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Scope of Practice for Midwives Online Course(s) & Continuing Education

Access the latest clinical skills and research for Scope of Practice for Midwives for MIDWIFERY professional training. These Scope of Practice for Midwives online courses provide practice-changing skills and valuable perspectives from leading global experts. This Scope of Practice for Midwives education has been accredited for a variety of CEUs / CERPs and can be accessed on-demand, at your own pace.

Hours / Credits: 1.25 (details)
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Robin Lim,("Mother Robin," or "Ibu Robin") is a midwife and founder of Yayasan Bumi Sehat (Healthy Mother Earth Foundation) health clinics, which offer free prenatal care, birthing services and medical aid to anyone who needs it. She and her team have been working since 2003 to combat Indonesia's high maternal and infant mortality rates, and the Bumi Sehat birth centers serve many at-risk mothers. She was awarded the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year award by the CNN news network for helping thousands of low-income women in Indonesia with healthy pregnancy and birth services.

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We want Midwives to be informed of their essential role in the survival and rebuilding of communities who face disasters. Globally the surface temperature is increasing. As our Oceans warm, storms are getting bigger, and more frequent. Drought, heat waves, cyclones, unpredictable precipitation and snow, famine, strife, plus earthquakes (fueled by Global Warming, the Earth’s crust is on the move). Today on Earth there are five times as many disasters as there were in the 1970s. According to the World Meteorological Organization Statement on the Status of Global Climate in 2015: "The warming trend and an increasing number of disasters are expected to continue for several decades.”

Experience bringing Midwife-to-Mother care to parts of the planet devastated by disaster has taught me that traumatized communities NEED their midwives. When people suddenly are left homeless, hungry and thirsty, when hospitals and health centers are razed and roads impassible, pregnant women must still have their babies. In addition, Globally, it is the midwives who are trusted as the first go-to medics, when a child is hurt or an elder is ill. In the Samatiga area of Aceh there were 154 midwives before the 9.3 earthquake and tsunami in 2004. Afterwards, there were 32 midwives left alive. These women, also homeless, grieving their dead, without food, water, light or medicines, were the first to respond to the sorrow, suffering and trauma of the people. Attending this session has the potential to help Midwives be more prepared for their role, should disasters continue to strike.

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Presentations: 13  |  Hours / CE Credits: 13.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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Augustine is an internationally recognized midwifery educator, experienced business executive, and veteran midwife with a heart focused on the underserved, marginalized, and under-resourced. She respects the importance of being empowered and undisturbed during labor, and balances this attention to the sacred with 20+ years experience attending births in hospitals, birth centers, and homes in rural, urban and suburban environments in the US and abroad. Augustine’s focus is finely attuned to the process of letting go and opening to the unknown in labor and in life. Additionally, Augustine has a master’s degree from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA where she majored in Maternal/Child Health Systems.

Her life's mission is to mainstream midwifery and deconstruct the culture of fear and misinformation that surrounds the maternity world globally. To that end, Augustine 'midwife's the midwife' through her many education programs, consulting services, product development, podcasts and video production, business site visits, and with private coaching services for midwives, students, maternity practice owners, & birth center administrators through her consulting firm, The Midwifery Wisdom Collective. It is her profound honor to illuminate the sacred path to joyful and sustainable midwifery practice. She lives and works in India.

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The rapid development and attempts at standardization and professionalization of the modern version of midwifery in the U.S. has created debate and tension about what, exactly, should be contained within the internationally recommended 3-year midwife training. Competencies in clinical judgment, intuition, multi-tasking, delegating, and other higher-order professional skills, hallmarks of modern midwifery, take longer to develop than just technical excellence. Midwives in my parts of the world are targeted during and after providing care by the dominate for-profit medical model. However, despite all this, charting defensively is not an integral part of midwifery training across the globe, most charting is not standardized therefore putting midwives at risk. Thus, increasing malpractice costs, and decreasing access to midwives is the result. Not having a context for charting, makes midwives vulnerable to litigation. Not good for the midwife, not good for the community. This presentation about defensive charting aims to bridge the gap by starting a conversation around honing critical thinking pathways, sharpening charting skills and debunking charting myths, optimizing charting habits, shared decision-making and tips to protect yourself during and after poor outcomes. Access the tools to close existing gaps in charting, acknowledge cultural incompetency, political reality, and design in-office systems of strength and confidence for the future.

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Presentations: 16  |  Hours / CE Credits: 16.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / Credits: 1 (details)
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USA Illysa Foster, M.Ed, LPA

Illysa Foster has worked with birthing families for over 10 years. She holds an M.Ed. from the University of Texas at Austin from 1997 and earned her CPM in 2007. Illysa practiced as a homebirth midwife and later became a licensed mental health provider. Illysa co-authored Professional Ethics in Midwifery Practice (2011) and has presented at local, state and national conferences on the topic of professional ethics. Illysa has taught undergraduate students in psychology and child and family development at the community college and university level. She recently retired from midwifery practice and now runs a private psychotherapy practice, Cypress Tree Therapy, in San Marcos, Texas where she provides depth and body-centered therapy to treat conditions such as postpartum depression and anxiety. Illysa was recently hired as full time professor in Psychology at Texas State University.

USA Illysa Foster, M.Ed, LPA
Abstract:Professional ethics teaches us how to navigate the challenges of defining and upholding our boundaries to protect our clients, ourselves and our profession. Competency and scope of practice evolve as we build our professional skills and acquire relevant experience. Knowledge of bioethical principles, moral dilemmas and codes of ethics are essential (what we need to know). Virtue ethics (why we need to know) and fluid practice with ethical thinking (how we practice) are key to applying ethical thought to practice to uphold the midwifery model of care. The Midwives Ecological Model of Ethical Thinking (MEMET) illustrates the complexity of real-life ethical dilemmas in midwifery practice.
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Presentations: 13  |  Hours / CE Credits: 13.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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United Kingdom Lesley Page, CBE, PhD, MSc, BA, RM, HFRCM, Hon DSc

Professor Lesley Page CBE PhD, MSc, BA (open), HFRCM, Honorary DSc, RM, RMT. served as President of the Royal College of Midwives from April 2012 till June 2017. Lesley has considerable international experience. She has over 300 publications. Lesley was the first professor of midwifery in the UK at Thames Valley University and Queen Charlotte’s Hospital. Throughout her career Lesley Has continued to be involved in hands on practice. She is Visiting Professor of Midwifery at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, Honorary Research Fellow Oxford Brookes University and Adjunct Professor University of Technology Sydney and Griffith University Australia. Lesley received the International Alumni Award University of Technology Sydney in 2013 and was conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Sc by University of West London in November 2013. In 2014 she was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to midwifery. The emphasis of her current work is the humanization of maternity care.

United Kingdom Lesley Page, CBE, PhD, MSc, BA, RM, HFRCM, Hon DSc
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I will consider aspects of midwifery important to every woman and her baby, every father/parent, no matter where they live, and no matter what their circumstances. We will consider worlds within worlds, starting with the baby as the whole world, moving to worlds of midwifery and current influences, worlds of women, worlds of health care and health care politics, worlds of science and publication. I will end with our achievements and how they might be extended to support reproductive rights, humanized maternity care and the best start in life, for all.

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Presentations: 13  |  Hours / CE Credits: 13.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
This presentation is currently available through a bundled series of lectures.