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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Pharmacology for Midwives

Pharmacology for Midwives

Learn to administer pharmacological agents essential to midwifery care

This course worth 8 MEAC ACCREDITED CEU HOURS  will discuss treatment of conditions requiring drug therapy in midwifery care. Every midwife should regularly refresh her knowledge of a select formulary of drugs used in midwifery care, and practice the skills needed to safely use these drugs to protect the health and safety of mothers and babies in the midwife’s care in out-of-hospital settings. Midwives should also be aware of the issues regarding drug use by their clients, and updated best practice for determining risks in pregnancy and lactation.

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. Ideally 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 pickup, if needed.

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.


Washington D.C.      April 13, 2019

Boise, Idaho:   April 24, 2019

Boise, Idaho:   October 1, 2019

Contact us for information on hosting a seminar in your area


CEU: 8 hours  

MEAC Accredited


I. Overview of drug use during pregnancy and updated best practice for the midwife

II. Obtaining, storing, cold chain and disposal of drugs for midwifery use  

III. Practice in proper use of each drug, including practice injections 

VI. Indications, Contra-indications, Dosage, Side effects, Duration of Treatment, Route of Administration, Action time or half life, and Proper Storage of each of the following drugs used by midwives: 

  1. Oxygen

  2. Oxytocin (Pitocin)

  3. Lidocaine HCl 2%

  4. Misoprostil

  5. RHo(D) Immune Globulin

  6. Vitamin K1

  7. Erythromycin Ophthalmic

  8. Ointment Penicillin G

  9. Ampicillin

  10. Clindamycin

  11. Erythromycin

  12. Cefazoline

  13. Vancomycin

  14. Epinephrine (EpiPen)

  15. Lactated Ringers

  16. 5% Dextrose in Lactated

  17. Ringers 0.9% Sodium Chloride

  18. and more...


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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