery: Status, Practice, and Education by Robbie E. Davis-Floyd
In this article and the one that follows, I seek to provide an
anthropological overview of both the upside and the downside of
recent transformations in the status, education, and practice of
nurse- and direct-entry midwives.
into Midwifery - a meta-page from socalbirth.com
meta-page on education, with a nice overview, from midwifeinfo.com
Another meta-page on education, from The Midwifery Link.
[web page - www.themidwife.org /educa.html - temporarily
MEAC - The Midwifery
Education Accreditation Council’s mission is to promote quality
education in midwifery through accreditation.
Masters in Midwifery
available by e-learning from the University of Dundee, Scotland
- MSc Advanced Practice (Midwifery)
The National College
of Midwifery - "Earn a Degree in Direct-Entry Midwifery
through our school without walls!". The also run the Mexico
Immersion Program, a two-month community-midwifery program.
apply and entry requirements - midwifery courses - from the
Florence Nightingale School of
Nursing and Midwifery in the UK seems to have a fabulous
program for both initial qualification and followup
Secret Midwives Business (SMB) - "We offer
the best midwifery focussed experience, together with the backup
of specialists." In Kalgoorlie-Boulder in Western Australia
"Our center delivers approximately 100-125 babies/month.
Interns and students are incorporated into the birth room
immediately and are allowed to catch and deliver babies as soon as
they complete a short orientation. The number of births an
intern can receive varies greatly depending on how many births
occur on a given shift. Interns generally delivery anywhere
from 2-10 babies/week. We do all we can to give them the
experience they are looking for." ~Krystina M McNeil, School
Robin Lim runs Bumi
Sehat birth center in Bali - she's
honored as a CNN Hero. Since 2003, Robin Lim and her team in
Indonesia have helped thousands of poor women have a healthy
birthing experience. Becoming pregnant makes a woman 300
times more likely to die than if she were not pregnant. They
have an Internship
of Traditional Midwifery (ISTM) has a distance learning
program for women around the world who can study independently to
learn the academic material required of direct-entry midwives.
Welcome to the Institute
Midwifery Careers! On these pages you will find
information about our innovative, on-line course designed to get
your started in your career as a birth assistant or apprentice
midwife. Many women long to become a midwife, but may be held back
by lack of finances, family commitments, or geographical
location. Now you can complete the training you need to work
as a birth assistant or obtain a midwifery apprenticeship.
The coursework is accessible by computer from the comfort of your
own home, and is affordably priced at $99.00 per 10-module
course. All courses are mentored by practicing midwives, who
are available to help you with the learning process, share birth
experiences, and assist you in finding hands-on experiences. All
courses are designed so you can work at your own pace.
Virginia School of
International School of Midwifery - A Christian
Mission-Based School For Direct Entry Midwife Students
The Russian Birth
Project is an intensive midwifery internship in a maternity
hospital in St. Petersburg, Russia, offered every summer.
The program has been ongoing since 1992. Its emphasis is on
direct entry training with specific emphasis on the homeopathic
philosophy of health.
School is a three-year direct-entry midwifery education
program, which is located in southwestern Maine. The school was
founded in 1994 and has been accredited by the Midwifery Education
Accreditation Council (MEAC.org) since 1999. Our students are
eligible to apply for Federal Student Aid (Stafford Loans and Pell
Grants). English-speaking foreign students are welcome to apply.
School of Classical Midwifery
AAMI - Ancient Art Midwifery Institute
Lilah Monger is a co-ordinator for the AAMI Reading Rooms:
reading room is also similar in format but intended for
birth professionals and students.
Hands-On Workshops -
Center for Midwifery Education - One-week or one-year programs in
Gail Hart offers midwifery
and seminars in Portland.
Midwives Cultural Exchange -
Roots Midwifery in Jamaica - Christina DiEno at the Florida School of
Traditional Midwifery created this program. [Link not
New One-Year Florida Program for Out-of-State midwifery Students - the International School of Midwifery founded by Shari Daniels, LM, CPM, 305-866-1446, ISOM@4midwife.com.
Experience in Jamaica
Contact Shari Daniels, 7115 Rue Notre Dame, Miami Beach, Fl. 33141, 305-866-1446, email@example.com
Direct Entry Midwifery Training from The Midwifery Link,
including a page on SHORT TERM MIDWIFERY INTERNSHIP
OPPORTUNITIES [web page - http://themidwife.org/
educationinfo.html, - temporarily unavailable.]
Midwifery is also offering a lot of classes, especially now
that Linda Arnold from Casa de Nacimiento has returned to the
page about Midwifery Education from the ACNM site.
A Career in
Nurse-Midwifery from the Washington State Web Site -
American College of Nurse Midwives, maintained by Pat
Sonnenstuhl, ARNP,CNM, RH
Want to know more about midwifery?
Birth & Midwifery in Canada has an education section.
Information from the Thames
Midwives collection of links about midwifery in Canada
Schools by State
of Traditional Midwifery and Herbology [Old
The Center for the
Childbearing Year in Ann Arbor, Michigan offers various
birth-related courses. Executive Director - Patty Brennan
LM - How to become a Licensed Midwife in the State of
California from The
California Association of Midwives (CAM)
Elizabeth Davis is a long-time midwifery educator and activist, involved in the following:
Heart & Hands Midwifery Intensives are available in person in the San Francisco Bay Area or by correspondence for distance students.
The National Midwifery Institute, Inc., is a distance program dedicated to the preservation of community-based midwifery training and education. Unfortunately, I have heard unhappy things about this school, including a low rate of successful graduation and licensure and great difficulty in finding a preceptor in your area who can provide opportunities actually to catch babies. Also, her opposition to the Medical Board's approval of regulations in Jan., 2005, alienated a number of Licensed Midwives, who are no longer willing to be affiliated with this school.
Her books are also
I think this school has morphed into The Wholistic Birth Resource
Center of Southern California
Holistic Midwifery School of Southern California
Three month clinical experience - you live on site and will get roughly 30 "catches" in that time. Cost about $3000
The Center for Professional Midwifery Education
1517 East Missouri
El Paso Texas 79902
A "CNEP" style program for the preparation of direct entry midwives. You pursue the academic semesters from home, a preclinical semester in El Paso and then a clinical placement either at a birth center or with a credentialed birth attendant (MD, CNM, LDEM, etc.)
University of Texas at El Paso
a fair to middling CNM program for persons with BSN degrees leading to a MSN. Clinical site: Thomason Hospital - students compete for births with Medical students. Good emphasis on border health in the STD capital of the USA.
Maternidad de la Luz
El Paso Tx 79902
6 month clinical experience - live off campus (rents are about
$400/mo for a 1 bdrm apt.). Average births reported are around 30
in 6 months including "double primaries" (two students claiming
the same birth for their statistics by both "catching"). MEAC
accredited. Some opportunities to extend in to a 3 year course.
Midwives of El Paso - For women of the border, where to give
birth is a matter of enormous consequence, and a birthing-center
industry has flourished as a result. by Alana Semuels [2/4/16]
EPA, in San Jose California, the nurse-midwifery program I
graduated from, is closing in June 1998. They have lost their
funding. EPA was unique in that it is community based (read I did
not have to move from (Phoenix to San Jose) it was the only CNM
program willing to allow me to continue my homebirth practice
while in CNM school, and also not to require me to go work for a
year as an L & D nurse prior to applying to CNM school, after
over 18 years of homebirth experience. They also were unique in
allowing me to test out of the ambulatory OB portion of the
program. Diane Barnes, former MANA president, as well as many
other women also graduated from this program. It is a set back for
DEM's that this program will no longer be available.
It is VERY sad to all of us. The EPA Midwifery Education Program is not accepting any more students. We will graduate the final class in September of this year (1998), so the program will be "open" through the graduation, but is not going to be starting any new classes. This is an important distinction as students cannot graduate from a program that does not exist.
It was a great run for a program that started in 1981 and has graduated many fine midwives. The faculty is mourning the loss and must also keep the momentum going for the finishing students. We appreciate all the support and especially the wonderful work of our students, graduates, and the preceptors who have worked with us.
At this time we do not know when or if a similar program will rise from the roots of this one. The decision was quite sudden and we are coping with all of the ramifications.
Thank you all for your support.
Catherine Carr, Program Director (on behalf of the midwifery
faculty; Alex Schott, Nancy Bardacke, Molly Wolfe)
Here's the phone #/address:
Email for Philadelphia College: Lisa Kenny: KennyL@philacol.edu
Email for SUNY: Peter Johnson:
The Farm offers
Advanced Midwifery Workshops and training programs for Midwife
Santa Barbara Graduate Institute
- Advanced degrees in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology &
Pure Midwifery ™ - a
French training program.
Midwives on Missions of
Service (MOMS) offers midwifery
internships in Sierra Leone for mature, experienced
Sister Angela Murdaugh, CNM, is actively recruiting volunteer nurses and midwives for brief fellowships at the Holy Family Birth Center in Southern Texas. Volunteers are given room and board and a monthly stipend with shared use of a car. The benefits are many, including clinical experience with ob/gyn clients, involvement in a communal lifestyle, full cultural exposure to Spanish speaking women and families, and the spiritual growth that accompanies the serving of the underserved. Holy Family is true midwifery at its finest.
Please pass the word...Sister Angela needs help and Holy Family
Birth Center needs help in order to continue in its mission. For
more info. see their website: www.holyfamilybirthcenter.com.
I don't know if these two are the same.
Midwives for Haiti
You can arrange a preceptroship at Better Birth near SLC, Utah; they accept students on both the active participant and primary tracks. They will take you for a week at a time.
There is another midwife near SLC who is starting a similar
program and she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Aman from Midwife to
Be does trips to the Dominican Republic...she is an approved
preceptor so she can sign off...but down there you can not get
signed off on primary births because they are actual hospitals.
Very nice animation of an upright birth - narration is in French.
Custom Medical Animations for Trial - They have a great animation of childbirth! although they've got it turned sideways!
The New Mexico Guidelines for Practice are available from Julia
Knight-Williamson at 505-266-5762.
Book for Midwives - a free, downloadable midwifery text from
- Clinical Procedures (from brooksidepress.org) - Nice basic
Skills has great video clips of Knot
Tying and good information about Instrument
Handling and general Suture
Hospital / Virtual Children's Hospital
ACRRM's Rural &
Remote Medical Education Online (RRMEO)
Students - If you are training to be a physician, nurse,
respiratory therapist, midwife or ambulance attendant -- anyone
whose professional responsibilities may include resuscitation
of newborn infants -- we hope you will find this site of
The Pregnancy Institute, Inc.,
a non-profit organization created to study normal pregnancies. It
is designed to promote the likelihood of healthier pregnancies
resulting in well monitored, full-term live births. Lots of
information about umbilical cords etc.
Dermatology Atlas - search for "newborn" or "pregnancy"
and here's a particularly helpful site about The Language of Dermatology - about different types of lesions, etc.
The Normal Flora of Humans is a helpful adjunctive site.
This web page is great for definitions of primary, secondary and vascular lesions.
is another very helpful dermatology site
UMass/Amherst School of Nursing has a web page of great
Taking from The Association of Reproductive Health
Embryo - This spiral represents the 23 stages occurring in
the first trimester of pregnancy and every two weeks of the second
and third trimesters.
ADULT HOMO SAPIENS - BLOOD (HAEMATOLOGY : PLASMA, BLOOD
CELLS, AND COAGULATION) AND LYMPH - this has a fabulous section on
and Rhesus factors
Neonatology on the Web
and Care of the Normal Neonate
Newborn: The Perinatal Period by Elisabet O. Orville
The Continuing Education subsection
has pointers to lots and lots of good online education - you can
usually read through the modules and learn without paying
anything; the charge is usually only if you want credit for it.
Basics of Birth for those who don't
know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies! - a lay person's guide
Birth for EMTs, with a focus on estimating blood loss.
from University of New South Wales
Essentials of IV Therapy, Module I: Peripheral IV Catheter Insertion, Care, and Maintenance and other Free Continuing Education Programs and Tutorials from New York Emergency Room RN
Similar resources were available from rphworld.com, sponsored by baxter.com
Orientation to Nursing Program
- Free access to a gamut of healthcare, medical and drug
information for consumers and healthcare providers in the Middle
Immune System Works
and Blue Shield of Minnesota have a very nice online medical
library, called Blueprint for Health. It contains a
section on diagnostic tests and medical procedures and a great
Counselling Skills - Birth Counselling Skills offers ongoing
certification courses for midwives, doulas, birth educators and
friends who wish to certify as a Birth Counsellor. Study at home
in your own time or attend a workshop in your area. For free
information, send us an email or call: 1-800-755-3377, twenty-four
hours a day. [This site was out of commission as of April, 2006;
let's hope it comes back!]
Integrated Medical Clinic
and Ayurveda School - www.dreddyclinic.com
Pregnancy and Ayurveda or Childbirth and Ayurveda - classes
taught by Deana Batdorff, founder of the Dhyana Center,
an ayurvedic practitioner, and clinical aromatherapist. She has
done extensive studies in estiology, nutrition, herbology, and
childbirth support. She had been working with birth for 15 years.
Postgraduate Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine
Placental Pathology Index
Resources in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - full texts
of the Body from the
AMA's web pages
Autopsy pages from Leicester University, including an
anatomy lesson in the Genitourinary
Can remember APGAR as Airway, Perfusion, Grimace, Appearance, Reflex.
APGAR was named for the developer of this system, Dr. Virginia Apgar.
The Pocket Dilation
Guide is a compact cervical dilation guide.
There is a MD in MN who publishes an excellent set of pocket cards. There are three different ones avail.: Obstetric Urgency/Emergency, Prenatal, and Newborn Guidelines. For example, on the Urgency/Emergency, he includes: Preeclampsia diagnosis/labs/Rx, 1st trim. bleeding, 2nd/3rd trim. bleeding, Placenta abruptio, ROM/PROM/SROM, Amniotic fluid embolism, malpresentations, Labor dystocia. Forceps/vacuum guidelines, Shoulder dystocia, Fetal distress, Amnioinfusion, chorioamnionitis/endometritis Rx and prophyl., PPH, Retained placenta, Uterine rupture, uterine prolapse, cord prolapse, PTL, and tocolysis sections.
I'd forgotten how much was on there until I started typing it.
The cards are $1.50 each (at least that is what my 1996 ones say) and are available at:
Mark Brancel, MD
2263 Commonwealth Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
Studying a section on immune sytem and antibody response,
wondering if anyone has any mnemonics for remembering the various
immunoglobulin types, etc. and what they mean. So far the best
we've come up with is : IGG, I Got it in Gradeschool; and IGM, I
Got it Monday
Natural Family Planning, In/Fertility
Marilyn Shannon's book, "Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition"
"Today's Herbal Health .. Third Edition...The Essential Reference Guide To Understanding Herbs Used For Medicinal Purposes" by Louise Tenney, M.H., "Herbs Of Choice, The Therapeutic Use Of Phytomedicinals" by Herbal Authority Varro Tyler, PhD, and "Back To Eden, The Classic Guide To Herbal Medicine, Natural Foods, And Home Remedies" by Jethro Kloss.
Spiritual Dowsing by Sig Lonegren.[copyright 1986, ISBN
Q-906362-06-7, distributed by New Leaf Distributing Co. Tel. (404)
691-6996, The Great Tradition Tel. (415) 492-9362, and Bookpeople
Tel (510) 632-4700]
There are a number of homeopathic self-care books which teach how
to prescribe homeopathic medicines for non-serious illness, such
as "Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines" by Stephen
Cummings and Dana Ullman, a good book to start learning about
homeopathy. Chronic and serious health problems should be treated
by a homeopathic doctor who has the knowledge and experience to
prescribe for these illnesses. Chronic health problems are
illnesses which have persisted for more than six months. These
require constitutional homeopathic treatment, which prescribes not
only on the basis of the disease symptoms, but the patient's
entire physical, emotional, and mental makeup. Serious diseases
also require attention from a doctor and "Everybody's Guide"
provides advice on when to see a doctor.
Rosegg-McCutcheon: Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way
Brewer: What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know
Metabolic Toxemia of Late Pregnancy
Bradley: Husband Coached Childbirth
Gilgoff: Home Birth
Hathaway: Children at Birth
Odent: Birth Reborn
The Nature of Birth and Breastfeeding
La Leche League: The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
Kitzinger: Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth
Episiotomy and the Second Stage of Labor
Birth at Home
Berezin: The Gentle Birth Book
Dick-Read: Childbirth Without Fear
Eisenstein: The Home Court Advantage
Watkins: Better Home Birth
Stewart: The Five Standards
Childbirth Activist's Handbook
Safe Alternatives in Childbirth
Mendelsohn: Confessions of a Medical Heretic
Dissent in Medicine
How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor
Male Practice: How Doctor's Manipulate Women
Arms: Immaculate Deception I & II
Cohen: Silent Knife
Kipley: Breastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing
The Art of Natural Family Planning
Thevenin: The Family Bed
Tew: Safer Childbirth?
White: Emergency Childbirth
Circumcision: What Every Parent Should Know
Coulter: A Shot in the Dark
Evans: Without Moral Limits
Hess: A Full Quiver
Balizet: Born in Zion
Varney: Nurse Midwifery
Garrey: Obstetrics Illustrated
Gaskin: Spiritual Midwifery
Davis: Heart and Hands
Baldwin: Special Delivery
Steiger: Becoming a Midwife
Pritchard: Williams' Obstetrics
Oxorn-Foote: Human Labor and Birth
Craig: Care of the Newly Born Infant
Bates: Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking
Werner: Where There is No Doctor
I am a strong proponent of changing some of the old terms and abbreviations into more affirming ones. It's fun, too. Some of them I try to change consciously while speaking with clients, others I change with documentation as well:
EDC - Expected Date of Childbirth
EDB - Expected Date of Birth
Blighted Ovum - Terminal Embryo
Incompetent Cervix - Undecided Cervix or Cervical Expansion
FTP - Finding the Passage
Failure To Progress - Reduction Of Progress Toward Birth (ROPTB)
CPD - Childbirth Passage Difficulty
Cephalo Pelvic Disproportion - Passenger/Passage
Table of Abbreviations and Acronyms
If you haven't already taken a Neonatal
Resuscitation class with Karen Strange, it's a great way to
ACTION CEU COURSES MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR MEAC ACCREDITED
CEU RENEWAL and the NARM Midwifery Bridge Certificate.
They offer the Cultural
Competency course, which is required for CPM applications.
Mercy In Action - They offer MEAC-Accredited courses online.They run a MIDWIFERY SCHOOL AND OTHER TRAINING FOR MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH as well as supporting a Birth Center in the Philippines.
Mercy In Action is glad to offer select MEAC-Accredited courses online. They also offer MEAC-Accredited in-person classes as a CEU Intensive. All these courses are MEAC Accredited for between 4 and 8 hours of CEUs.
California Family Health Council
(CFHC) is a statewide organization that champions and
promotes quality sexual and reproductive health care for
all. They offer webinars on a variety of topics of interest
for Midwives by Jesica Dolin - work in progress
Hyperemesis by Silke Akerson - 3 MEAC contact hours
ACOG has books called Prologs in their bookstore, various topics,
cheap and lots of CME units :). Others can you them too if you ask
for multiple answer scan forms.
PESI Healthcare - They
offer in-person seminars as well as online seminar that are
pertinent to midwifery: Advanced Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring and
High Risk Obstetrics: Current Trends and Issues. And other things
like Mindfulness, Charting, and healthcare Spanish.
Evidence Based Birth
of Dimes - The March of Dimes resources for nurses include
high-quality continuing nursing education activities, graduate
nursing scholarships and research awards.
offers weekend online midwifery courses -
Independent Study Programs include:
My first and strongest recommendation for CEUs is the APPPAH
conference, frequently held in San Francisco. They
have been approved for CMEs as well as CEUs. HURRAY!.
I almost felt more supported here than at a midwifery
conference! These folks REALLY appreciate what midwives and
doulas do to help babies. If you've been feeling any kind of
burnout, going to an APPPAH conference is a sure-fire cure.
UCSF runs some
excellent courses in women's health - they host an annual
conference on Antepartum and Intrapartum Management.
If you're not able to make it, they also put the slides up
2012 Antepartum and Intrapartum Management
Online CME Sites by Bernard
Sklar, MD - An alphabetical listing of sites offering
ACNM's page on Continuing
Units (CEUs) [old page]
Med 2000 has
traveling seminars as well as home-study courses on Mind &
Body Medicine, including New
Horizons in Women's Health.
For those of us for whom the Internet has become our library and listservs our hobby, the notion of formal continuing education seems somewhat outdated; after all, we're receiving continuous education. However, rules are rules, and many of us need to accumulate some specific number of official continuing education credits to maintain credentials or to renew licenses.
Conferences are good ways to earn CEUs, but, unfortunately, midwifery is not an occupation that lends itself to scheduling five days away from your clients. I think it's a good idea for midwives to assemble en masse from time to time anyway, but it may be hard to get all your CEUs in person at conferences. This is where CEUs available online, at the last minute, become particularly useful.
It is essential to have a thorough understanding of what kinds of
CEUs you need and which CEU-approving bodies are approved by your
licensing board. In particular, CEUs seems to be a word that
applies to nursing and midwifery, whereas CMEs is relevant for
physicians and some midwives.
In particular, try:
APPPAH conference - always in November/December of odd-numbered years - my personal favorite.
Midwifery Today Conferences
The Farm Midwives offer a variety of workshops: two midwifery assistant workshops: Level I and Level II, an Advanced Midwifery Workshop (with MEAC CEU's - good for California LM's!), an IV Therapy Class, and a 5-day workshop for Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners.
Global Maternal/Child Health
Association has scheduled international conferences about
Waterbirth. Check their web pages for information about the next
ALSO (Advanced Life
Support in Obstetrics) Courses from the AAFP. Here's a
page about their CME program
The National Laboratory Training Network (NLTN) provides laboratory training courses in clinical, environmental, and public health laboratory topics, environmental, and public health laboratory topics.
GOLD10 is the premier
world conference in human lactation and breastfeeding. They
will be offering online CEUs.
Online continuing medical education from the AMA
Continuing Education from the CDC
TheAnswerPage.com offers a Quiz-Free CME
MMWR Continuing Education from the CDC
Continuing Medical Education Online Learning Modules from the The University of Florida College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education. There is either no charge or a nominal fee for completing the modules or earning CME credit.
Medscape Today CME Center offers both free and fee-based continuing education activities on a variety of topics. This is a great resource if you're scrambling to get those last few CMEs before renewing your license. The have a special Medscape Nurse CE Center.
Manufacturers of medical equipment often offer CEU's - it's basically advertising for them, but you learn something and get your CEU's. Siemens
Continuing Education Articles from the US FDA's Medwatch
Online CME/CE from The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)
Online CME Courses from the AMA
Online CME Programs from University of Pennsylvania Health System
LearnWell Online - 42
free online courses for all. No registration needed. Approved CEUs
for health, business and other professionals.
Boston University School of Medicine - Continuing Medical Education
Nursing CEUs for OB-GYN and OB-GYN Nursing CEU Modules from Nurse CEU.Com
Continuing Education from nursingcenter.com
The Leclaire Hypnobirthing Method - Your baby's easy way out! CEs available for this Home Study Program
Continuing Education from Nursing Spectrum - lots of good courses relevant to midwifery
NCC corporation has handy self-assessment modules that are worth 15 contact hours each, for $79 /module for non-RNs. Each module consists of 4-6 journal articles with a test; topics correspond to various certifications (Women's Health NP, Inpatient OB, NI Cu Nursing, Neonatal NP, Reproductive Endo/Infertility, Ambulatory Women's Health Care, High Risk OB, etc. Their web site is www.nccnet.org.
The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) and the Physician's Office Laboratory: A Computer-Assisted CME Course from The Virtual Hospital - University of Iowa Health Care
Within's Holistic Homestudy Courses for Nurses - Well Within
is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to
provide continuing education contact hours.
and CME Activities from The University of
Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine
of Neonatal Nurses offers online continuing education.