FNU hosts free virtual event in honor of National Midwifery Week
Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is celebrating National Midwifery Week by hosting a virtual event, Empower 2023, from Oct. 2-5. Empower 2023 is presented by Southern Cross Insurance Solutions. Those interested in participating are asked to register at Frontier.edu/MidwiferyWeek.
FNU’s virtual event offers four sessions on the latest practices and topics influencing nurse-midwifery care, including three continuing education opportunities:
FREE CE SESSION – Mindfulness Self Care for the Provider
Monday, Oct. 2 at 7-8 p.m. ET
Presenters: Dr. Nicole Lassiter, Dr. Katie Moriarty and Dr. Ana Verzone
Providers are in increasingly stressful environments. In this hour-long presentation we will cover the history of mindfulness, supporting research, and its evidence-based use in practice and self care. We will teach various formal and informal practices that can be used at the moment.
This activity is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology) by Frontier Nursing University. Activity #2309-0013. This activity was planned in accordance with ANCC Commission on Accreditation Standards and Policies. This activity has been approved for 1 year (through 10/2/2024).
FREE CE SESSION – Caring for Pregnant People After Roe: Nursing Ethics and Patient Privacy in the Dobbs Era
Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7-9 p.m. ET
Presenters: Dr. Laura Manns-James, Dr. Monica McLemore and Lauren Paulk
Since the overturn of Roe vs. Wade, clinicians with varying personal convictions about abortion will be challenged to provide ethical nursing care when patients present with complications of pregnancy, miscarriage, or abortion. This continuing education session is designed to help nurses understand their ethical and legal obligations, considering patient privacy, different state contexts, and their personal convictions.
This activity is approved for 2 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology) by Frontier Nursing University. Activity [ID # 2306-0007]. This activity was planned in accordance with ANCC Commission on Accreditation Standards and Policies. This activity has been approved for one year through October 2, 2024.
LIVE FREE CE SESSION – Evidence-based Pharmacologic Treatment of Peripartum Mental Health Disorders
Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7-8 p.m. ET
Presenters: Dr. Stacie Olson and Dr. Tanya Tanner
LIVE SESSION – This continuing education presentation focuses on pharmacological management of peripartum psychiatric disorders. It provides an overview of the risk factors and prevalence of common peripartum psychiatric disorders before delving into diagnostic criteria and evidence-based pharmacologic interventions. Case studies will be used to illustrate appropriate evidence-based pharmacologic management strategies.
This activity is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 1 hour(s) of pharmacology) by Frontier Nursing University. Activity #2309-0012 activity was planned in accordance with ANCC Commission on Accreditation Standards and Policies. This activity has been approved for 1 year through 10/3/2024.
Off Roading: Addressing Maternal & Reproductive Healthcare Needs In Developing Healthcare Deserts
Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6-7 p.m. ET
Presenter: Nicolle Gonzales, CNM
While countries around the world work to improve maternal health in healthcare deserts through training and technology, the United States is still far behind in the fight for Human Rights in childbirth and personhood. Midwifery is a change making agent, we can design organizations and midwifery practices to address our current community needs. This will be an in depth discussion on the implications of Off Roading to address Maternal and Reproductive Healthcare needs in developing healthcare deserts.
National Midwifery Week was created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) to celebrate and recognize midwives and midwife-led care. ACNM and its 6,500+ midwife members, physicians and women’s health organizations observe National Midwifery Week each year.
Frontier Nursing University has more than 80 years of experience in delivering graduate nursing and midwifery programs. FNU has hosted the virtual event in celebration of nurse-midwives for nine consecutive years.