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Optional Continuing Midwifery Education Opportunities

BCCNM mandates that Practising Registrants are required to complete a minimum of forty five (45) continuing professional development (CPD) credits per 36-month (three year) cycle. MABC aims to support members to obtain these credits through optional CME opportunities.

Know of an upcoming event/CME opportunity and you'd like to share it with your fellow members? Simply forward the information to programs@bcmidwives.com 

**NEW- GynZone Subscription**

MABC is launching a 12 month pilot project to grant members FREE short term access to GynZone. MABC Members can access this subscription to help contribute toward their BCCNM CPD credit requirements

GynZone is a web and app based program that delivers live conferences/webinars, online courses and educational videos. Access is available 24/7. For more information please visit their website or review this quick 10 minute video introduction.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Access will be granted in 3 month increments and is based on 'seat' availability.
  • If you wish to extend your request beyond 3 months, please complete another access request form.
  • If you do not activate your subscription within 1 month of receiving your emailed link, your access will be revoked.

To request a seat, simply complete this REQUEST FORM.

JOCG Journal Access 

The MABC has purchased an institutional Science Direct membership. This membership grants all MABC members access to the JOGC and other medical journals. Please follow these instructions to set up your account. 

Indigenous Cultural Competency Training

The MABC believes that the historical and current contexts of Indigenous peoples in BC are important for midwives to understand and consider each day as they provide care. We actively encourage all midwives to complete a training course in cultural competency, with the aim to improve cultural safety in the care of Indigenous people. We know that culturally safe care is better care, and better care leads to healthier communities.

The San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program is an online self-paced module, that is free to register with your Health Authority email address. If you are unable to enroll for free, please reach out to programs@bcmidwives.com to discuss subsidized payment options.

UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health runs various workshops throughout the year. Their most recent workshop ran on 30 Nov, 2021 'Decolonizing Wellness: Indigenous Women’s Perspective on Healthcare'. 

The First Nations Health Authority offers free webinars in Cultural Humility on an ongoing basis. 

PHSA Indigenous Health and the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre have developed an Indigenous Cultural Safety Learning Series where you can access free webinars. To register for upcoming seminars or to watch the videos of past seminars click here.

Opioids and Benzodiazepines: Safe Prescribing for Midwives

This self-paced online program has been designed to provide a review of the basic pathophysiology of pain with useful pain rating scales, background knowledge of opioids and benzodiazepines, followed by cases to demonstrate application of safe usage of specific agents with your clients. Please visit the UBC CPD website for more information.   

UBC CPD

The MABC, BCCNM and UBC are working to create more educational opportunities for midwives in partnership with UBC CPD.  Midwives can subscribe on the UBC CPD site to receive updates and new course information.  There are many FREE courses that are offered through UBC CPD.

BC midwives may also be interested in other CME opportunities offered through the Rural Coordination Centre of BC 

Specialized Practice

BCCNM has approved various additional scope of practice certifications.

As these may change over time please refer to BCCNM Specialized Practice page for more information.