Saturday, June 29, 2013

Post graduate programs for midwives

To be an  Eligible Midwife you require:

To be entitled to be identified as an eligible midwife, a midwife must be able to demonstrate, at a minimum, all the following:
(a) current general registration as a midwife in Australia with no restrictions on practice
(b) midwifery experience that constitutes the equivalent of three years’ full-time post initial registration as a midwife.
(c) current competence to provide pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care to women and their infants
(d) successful completion of an approved professional practice review program for midwives working across
the continuum of midwifery care
(e) 20 additional hours per year of continuing professional development relating to the continuum of
midwifery care
(f) formal undertaking to complete within 18 months of recognition as an eligible midwife, or the successful
completion of
(i) an accredited and approved program of study determined by the Board to develop midwives’ knowledge and skills in prescribing, or
(ii) a program that is substantially equivalent to such an approved program of study, as determined by the Board.
(see more detailed information Guidelines and Assessment Framework for Registration Standard for Eligible Midwives and Registration Standard for Endorsement for Scheduled Medicines for Eligible Midwives) NMBA.

Accredited and approved programs:
Flinders University Course name: Graduate Certificate in Midwifery Duration (full-time equivalent): 6 months  GradStart code:  2GC087 CRICOS code:  071427G

MIDW9010  Investigation and Diagnostics for Midwives  (9 units)

You will also be required to complete your Midwifery Practice Review (MPR) see the ACM website for further information.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) have re-branded the "ANMC"  Codes - Competency Standards of the Registered Midwife - the Codes are now called The Nursing and Midwifery Board Competency Standards for the Registered Midwife.... please check out the webpage: The contents of the codes are all the same and will be reviewed in due course.

Caesarean Section Rates Perth WA

Here are some interesting stats... it is fascinating to note that most private hospitals have higher rates of cesareans sections - Pregnant women need to ask their private obstetricians to state what their cesareans section rate is at the hosp where they are going to birth. Remember that KEMH is a tertiary hospital meaning that more high risk women attend this hospital...therefore you would expect the cesarean section rate to be higher.....