Let's face it: Your charting could probably be better! 

Complete and accurate charting facilitates communication between providers, protects you in the event of a complaint or lawsuit, and is the client's legal right. 

Join us in this interactive on-demand workshop where practice will make perfect...or at least closer to it!

  • Silke Akerson

    Instructor Bio:

    Silke Akerson, CPM, LDM, MPH is a midwife and herbalist in Portland, Oregon. She has been in home birth practice since 2000, has worked in midwifery leadership and policy since 2010, and is currently the executive director of the Oregon Midwifery Council. She has been working collaboratively with emergency services personnel and receiving hospital providers on transfer improvement for the past 9 years. She is passionate about continuing education for midwives and allied providers as ways of ensuring quality care for all families and encouraging continued growth for ourselves as practitioners.

    Silke Akerson, CPM, LDM, MPH

    Midwife & Herbalist

Course curriculum

  • 01
    Charting Basics
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    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Why Is Charting Important?
    • 1.3 Electronic Health Records (EHR)
  • 02
    Practicing Best Practices
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    • 2.1 Charting Practice #1
    • 2.2 Dos and Don'ts of Charting
    • Learning exercise: Where does each item belong? (Please download and print to use while viewing video 2.3.)
    • 2.3 Improving Your Documentation of Assessment and Plan
    • Resource: NIH Soap Notes
    • 2.4 Charting Practice #2
    • 2.5 Charting Practice #3
    • 2.6 Improving Charting During Labor and Birth
    • 2.7 Charting Practice #4
    • 2.8 Improving Charting Consultations
    • 2.9 Charting Practice #5
    • 2.10 Improving Newborn Chart Notes
    • 2.11 Charting Practice #6
  • 03
    Paper Charting Forms
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    • Paper Charting Forms - PDFs
    • Paper Charting Forms - .doc version (customizeable)
    • Home Birth Summit Maternal Transfer Form
    • Home Birth Summit Newborn Transfer Form
  • 04
    Conclusion and Post-test
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    • 3.1 Key Takeaways
    • MEAC Evaluation Questions
    • Post-test

Learning objectives:

1. Identify the legal and ethical duties of charting
2. List how proper charting can improve care
3. Identify which abbreviations should and should not be used
4. Assign information to different parts of a SOAP note




MEAC approved for 2 hours of CE through September 2025. 

Approval number: M2324-14-1001DE

On-demand Access

Course available immediately upon enrollment, and for reference after completion

Bundle with Fetal Assessment in Labor and save $30!

Better Charting for Midwives + Fetal Assessment in Labor = 10 hours MEAC approved CE