The Association of Midwifery Educators (AME) is a non-profit organization committed to strengthening midwifery educators, schools, and administrators through connection, collaboration and coordination. All midwifery educators - preceptors, academic faculty, and school administrators - are welcome as members.

THE PRECEPTOR AS EDUCATOR: Strengthening the CPM Credential - A continuing education series for midwives

The Association of Midwifery Educators is pleased to announce our online continuing education series for midwives and educators: “The Preceptor as Educator: Strengthening the CPM Credential”. This series includes 6 separate courses for a total of 9 continuing education hours (0.9 CEUs). You may take them separately or “bundled” together as one unit, to save money.

These courses have been approved by the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) for continuing education for Certified Professional Midwives. Midwives who are licensed, registered or certified in a state, province or other jurisdiction may contact their midwifery regulatory agency to find out how to apply their certificate(s) toward their continuing education requirements.

Click here to create a new account, or log in if you are already a Digital Chalk user. Choose the course you want, follow the instructions to pay and take the course. Read the instructions thoroughly. Watch the video and take the post-test. You may retake the test if you don’t pass. When you’ve passed the post-test, Digital Chalk will prepare your continuing education certificate for you to download and print.

Learn more about the course objectives, presenters and fees for each course.

NACPM offers continuing education courses on the Affordable Care Act

NACPM (the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives), in partnership with AME, has made the series of 6 webinars on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and CPMs available on their website for continuing education. Each webinar is 1 to 1½ hours long. Click here to view the recorded webinars and find out how to receive MEAC approved CE credit.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Does your organization have a job opening or announcement to share? AME will post appropriate announcements for our members. If you're not already a member, click here to join today!

Outcomes of Care for 16,924 Planned Home Births in the United States: The Midwives Alliance of North America Statistics Project, 2004-2009, a study examining rates of physiologic birth, birth interventions, and adverse outcomes for planned midwife-led births was recently published in the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. Read the article here.

The Collaboration Task Force, a committee formed at the 2011 Home Birth Consensus Summit, has released Guidelines for Transport from Home to Hospital Birth. Access and endorse these best practice guidelines here.

Just how much does maternity care cost in the U.S.? Childbirth Connection and several other organizations published an in-depth report entitled “The Cost of Having a Baby in the United States.” Click here to access the report.

Does your midwifery program offer financial aid to students? The Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance released an analysis that encourages Congress to not link Title IV eligibility to student completion rates, but rather to create incentives for post-secondary schools to adopt policies that improve student success rates.
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Special rates available for bulk (5+ copies) purchase of the books Spiritual Midwifery, Vegan Pregnancy, or Herbal Healing for Children! Learn more >

Efforts are underway to create a national set of standards that states can use to regulate post-secondary schools. This would make it easier (and less expensive) for schools that operate in more than one state (such as midwifery programs with out-of-state preceptors).
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UPCOMING EVENTS

MANA 2014 "The Spirit of Midwifery", St. Louis, MO
October 23-26, 2014



US MERA: Shaping Midwifery Education in the U.S.

The United States Midwifery Education, Regulation & Association joint project brings together the 7 U.S. organizations that are responsible for the three U.S. midwifery credentials – CPM, CNM, and CM. The report History and Future of the US MERA Joint Project fully describes this historic alliance.


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Featured Resource:

Get With the Program... and Finish It: Building Guided Pathways to Accelerate Student Completion, by Davis Jenkins and Sung-Woo Cho is a paper highlighting research-based efforts by postsecondary institutions to support students and improve retention and completion rates. Join AME today to find more resources like this in the Members Only - Resources section!