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Evidence-informed Practice, MANA 2016, NARM Job Analysis & More!

Published on 9/30/2016

Enhancing Research Literacy: A Resource for you

As we welcome the autumn season, we share with you an exciting new resource to help you achieve excellence as a midwifery educator: Introducing Achieving Competency in Evidence Informed Practice (EIP) – A Resource Guide for Educators!

The Project to Enhance Research Literacy (PERL) has developed a resource guide to advance understanding of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health’s (ACIH)competency in EIP that includes examples an educator might draw from and modify to fit a specific program or course. The guide is available through the PERL website. Take short a video tour or access the full guide here.

AME represents midwifery educators on the ACIH Board of Directors, and is proud to have contributed to this project. Evidence-informed practice rests on the triad intersection between the best available research, clinical expertise, and client context. Learn more about accessing health sciences literature, critical appraisal of the literature, applying research to practice, and—most importantly—how to teach these areas to students by using the FREE EIP Resource Guide for Educators! You will find learning objectives, readings, multimedia materials, vignettes, and much more to help you on your educator journey.

MANA session on evidence-informed practice

Are you going to MANA this year? Make sure to attend a special breakout session on Evidence-informed Practice at MANA 2016! AME’s Dr. Courtney Everson, in collaboration with April Kline and Shannon Anton, will be presenting a 90 minute session called “Walking the Labyrinth: Research Literacy, Evidence-Informed Practice, and Shared Decision-Making”. This session is geared towards midwifery educators – we encourage you to attend!

AME will be represented at MANA 2016 in a variety of other ways as well!

  • When you check in at the MANA Table, be sure to also pick up your AME Educator ribbon! Remember: preceptors are educators, administrative staff are educators, academic faculty are educators. Help us spread the word on the importance of excellence in midwifery education and take pride in your role as an educator by wearing your AME Educator badge ribbon at MANA!
  • AME lunch gathering for educators: On Saturday during lunch, we will have a couple of tables reserved in the back of the lunch area for AME. Come sit with us and chat with fellow educators. Board Member Courtney Everson will be there to greet you (with AME Educator ribbons in tote!)
  • AME is proud to have sponsored and mentored two students to present at MANA 2016! Come learn from them: Gengi Proteau (Midwives College of Utah) presents on “Fetal Distress, Shoulder Dystocia, and the Fetal Vagus Nerve” and Kelsey Scherer (Birthwise) presents on “Oral Vitamin K Supplementation of the Newborn and the Prevention of Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding: An Evidence-Based Update for Midwives”.

NARM Job Analysis Survey – deadline October 9th

AME strongly encourages you to participate in the 2016 NARM Job Analysis! If you are a CPM, you should have received a notice (with reminders) from NARM with your personal survey link. The deadline for taking the survey is October 9th. What issues and competencies are important to you as educators? Make sure those are represented in the NARM Job Analysis! In particular, AME encourages you to push for competencies in evidence-informed practice & research fluency as well as anti-oppression & cultural humility in midwifery care. This is your chance to help influence the midwifery profession!

Board Elections

Stay tuned for a special email on upcoming Board elections. An electronic vote will take place for AME members in October. We are excited for the candidates on the ballot and hope you are too!

Onward and upward, educators!