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Immunizations: Encouraging Supermoms with Evidence-based Conversations

By Carol Hayes, CNM, MN, MPH Immunizations are a hot topic, right? There, I have opened Pandora’s box! ACNM has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve vaccination rates among women, especially ethnic minorities and pregnant women. At this year’s ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition, there were exhibitors promoting vaccines and some opposing them. Comments swirled about why ACNM would let an anti-vaccine group exhibit, while some complaints protested ...

Posted 6/9/2014 10:23:40 AM
 

The Latent Phase: Making the Most of the Annual Meeting

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN This year marks my third in a row attending the ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition, and I could not be more thrilled! It is a powerful gathering of reproductive health care providers, with time dedicated to celebrating our profession and ourselves. I am excited to see the many midwives I’ve met in the past year, I look forward to the smiling faces of my former classmates, and am thankful for the dedicated time to sit down and reconfirm my intentions within midwif...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 5/8/2014 2:02:36 PM
 

The Latent Phase: Building Collaborative Relationships

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN Perhaps one of the most tenuous aspects of working as a new graduate midwife is developing a collaborative relationship with physicians. In the physician-midwife, as well as physician-nurse practitioner or physician-physician assistant relationship, there are many factors at play: power differentials, scopes of practice, health and care provision belief systems, historical interactions of each provider with others in the same field, and experiences in prior c...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 4/29/2014 5:11:58 PM
 

The Latent Phase: Maintaining your License, Crunching the Numbers

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN Understanding the specific requirements needed to maintain your midwifery license, including continuing education, is a numbers game. Here is how I have come to understand the system, and keep track of seemingly complex requirements in a clear fashion. Just when I thought I had all the numbers crunched in my list of certification, licensure, and maintenance requirements, I learned the true depths to which the numbers-game of maintenance goes: I encountered...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 3/21/2014 4:41:14 PM
 

ACNM Benchmarking: Defining our contribution

Jessica Schwarz CNM, MSN Practicing midwifery in a tertiary or quaternary care environment can be challenging. At the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), midwives are members of an interdisciplinary team comprised of health care professionals from many fields, from pediatric surgeons to respiratory therapists to maternal-fetal medicine physicians. We care for women whose pregnancies have been complicated by a prenatally diagnosed birth defect or genetic condition. What is the role of...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 2/19/2014 1:03:55 PM
 
 

 

 



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