This 1.5 hour CE course is a condensed version of our full IPE course, Transfer Tools for Midwives, EMS, and Receiving Providers.
This version is designed specifically for those providing in-hospital care. This course is approved by ACNM for 1.5 hours of CE, and provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17686, for 1.5 Contact Hours
Transfers from home births and birth centers to hospitals happen regularly and are an important part of safe care for birthing people and babies. We know that approximately 10% of planned community births (homebirth and birth center births) transfer to the hospital when pain medication or labor augmentation is needed, or when complications arise.
Yet midwives, emergency services personnel, nurses, and receiving hospital providers don't receive training on how to work together as a care team. We often find ourselves trying to provide care in stressful emergency situations without the information or skills we need to do so effectively.
We're ready to change that and work together to improve care! This one-of-a-kind course:
- is a curriculum designed by midwives, emergency services personnel, nurses, and receiving hospital providers
- shares new collaborative methods for improving home birth and birth center to hospital transfers
- teaches communication skills critical to keep calm and clear during stressful situations
- includes clinical best practices
- models scenarios demonstrating these best practices for communication and care
- teaches creative tools for bridging relationships with other provider types
- includes everything you need to know about the other providers involved to support optimal care and smooth transfer across all settings of a community birth transfer
This course will help all provider types work together smoothly so we can improve outcomes and the experience of care for mothers and babies.
HiveCE is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Board of Nursing, and this course meets the California Board of Nursing criteria for 1.5 hours of continuing education. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17686, for 1.5 contact hours. (This is widely accepted nationwide as continuing education for nurses and midwives. For information about nursing CE in your state, please refer to our state-by-state guide.)
This course has been approved by ACNM for 1.5 hours of continuing education. The approval number for this course is 2021-125, and this approval is current through 12/13/23.
Note: Course completion does not authorize the learner to use skills outside their scope. Please refer to your state guidelines for determining scope of care.
Silke Akerson, CPM, LDM, MPH
Midwife & Herbalist
- The Problem
- What is community birth?
- Working Together
- Home Birth Summit Model Practices for Midwives
- Home Birth Summit Model Practices for Hospital Providers
- Quality Improvement and Home Birth Summit Policy Development
- Best Practices for Improving Transfer
- Best Practices for Communication: Prenatal Planning and Education
- Communication: Midwives and Receiving Providers
- Model Practices Role-Play: Maternal Hemorrhage Scenario (short version)
- When Conflict Arises
- Model Practices Role-Play: Newborn Resuscitation Scenario (short version)
- Course Evaluation Questions
- Home Birth Summit Best Practice Guidelines: Transfer from Planned Home Birth to Hospital
- Home Birth Summit Maternal Transfer Form
- Home Birth Summit Newborn Transfer Form
- Homebirth: An Annotated Guide To The Literature
- Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative - Baby Friendly USA
- Midwives Model of Care™
- Philosophy of the American College of Nurse-Midwives
- ACOG Committee Opinion #664: Refusal of Medically Recommended Treatment During Pregnancy
- Further Resouces
- Interview with Dr. Wendy Smith, OB Hospitalist
- Model Practices Role-Play: Maternal Hemorrhage Scenario (Expanded Length)
- Model Practices Role-Play: Newborn Resuscitation Scenario (Expanded Length)