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

CEUs for the Midwifery Bridge Certificate taught by midwifery associations or non-accredited educational programs will not count unless accredited as CEUs by a third party.

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

Conditions Affecting the Newborn

Delivery Complications—Breeches and Twins (CEUs count in either Category 1 or Category 2)

Fetal Heart Monitoring

Neonatal Resuscitation of the Newborn

Newborn and Maternal Emergencies

  • Online Perinatal Complications: Taught by Mercy In Action’s Adjunct Pediatricians. This course will include a discussion on twelve perinatal complications and emergencies that a midwife may encounter in practice, and how to respond. The perspective brought to this discussion by compassionate, caring pediatricians is invaluable. (MEAC approved for 5 hours; $125)
  • Online Preventing Mother-to-Child-Transmission of HIV/AIDS and Hep B&C. Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of deadly diseases by screening for HIV and Hep B & C is not optional if we are to provide best-practice maternity care, everywhere in the world. We now have the means and the know-how to prevent mother-to-child transmission -PMTCT – of HIV and Hep B, so that no mother need ever worry again about passing these on to her baby. Diagnosing and treating infections that can impact the baby through vertical transmission during pregnancy or childbirth, either by treating them ourselves or by helping infected pregnant women get into an evidence-based PMTCT program, will protect the baby from deadly virus and ensure the mother’s survival to raise her child. In addition to treatment for HIV and Hep B, the added risks and possible complications of Hepatitis C are important for every midwife to understand as well. (MEAC approved for 4 hours; $99)
  • 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 – Online Course in maternal and newborn emergency skills (4 hours Category 1: Maternal and 4 hours Category 2: Neonate) $199
Sessions from past workshops which are eligible if you attended them

Electronic Fetal Monitor Strip Management  GOLD 2016 course

Sessions at MANA 2021:

  • Click here for the Gold Learning page where you can still buy the entire conference of sessions. When you get to this page, if you mouse-over the text “credits available,” it will tell you whether the course offers CEUs for the Midwifery Bridge Certificate. If you already bought and completed sessions at the conference, your CEU certificate will list which apply to the Bridge Certificate.

Sessions at MANA 2018:

  • Vaginal Breech Birth, Betty-Anne Daviss, Oct 11, 2018 8 hours (category 1 or 2)
  • Vaginal Breech Birth: New Evidence, Betty-Anne Daviss, Oct 11, 2018 1.5 hours (category 1 or 2)
  • Special Belly Buttons: Recognition, Implications, and Management of Gastroschisis and Omphalocele in the Out of Hospital Practice, Susi Delaney, Oct 13, 1.5 hours
  • Newborn Screening and Community Management: Evidence Based Updates, Kimberly Piper & Courtney Everson, Oct 13, 2018, 1.5 hours
  • The Elephant in the Room: How Protecting Vaginal Breech Birth Holds the Key to Protecting Normal Birth, Betty-Anne Daviss, Oct 14, 2018, 1 hour
  • When Neonatal Resuscitation Isn’t Enough, Sarita Bennett, Oct 14, 2018, 1.5 hours

Sessions at MANA 2017:

  • Breech Bodywork, 4 hours
  • Biodynamic Resuscitation of the Newborn, 4 hours
  • Home Breech Birth, 1.5 hours
  • Pitfalls during resuscitation, 1 hour
  • Critical Heart Defects Screening, 1.5 hours

Sessions at MANA 2016:

  • Newborn Emergencies, 4 hours
  • Normalizing Vaginal Breech, 1.5 hours
  • Intermittent Auscultation in Labor: Research and Practice Updates, 1.5 hours
  • Oral Vitamin K supplementation of the newborn, 1.5 hours
  • No butts about it: reversing breech presentations, 1.5 hours
  • Oral Ties and the Breastfed Baby, 1.5 hours
  • STABLE course, 7 hours