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  • Re: Finding a preceptor?

    I believe NCM has a listing of current preceptors in the student handbook - a good place to start is there and see if anyone in your area is already a preceptor with NCM. You could also ask a few local midwives if they're willing to accept a student/apprentice at this time - I found that preceptors liked it when prospective students were ...
  • Re: Comparing MEAC Distance Programs

    I'm currently enrolled in the National College of Midwifery program. In comparison to my friends who are doing the PEP process, I really enjoy the framework it provides to accompany the clinical training and apprenticeship. It is self-paced - which is nice. I think there's a 5 year limit on completing the ASM program. It's a little ...
  • Re: IV Therapy

    I would take the class. Actually, I would take an IV refresher course as often as I could - considering how infrequently I would be siting IVs in an OOH practice. I don't know about needing a certificate to do this - I suppose it depends upon the state. But regardless of whether the certificate is 'needed' or not - if I were in an ...
  • Re: Midwife assistant

    I'll try to speak to some of your questions.   I went to the Midwife Assistant workshop offered by the Farm midwives and found the experience very valuable. Though there were other things that I did that were not specifically midwifery related that helped prepare me to assist at homebirths: CNA training, phlebotomy, CPR certification, ...
  • re: Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery (I don't know where to ask this question)

    Hi Ladies - I'm wondering if any of you can help me with some homework - I'm working on a little history of midwifery. I'm looking for the date/year of incorporation of the Foundation for Advancement of Midwifery. Can't find it on their website - and my text resources seem to pre-date FAM. Any other interesting tidbits - how ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by krst234 on 07-13-2009
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