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Block 4: Midwifery Protocols

Started Jan 1, 2021
1 credit

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Full course description

ASM Block 4

Course DescriptionIn this course, students explore the difference between protocols and practice guidelines including the legal implications for midwives and patients. Students explore the elements that are necessary to design practice protocols or guidelines for all aspects of midwifery care: antepartum care, intrapartum care, newborn care, postpartum, and well woman care. As the North American Registry of Midwives and many states require either practice protocols or guidelines, this course is essential for student midwives learning how to draft their own upon graduation to be used in their own private practice.

Learning Objectives

Introduction to the Midwives Model of Care.

Learning objectives are identified through the linking of MEAC Essential Competencies and the NCM Degree Qualification Profile.

Learning Activities 

Read, listen to, watch assigned lesson materials.
Submit a written summary of current research.
Complete oral and/or written formative didactic assessments with final summative submission.
Identify and cite high-quality sources.
Use articulated reasoning while participating in an oral presentation, facilitated discussions and skills demonstrations.
Community engagement demonstration
Conduct an interview and/or develop a survey
Create an infographic, handout, and/or community resource.
Optional: Develop a study aid.
Complete a final exam.

Note: The clinical requirement of NARM /Clinical Skills is completed at any time throughout the ASM apprenticeship during actual clinical practice and is NOT a requirement to complete this academic course. Typical clinical manifestations of knowledge learned in this course are identified in the learning objective document above.