Criteria for Approval of Historical Activities for CEUs
If you are submitting a Type I or II application, or
an Annual Meeting abstract for an activity that is historical in
content, the following criteria apply:
- The content must be beyond the core
knowledge or allow for new knowledge as defined in the ACNM Core
Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice
- The references should include some from peer reviewed journals
- The presentation should include implications, significance and conclusions
Please follow the format outlined in the Type I,
Type II, or Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts, as appropriate. In
addition, please include the following information, specific to an
activity with historical content, as indicated:
Approximately 40 words to summarize each presenter's
educational and research background that specifically relates to the
topic. This should include information about the presenter(s) relevant
to the proposed presentation. For example, the presenter has studied the
history of midwifery in America.
For the ACNM Annual Meeting, the abstract should include:
Summary: The overall purpose of the
presentation should be summarized in this section. Two or three
sentences that describe the presentation and the background of the
historical event being described should be given.
Rationale and Significance: Explain what is
important about the historical event and why the event is significant to
present day midwives. Include specific information on the influence of
the historical event on the practice of midwifery.
Significance of the Presentation: Explain how
attendees can apply the knowledge learned in the historical
presentation to present situations to either improve practice, influence
policy or avoid errors.
Conclusions and Implications: Include a scholarly summary of both the historical event and implications for present practice.
Summary: Write three to five sentences that describe the presentation content. Will be used in the advance program to attract attention.
At least three objectives for the session. Sample objectives for historical presentation:
1. Apply a broad historical framework to contemporary health care delivery.
2. Understand and discuss how decisions made in the past relate to the present practice of midwifery.
3. Discuss the major contribution of__________to her era and to the midwife of today.
4. Understand and discuss the impact of______on midwifery today.
Must include some current references from
peer-reviewed journals. When historical methodology is used, many of the
sources in the bibliography date from the period of study. This is
often true for many of the primary sources, but may also relate to the
secondary source material as well. The author should give a clear and
comprehensive explanation of the references and their significance to
the study so that reviewers may see that the reference material is
relevant and appropriate to the presentation.
A sample Type I Application for an historical presentation
has been developed to illustrate the criteria for approval of
historical activities for ACNM CEUs. Any questions about the criteria
should be directed to email@example.com or (240) 485-1846.