Midwifery Bridge Certificate: Category 2

Category 2: Emergency Skills for Newborn Care.

At least one course must include a hands-on component. A minimum of 15 contact hours must be from the topics below.


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

  • Recognizing and responding to Newborn emergencies
  • Recognizing and responding to Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn
  • Recognizing and responding to preterm or low birth weight babies
  • Recognizing and responding to newborn infections and metabolic disorders
  • Emergency skills for the delivery and immediate care of twins
  • Emergency skills for the delivery and immediate care of breeches

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

Conditions Affecting the Newborn

Lip and Tongue Tie: Fad or Life-Long Health Issue, Gold Perinatal series Oct 13- Nov 30, 2015, Dr. Martin Kaplan, D.M.D. 60 minutes

Assess and Manage the Well Newborn (National Certification Corporation module WB1518, 5 CEUs)

Out-of-Hospital Newborn Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening

(The Virginia Department of Health, March 23, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT, 1 CEU)

Fetal Heart Monitoring

Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring
Introductory AWHONN FHM course ($70 online 2.8 credit hours)
Intermediate AWHONN FHM course (2-day onsite course, 18 credit hours)

Intrapartum Fetal Assessment for Midwives – Lynn Arnold (on-site 3.5 credit hours)

Neonatal Resuscitation of the Newborn

Neonatal Resuscitation of the Newborn (provider course) sponsored by AAP (on-line course completion equal to 5 CEUs for modules 1-4 and 9; or 9 CEUs for all 9 courses, plus an additional 4 CEU s for the hands-on portion of the course. An NRP card submitted towards category two will count as 9 CEUs, or 14 CEUs if evidence is submitted of passing all 9 on-line modules. The hands-on portion is required in order to obtain the NRP card issued by the AAP.

Neonatal Resuscitation and Transitions (course by Karen Strange) which includes the NRP online course and hands-on workshop leading to the NRP certification, and additional material specific to out-of-hospital providers  Four hours for NRP plus 5 additional CEUs (must be a hands-on course)

STABLE Courses Click on learner courses to find current list, ask about credits and hours

Newborn Assessment (NetCE Course 32261, 10 credits)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 8 hrs

Newborn and Maternal Emergencies

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

Mercy in Action – Online Course in maternal and newborn emergency skills (4 hours of maternal and 4 hours of newborn skills)  $160

The Art and Science of Breech Birth, Lynn Arnold (on-site 7 credit hours)

Gold Perinatal series February 16 – March 31, 2016, Online conference. Must register for series; other courses in this series may also meet criteria for Midwifery Bridge Certificate

Sessions from past workshops which are eligible if you attended them

Sessions at MANA 2015:

  • So BABY, Am I Hearing You Right? The Art and Science of Fetal Auscultation: More than a Pulse Check (Skills) Wreatha Carner, DNP, MN, CNM
  • Surprise Breech: What To Do, What Not To Do Jennifer West, LM, CPM, CST, CH, TBMP, IPE; Mary Cooper, IKS)

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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