Continuing Education

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Homebirth Practice Essentials

Homebirth Practice Essentials is a 60-hour interactive, online course for midwives interested in
operating an independent homebirth practice. Course topics include the history of homebirth, a
national and international homebirth perspective, safety — what the studies show, legislation and
regulation of homebirth practice, informed consent and client responsibility, routes to obtaining
homebirth experience, creating a business plan and compiling practice documents, skills and
equipment, and billing essentials. Participants will need to arrange separate mentored experiences
in their home communities. The tips, tools, and multiple resources ensure that, by the end of
this course, the midwife will have both a plan of action and the documents needed for initiating
homebirth practice. Designed for the busy practitioner, participants can learn at their own pace
while interacting online with colleagues within a six-week time frame. An estimated 10 hours a week
should be allocated in order to be successful. The course is asynchronous, meaning that students login when convenient versus the same time every day. Students must possess a working knowledge of basic computer skills including word processing, e-mail, internet searches, and navigating the web inorder to successfully complete this course.

Clinical Applications in Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Women’s Health 

This is a comprehensive, clinically relevant, 60-hour on-line continuing education course designed to provide midwives with the current knowledge of pharmacology necessary to obtain or maintain prescriptive privileges, including the use of medications, herbs, and dietary supplements. Designed for the busy clinician, this 6-week online course is facilitated by an instructor and allows participants to learn at their own pace while interacting online with colleagues.

Credits:
This course has been approved by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) for specialty credit, with 55 hours specific to pharmacology. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive 6 CEU’s.

First Assisting for Cesarean Birth:A Course for Women’s Health Professionals 

Many midwives and women’s health professionals now practice the role of first assistant for cesarean births. The role combines technical skills with woman-centered care for a safe and rewarding birth experience. This innovative online course provides the student with the essential knowledge and skills required to begin clinical training as a first assistant for cesarean births. This six-week online course will take approximately 60 hours (10 hours per week) to complete. This course is self-paced within the six-week time frame. Course is limited to 15 students so register early!

Credits:
This course has been approved by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive 6 CEU’s.

 

For more information or to register for the next scheduled course offering, please contact:
Office of Continuing and Professional Studies
Philadelphia University
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497
Phone: 215.951.2900; Fax: 215.951.5300;
Email: evening@PhilaU.edu