Midwifery Bridge Certificate: Category 1

Category 1:  Emergency Skills in Pregnancy, Birth, and the Immediate Postpartum

At least one course must include a hands-on component. A minimum of 15 contact hours must be from among these options/topics below:


Any health provider course approved for CEUs/CMEs/CNEs in these topics:

  • Recognizing and responding to complications in pregnancy
  • Recognizing and responding to complications in childbirth and the immediate postpartum
  • Recognizing and responding to postpartum hemorrhage
  • Recognizing and responding to shoulder dystocia

Examples of some courses that meet these requirements are listed below with hyperlinks to the course information where available:

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics

AAFP Family Centered Maternity Care Self-Study Package

AAFP Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Courses – Two of the total hours may be applied to Category 2: Neonate.

Basic Life Support in Obstetrics

AAFP Basic Life Support in Obstetrics

Birth Emergency Skills Training

Birth Emergency Skills Training (BEST) 14 hours – (12 hours Category 1: Maternal emergencies. Two hours may be applied to Category 2: Neonate.)

Gold Midwifery Online Conference: Rhythms in labor: critical review of Dystocia, 1 hour

Fetal Assessment In Labor, 8 hours

Bleeding During Pregnancy

Bleeding During Pregnancy (NetCE Course 93251, 10 hrs)

Intravenous Therapy

Intravenous Therapy for Midwives by Mercy in Action (on-site, 8 credit hours)

IV Certification and Blood Draws – Lynn Arnold (on-site, 6 credit hours for initial IV certification, 4 credit hours for recertification)

Maternal and Newborn Emergencies

Mercy in Action – Expect the Unexpected; On-Site retreat for continuing education; 36 credit hours covering maternal and newborn emergencies: (24 hours Category 1: Maternal and 12 hours Category 2: Neonate). Four day course $900

Mercy in Action On-line Course in maternal and newborn emergency skills (4 hours Category 1: Maternal and 4 hours Category 2: Neonate)  $160

Miscarriage Complications

Shoulder Dystocia

Shoulder Dystocia:  An Obstetric Emergency (RN.com Course 1857, 2 hrs)

Suturing for Perineal Tears

Mercy in Action Suturing On-Site course

Suturing in a Real Midwifery Practice, Part 1 – Lynn Arnold (on-site, 7 credit hours)

Suturing in a Real Midwifery Practice, Part 2 – Lynn Arnold (on-site, 4 credit hours)

Miscellaneous

Hyperemesis, 3 MEAC Approved Contact Hours

Sessions from past workshops which are eligible if you attended them

Sessions at MANA 2015:

  • IV Therapy for Midwifery Practice, Jaymi McKay, RN, NP
  • Hands on Workshop: Managing Obstetrical Emergencies (PPH,shoulder dystocia and unexpected breech), Skills, Laura Migliaccio, CNM, MSN; Ruth Kaufman, RN, CPM; Larry Leeman, MD; Rebecca Leeman, CNM
  • Risk Management for Adverse Outcomes in the Home Birth setting, David Pulley
  • Gestational Diabetes Screening: Missing the Point? Clinical Issues, Sora Colvin, CPM
  • Miscarriage Management in the Outpatient Setting, Amy Levi PhD, CNM, WHNP-BC; Marnie Raelene, MSM; Tara Cardinal, CNM, MSN
  • Gold Perinatal series Oct 13- Nov 30, 2015, www.goldperinatal.com
    Live online conferences followed by webinar access until Nov 30. Must register for series; other courses in this series may also meet criteria for Midwifery Bridge Certificate

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