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Postpartum Physical Assessment is a Course

Postpartum Physical Assessment

Self-paced
0.5 credits

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Full course description

ASM Block 3

Course Description: This course is designed for students to gain a thorough understanding of the physiological and anatomical changes in the postnatal period. The student will learn how to conduct a physical examination during the early postpartum period and evaluate the normal changes that occur through six weeks postpartum. The students will gain an understanding of how to assess the breasts (lactating chest) postpartum and how this relates to critical support for clients. Emphasis is placed on increasing the student’s knowledge of how to perform a physical assessment and understand abnormal findings.

This course uses current research in midwifery and obstetrics to broaden the student’s understanding of the NARM skills and MEAC essential competencies learned under clinical supervision.

Learning Objectives

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

Learning Activities

 

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Read, listen to, watch assigned lesson materials.

Submit a written summary of current research.

Complete oral and/or written formative didactic assessments with a final summative submission.

Identify and cite high-quality sources.

Use articulated reasoning while participating in an oral presentation, facilitated discussions and skills demonstrations.

Optional: Participate in a skills demonstration and/or role playing activity.

Analyze a case study.

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.