Online Education | Midwifery Update 2016

Midwifery update online education for UWCNE.

Course Description

This online course provides an annual update on clinical issues in midwifery care. Teaching methods include audio lectures, handouts, discussions and case study analysis. This course was recorded live in January 2016 at UWCNE's Midwifery Update 2016.

Publish Date: April 6, 2016. Enrollment will be open until April 6, 2019.

What participants said about these lectures:

"I loved the multidisciplinary group of speakers who were clued into our practice realities and philosophies." 

"Midwifery focused, evidence based information that will improve my practice."

"As a newer midwife, I found this conference invaluable. I highly recommend this conference to others."

Target Audience

For certified nurse midwives, licensed midwives, nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should be better able to:

  1. Discuss peripartum mood and anxiety disorders and their treatment.
  2. Identify pathogens, causes and symptoms of breast pain and infections and appropriate treatments for breast infections, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic options.
  3. Describe the workup for infertility and related interventions.
  4. Discuss normal and abnormal newborn weight loss, when supplementation might be indicated, how to supplement a newborn while supporting breastfeeding, and jaundice screening in the context of assessing newborn feeding.
  5. Discuss the implications of “changing rules” on the diagnosis and management of gestational diabetes.


Completion Requirements

To earn contact hours for this activity:

  • Listen to the presentations.
  • Study the handouts.
  • Complete the evaluations. 

After submitting the evaluations, you can download and print your certificate. A record of contact hours earned will be in your account for six years.   



  • Peripartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Review of Common Presentations and Medication Questions (Rx)
  • Bactera, Fungus, Blebs...Oh My!: Management and Treatment of Nipple Pain (Rx)
  • Infertility for the Midwife (Rx)
  • A Delicate Balance: Early Newborn Feeding, Weight Loss, When and How to Supplement
  • Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (Rx)


  • Barbara Baker, MN, ANP, IBCLC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Newborn & Progressive Care Nursery, Department of Pediatrics, UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
  • Kristina Chamberlain, CNM, ARNP, IBCLC, Certified Nurse Midwife, Eastside Women’s Health Center, Kirkland
  • Catherine Davies, MD, Psychiatric Hospitalist, Swedish Medical Group, Seattle
  • Ali Lewis, MD, Ob/Gyn, Meridian Women’s Health, UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle
  • Mary Mittell, MSN, RN, CNM, Nurse-Midwife, Midwifery Manager, Neighborcare Health, Seattle
  • Veronika Zantop, MD, Psychiatric Hospitalist, Swedish Medical Group, Seattle

Planning Committee

  • Sally Avenson, MSN, CNM, ARNP, Certified Nurse Midwife, Private Practice, Seattle
  • Christine Espina, DNP, MN, RN, Interim Nurse Program Director and Visiting Professor Woodring College of Education, Western Washington University, Bellingham; Former Lead Nurse Planner, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing
  • Cheryl Himmelman, ADN, Speaker Relations and Program Support Manager, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing
  • Mary Lou Kopas, CNM, ARNP, Certified Nurse Midwife, UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital & Medical Center Midwives Clinic, Seattle
  • Judy Lazarus, MSN, CNM, ARNP, Staff Certified Nurse Midwife, Neighborcare Health, Seattle; Senior Lecturer and Community Liaison, Nurse-Midwifery Education Program, Department of Family and Child Nursing, UW School of Nursing

UW=University of Washington, Seattle


Disclosure Information

See accreditation information for UW Continuing Nursing Education.
UWCNE Accreditation Information

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 5.80 Contact hours
  • 4.30 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 5.80 Contact hours
  • 4.30 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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