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Independent Nurse Practitioner

Independent Nurse Practitioner


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Collage of Nursing Ahmedabad Subject: obstetrics & gynaecological nursing Topic: independent nurse midwifery practitioner Presented By: Sona Modi 1st Year M.Sc Nursing

having been regularly admitted to a midwifery educational program that is duly recognized in the country in which it is located. -WHO and the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics . has successfully completed the prescribed course of studies in midwifery and has acquired the requisite qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery.Defination y A midwife is a person who.

there are approximately 900 CPMs practicing in the US. At present.Types of midwives y A Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) is a knowledgeable. . The CPM is the only US credential that requires knowledge about and experience in out-of-hospital settings. skilled and professional independent midwifery practitioner who has met the standards for certification set by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and is qualified to provide the midwives model of care.

licensure for direct-entry midwives is available in 24 states. .Conti« y A Licensed Midwife is a midwife who is licensed to practice in a particular state. Currently.

This term does not necessarily mean a low level of education.Conti« y The term "Lay Midwife" has been used to designate an uncertified or unlicensed midwife who was educated through informal routes such as selfstudy or apprenticeship rather than through a formal program. or there was no certification available for her type of education (as was the fact before the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) credential was available). . just that the midwife either chose not to become certified or licensed.

y This includes conducting deliveries under their own responsibilities & to care for the new born. supervision & advice to a woman from conception. .Job specification y As a midwife practitioner she has appropriate knowledge. through pregnancy. birth 7 the post partum period. skills & competence to provide care. labour.

the dection of abnormal conditions in the mother & child.Conti« y This care includes preventive measures. . y This practice may be in the home or hospital & should based on the best available current evidence. y The post requires effective communication & ability to provide support to the clinical lead in their area of work.

Duties & responsibilities y Professional responsibilities y Management responsibilities y Educational responsibilities y Personal responsibilities .

Skills of midwife y Promotion of health y Assessment y Managing care y Independent action y Initiating the action of others .

Conti« y Undertaking care prescribed by a doctor y Communication: y Research awareness y A team member y Keeping the law y Ethical issues .

. y developing.Work activities y diagnosing. assessing and evaluating individual programmes of care. y providing full antenatal care. monitoring and examining women during pregnancy. including screening tests in the hospital. community and the home.

Conti« y identifying high risk pregnancies and making referrals to doctors and other medical specialists. y arranging and providing parenting and health education for the woman. . her partner and family members.

Midwifery Code of Ethics y ANA Code of Ethics y Midwives Codes of Ethics y International Codes of Ethics y Essential Points y Ethics Education .

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