May 15

Upcoming Webinar: NACPM Presents Student Capstone Projects


NACPM Presents Student Capstone Projects
Thursday, May 28th, 2020 3:00 – 4:30 ET


Students are the future of the midwifery profession! In alignment with NACPM’s commitment to investing in our workforce, on Thursday, May 28th, we have invited two midwifery students to present their capstone projects to the community. This webinar, the 25th in NACPM’s clinical series, will address issues of clinical relevance for all practicing midwives. Please join us to learn from the next generation of midwives!

**Please note: CEUs are only available at this time for the live presentation. The recorded version of the webinar will be available in the Fall of 2020, and CEUs will be available for the recorded version at that time as well. We will notify the community when the recording is posted later in the year. This webinar qualifies for the Midwifery Bridge Certificate

Evaluation of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Pregnancy: An Evidence-Based Guideline and Screening Tool for Community Midwives

Screen Shot 2020-05-14 at 9.53.39 AMOlivia Joy Kimble will review the prevalence, risk factors, current standards of care, and impact of pelvic floor dysfunction, specifically stress urinary incontinence, in an otherwise healthy childbearing population. An evidence-based practice guideline and screening tool will be introduced with the goal that attending midwives can learn how to incorporate routine pelvic screening and assessment into their antenatal and postpartum care.

Olivia Kimble is a senior midwifery student at Bastyr University, graduating in June 2020, with experience working at the Sprout Birth Center and Puget Sound Birth Center in Washington State. She has worked in birth since 2014 as a certified birth doula and birth assistant with additional training in supporting parous people with trauma histories and homelessness. Olivia previously held leadership positions in the non-profit sector for a small, private college and a national arts organization. Olivia is currently engaged in opening a home birth practice in southeast Minnesota.

Intimate Partner Violence in a Crisis Situation – What healthcare providers need to know about IPV and the increased incidence in the current Pandemic situation.

Screen Shot 2020-05-15 at 9.10.06 AMIPV is an already deadly global epidemic that is now seeing a more than 30% increase in incidences world-wide as shelter in place orders remain in effect. As healthcare providers, we have a unique opportunity to open a dialogue about creating safer environments for all clients.

Cassandra Aho recently graduated from Midwives College of Utah and is the owner of Midnight Midwifery Consulting in Port Orchard, WA. Cassandra is passionate about advocating for victims and survivors of domestic violence and creating a dialogue about systemic change by providing educational lectures to healthcare providers about intimate partner violence and its effects pregnant people, families and communities. She was awarded the Harris-Braun Outstanding Poster Award for Research at MANACAM 2017 for research on Sharing Sexual Responsibility.
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