13th World Nursing, Healthcare Management, and Patient Safety Conference

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Track 24: Midwifery And Women Health Nursing

How Does Midwifery Work?

According to the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), midwifery practice encompasses providing health care for women from adolescence through menopause (2011). In addition to primary care, midwives also offer gynecologic, family planning, and preconception care, care for expectant mothers, care for new mothers after delivery, attention for the healthy newborn during the first 28 days of life, and treatment for sexually transmitted infections in male partners (American College of Nurse-Midwives, 2011). In addition to the home and birthing center, midwives also work in clinics, offices, and hospitals.

The practice of midwifery supports natural processes and places a strong emphasis on providing women with holistic care within the context of their families and communities. Women and midwives work together to deliver tailored, evidence-based care. If issues emerge that are outside the midwife’s area of expertise, she consults with the relevant medical professionals and refers the woman and/or newborn to specialists as needed. The majority of the clinical health personnel that attends women during labor and delivery is made up of midwives and nurses in many parts of the world. In fact, despite regional differences in the midwife’s duties and interactions with collaboration physicians, the roles of the midwife and the obstetric nurse in hospital settings are often the similar.

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The Foundation for Midwifery Practice

AWHONN supports the International Confederation of Midwives’ Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice and Global Standards for Midwifery Education, which have been endorsed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as the minimum standards for practicing midwives in the United States as of 2014. The ICM defines a midwife as a person who has successfully completed a midwifery educational program that is recognized in the nation in which the program is located, is based on the framework of the Global Standards, and is based on the Essential Competencies. A midwife also has the necessary credentials to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery and use the title midwife.

The Foundation for Midwifery Practice

AWHONN supports the International Confederation of Midwives’ Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice and Global Standards for Midwifery Education, which have been endorsed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as the minimum standards for practicing midwives in the United States as of 2014. The ICM defines a midwife as a person who has successfully completed a midwifery educational program that is recognized in the nation in which the program is located, is based on the framework of the Global Standards, and is based on the Essential Competencies. A midwife also has the necessary credentials to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery and use the title midwife.

To be registered and/or legally likened to practice midwifery in the jurisdiction in which the midwife practices, one must complete the necessary requirements.

Birth Settings and Service Providers of Choice

AWHONN promotes a woman’s freedom to choose and have access to a wide range of healthcare providers and facilities for her pregnancy, birth, and women’s health. Women have a right to equitable, trustworthy, and unbiased information about available care options so they can make decisions that are best suited to their unique needs and those of their families. A woman’s decision may be impacted by a variety of elements, including her health, her personal situation and preferences, and her family’s, culture’s, or religion’s ideals. The birth location and provider that a woman chooses should be respected by clinicians.

The Function of Nurse

In hospitals where babies are born, nurses are the primary healthcare professionals. Nurses communicate with the woman, her family, other medical professionals, and support staff. They frequently act as the woman’s advocate on the medical team and facilitate communication among its members. When a woman is transferred from an out-of-hospital birth setting to a hospital, nurses are frequently the first medical experts to meet her, assess her and the foetus or newborn, and introduce her and her family to the hospital environment. The following are some ways a nurse can support a woman’s access to trustworthy and fair information regarding care alternatives while also promoting safe and effective team communication.

  • Recognize the variables that affect a woman’s decision regarding the settings and providers of her birth.
  • Respect a woman’s preference for the birth location and make arrangements for care in a different location if necessary due to the woman’s or the fetus’s clinical condition.
  • Enable smooth and courteous care transitions when a laboring woman moves from one setting to another.
  • Include communication-related policies and procedures that reflect the interaction of members of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Recognize and respect the state licensing requirements and practice restrictions of each coworker in the healthcare industry.
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Midwifery And Women Health Nursing Associations:

  • Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association
  • American Assisted Living Nurses Association
  • Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society
  • National Association of School Nurses
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses
  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
  • Association of Camp Nursing
  • American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives

Midwifery And Women Health Nursing Societies:

  • Space Nursing Society
  • Society of Gynecologic Nurse Oncologists
  • The¬†Professional Association of Nurse Travelers
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • American Society for Pain Management Nursing
  • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: Nurses Section
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses
  • American Society of Peri-Anesthesia Nurses
  • American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical Nurses, Inc.
  • Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society

Thomas Jefferson University

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois

NIMS Nursing College, NIMS University

KGMU – King George’s Medical University

Hacettepe University

Istanbul University

Ege University

Dokuz Eylul University

Akdeniz University

Ankara University