CEU Evaluation Form, Saturday, October 17

In addition to the CEU form you filled out on-site with the code for each session you attended, you will need to fill out this on-line form with an evalutation of EACH session you attended (which offered CEUs) in order to receive your CEU certificate.
All fields in each section for the session you wish to receive CEUs (except the final comment field) are required in order to receive your CEU certificate.
If you did not purchase the CEU certificate yet would like to comment on any sessions you attended, please feel free to use these forms to do so with the understanding that you will not receive CEUs unless you purchased the CEU packet and filled out the form on-site as well as these evaluations.


Breakout Session C

  1. Participants will explore and discuss the beauty and effectiveness of homeopathic remedies during pregnancy, birth & postnatal phase. In this way, the participant enriches her/his skills and knowledge in the holistic field of midwifery.
  2. Participants will explore and discuss useful holistic tools regarding maternal & newborn care, which not only will benefit their own clients, but also future generations to come. 
  3. Participants will identify resources for continuing education for homeopathy and midwifery care.
  1. Identify the differences between the parent molecule and the two primary metabolites.
  2. Describe the pharmacokinetics of the various delivery methods of THC.
  3. Summarize the available literature on THC use in the perinatal period.
  4. Evaluate and describe cultural constructs around marijuana use in the perinatal period.
  5. Use available references to create an evidence-based conversation with their clients.
  1. Participants will demonstrate and participate in hand on healing practices and cultural understanding of community building.
  2. Participants will define and discuss 5 different healing modalities used in Curanderismo.
  3. Participants will identify 3 examples of cultural birthing practices used in Meso American Medicine, and the cultural relevance to the supportive birthing practice.
  1. Identify six seeds of emotional birth trauma;
  2. Explore personal birth stories and influence on midwifery and birth story listening;
  3. Identify and distill the meaning and beliefs the storyteller has given her story;
  4. Ask three solution-focused questions that move the storyteller from dwelling in the problem to taking action toward her own solution.
  1. Discuss the history leading to the development of US MERA.
  2. Explore and discuss the consensus documents agreed upon in previous proceedings including the latest 2015 agreements.
  1. Identify key differences between criminal and civil liability;
  2. Explore the concepts of negligence, legal liability, the claims process and professional liability insurance;
  3. Identify various risk factors in home birth settings that can lead to litigation;
  4. Discuss “Best Practices” to minimize liability;
  5. Discuss principles for building collaboration among stakeholders with the goal of mitigating our potential for legal actions.


Keynote: Shining a Light on Midwives and Peri-conception Care: As Upstream as Health Gets-Romm

  1. Identify and be able to articulate the immunologic, environmental, and psychological risk factors facing today’s infants and children;
  2. Explore the maternal nutritional factors that can determine long term cardiovascular, obesity, and diabetes risk;
  3. Be prepared to incorporate relevant preconception, peri-conception, and postpartum education to prevent chronic disease later in life;
  4. Describe the role of the microbiome in lifelong immunologic competence, and how to address this with avoidance of antibiotic overuse, proper use of probiotics in pregnancy and for the neonate;
  5. Describe the role of the midwife in preventing long term chronic health problems via preconception education and care.


Plenary: New Mexico Birth Justice Coalition: Improving Access to Home and Birth Center Options in New Mexico-Dodge Panel

  1. Participants will explore advocacy tools and policy strategies to move a broader birth justice agenda;
  2. Participants will explore and discuss education models that improve access to midwifery education for working class communities and people of color and learn from midwifery practices that are accountable to working class and people of color communities;
  3. Participants will identify blocks that working-class and people of color communities have to access midwifery models of care in New Mexico.


Breakout Session D

  1. Demonstrate the benefits of educating more culturally diverse midwives.
  2. Describe how ethnic diverse midwives build stronger ties in communities most   amenable to midwives.
  3. Explore the barriers for women of color in obtaining a career in midwifery and discuss means of minimizing the barriers.
  1. Recognize the value of the Best Practice Transfer Guidelines;
  2. Provide examples of model practices for midwives and model practices for hospital-based personnel in the event of a hospital transfer;
  3. Discuss the challenges midwives may face in implementing the Best Practice Transfer Guidelines in their community and identify strategies for addressing these challenges.
  1. Participants will demonstrate the ability to properly order and interpret results for pap smears per the most recent national guidelines;
  2. Participants will be able to explain the procedure for preparing a wet prep slide, and differentiate between common vaginal infections;
  3. Participants will select the proper speculum for a broad range of clientele, and describe common variations found on bimanual examination;
  4. Participants will compare the efficacy vs the possible side effects of commonly prescribed contraceptives.
  1. Participants will review the etiology of gestational diabetes and the current best evidence about risks, diagnosis, and treatment.
  2. Participants will compare current recommendations for screening, testing, and diagnosing gestational diabetes from the World Health Organization, ACOG, and SOGC with research findings.
  3. Participants will evaluate alternative screening protocols for gestational diabetes.
  4. Participants will critique different dietary recommendations for gestational diabetes and identify proven strategies for successful management of hyperglycemia in pregnancy.
  1. Identify harms from circumcision - both postoperative complications and inherent harms from loss of the foreskin.
  2. Identify ethical tenets of decision-making to include non-maleficence, beneficence, and informed consent/autonomy.
  1. Identify the steps involved in combining AABC’s PDR and MANA Stats 2.0 datasets;
  2. Define the term provider effect and explain why data from multiple sources is so essential when studying birth outcomes;
  3. Describe key research questions for the studies done with this combined data set; 
  4. Discuss findings from each of these projects and describe ways innovative research on midwife-led care and normal, physiological birth can inform our own care practices for women of size, older than average mothers and women with the greatest risk of intrapartum transfer; 
  5. Describe ongoing and upcoming projects using combined datasets on midwife-led care.