Pharmacology for Midwives

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Date(s) - 11/13/2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Metro Midwifery


Join us for our 8-hour workshop, which will prepare midwives and student midwives to be able to administer medications per Colorado’s suturing authority.

This course includes information and practice on:

  • Mechanism of pharmacological action
  • Routes of administration 
  • Medication use during pregnancy 
  • Medication use during lactation
  • Preferred medications for Colorado midwives, including the indications, therapeutic effects, side effects/adverse reactions, contraindications; incompatibilities/drug interactions; and drug administration for each medication.
  • Expectant vs. active management of the 3rd stage
  • Administration of medications through Injection, including hands-on practice
  •  Informed consent and refusal of medication or treatment
  • Medication errors
  • Transport guidelines and procedures
  • Questions, answers, discussion, and conclusion

Workshop is 8 hours long, with a 1-hour break for lunch (on your own–brown bag it or there are a number of nearby restaurants).

Eight MEAC contact hours available, pending approval.

DORA requires a MEAC approved pharmacology class within 6 months of application for the medication authority. If you are a student planning to obtain your registration and authorities using this course within 6 months of the class, please register as a midwife.

Course is taught by Gina Gerboth, MSM, MPH, RM, CPM, IBCLC.

Cancelation policy: $100 is refundable with at least 2 hours advance notice by email to

*Payment method is being updated. You will be contacted when it is available. Otherwise, plan on paying on the day of the workshop if not arranged ahead of time.


Bookings are closed for this event.