3018 West Overland Road
Boise, ID, 83705

(208) 258-9251

Mercy in Action is a non-profit organization that focuses on the crisis in Maternal/Newborn/Child health care worldwide. A Midwifery School, as well as seminars and training retreats are held each year to prepare midwives, doctors, and nurses to meet the global shortage of skilled birth attendants, and to help primary health care workers prevent unnecessary child deaths. 

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Intravenous Therapy for Midwives

Intravenous Therapy for Midwives

Learn to start, manage, and discontinue intravenous fluids

This course worth 8 MEAC ACCREDITED CEU HOURS will include discussion and practice on the use of intravenous therapy in the prevention and treatment of shock. Intravenous therapy is an essential skill for midwives who will need to start IVs to manage complications in an out-of-hospital setting or while waiting for transfer, as well as the prophylactic administration of Group B Strep antibiotics during labor.

Note: Full proficiency must be demonstrated before being issued the passing certificate and CEU's for this course. Be advised that you may need to register and pay again if you do not pass. 


COST: $280
($35 per CEU hour)

$25 discount for registering more than 30 days in advance. You must register at least 10 days in advance so we have enough supplies for everyone.

Note: Idaho residents are required to pass this course with full competency no more than one year prior to licensing. Cost for Idaho residents is discounted to $200.

Room and Board-Boise ONLY: Available on site for $50 per night, includes food and lodging and airport pick-up.

There are no refunds for any reason except a birth on the actual day of the seminar. If you cannot attend for any other reason, we will gladly transfer your fees to another live seminar we teach, or convert them into a donation.


Boise, Idaho: 
April 25, 2019
October 3, 2019


Contact us for information on hosting a seminar in your area


CEU: 8 hours  

MEAC Accredited


I. Identify appropriate situations requiring an IV during midwifery care, including treatment of shock and pharmacology for hemorrhage (1 hour)

II. Identify appropriate procedure for the administration of prophylactic antibiotics for Group B Strep
(1 hour)

III. Select appropriate supplies needed for intravenous therapy (30 mins)

IV. Select veins and review sterile technique during IV therapy (30 mins)

V. Procedure for preparing, inserting the IV, setting up bag of fluid, and discontinuing the IV (1 hour)

VI. Practice Inserting , Maintaining and Discontinuing an IV first on a fake simulation arm and then on a live volunteer (4 hours)


8:00am - 5:00pm