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Midwifery In New Zealand
Midwifery In New Zealand
Midwifery In New Zealand
Midwifery In New Zealand
Midwifery In New Zealand
Midwifery In New Zealand
Midwifery In New Zealand
Midwifery In New Zealand
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Midwifery In New Zealand

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This is a short slide show that gives an overview of midwifery in New Zealand

This is a short slide show that gives an overview of midwifery in New Zealand

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  • 1. Aims: To facilitate discussion about midwifery in New Zealand To employ Elluminate as a means of online conferencing to encourage international networking and collaboration Your hosts: Carolyn McIntosh & Sarah Stewart
  • 2. Midwifery in New Zealand <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Ten-minute presentation about NZ midwifery </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and discussion </li></ul>
  • 3. Maternity system <ul><li>Population-just over 4 million </li></ul><ul><li>59,000 birth 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Free maternity care </li></ul><ul><li>Every woman has LMC </li></ul><ul><li>Approx. 80% women have midwife LMC </li></ul><ul><li>LMC paid by government-modules, self-employed </li></ul><ul><li>Conception-6 weeks post partum </li></ul><ul><li>May change LMC </li></ul>
  • 4. LMC midwives <ul><li>Provides: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home/clinic visits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prescribes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screening tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Referral to other health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cannualtion/perineal suturing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neonatal checks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each woman must have care plan </li></ul><ul><li>Works to Section 88 requirements & ‘guidelines for referral’ </li></ul><ul><li>Home birth 1-10% </li></ul>
  • 5. Core midwives <ul><li>Staff primary/secondary/tertiary birthing facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Support to LMC </li></ul><ul><li>In-patient women </li></ul><ul><li>whose care has been </li></ul><ul><li>transferred from LMC </li></ul><ul><li>Post natal in-patients </li></ul>
  • 6. Education <ul><li>3 year direct entry </li></ul><ul><li>1 st year- 20% clinical, 80% theory </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd year-50/50% </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd year-20% theory, </li></ul><ul><li> 80% clinical </li></ul><ul><li>Postgraduate </li></ul>
  • 7. On-going competency <ul><li>Annual practicing certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Yearly neonatal and maternal resuscitation </li></ul><ul><li>3 yearly BF update & </li></ul><ul><li>technical skills workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Yearly standards review </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Points: </li></ul><ul><li>40 elective education </li></ul><ul><li>30 professional development </li></ul>
  • 8. Challenges for NZ midwives <ul><li>Maintenance of competency </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment & retention-’elderly’ midwives </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing medicalisation </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of midwifery skills- </li></ul><ul><li>23% C/S rate </li></ul><ul><li>Litigation </li></ul>
  • 9. Resources <ul><li>New Zealand College of Midwives </li></ul><ul><li>www.midwife.org.nz </li></ul><ul><li>Midwifery Council of New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>www.midwiferycouncil.org.nz </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah’s blog </li></ul><ul><li>http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Carolyn’s blog </li></ul><ul><li>http://mymidiblog.blogspot.com </li></ul>

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