This unit builds on the content of 'Working as a Professional 1' and introduces students to advanced professional practice issues in the current midwifery climate. It will examine in detail the theoretical concepts underpinning the practice of the following: episiotomy and perineal repair; advanced examination of the newborn; antenatal screening investigations and associated referral mechanisms for women; requesting and interpreting relevant laboratory tests; the options for independent midwifery practice; management of conflict in the workplace and preparation for the graduate midwife role. Opportunities may be provided to experience a range of the above topics in the clinical maternity setting.
|1.||Discuss and critique the role of the midwife in contemporary advanced midwifery practice with reference to current evidence;|
|2.||Identify advanced professional midwifery practice issues in the current climate of maternity care;|
|3.||Describe the procedure involved in performing an episiotomy;|
|4.||Describe the procedure of perineal repair;|
|5.||Demonstrate an advanced examination of the newborn in the simulated environment;|
|6.||Recognise when to conduct antenatal screening investigations;|
|7.||Describe which antenatal tests and investigations are needed in specific situations or conditions;|
|8.||Discuss the interpretations of the results of such investigations; and|
|9.||Apply the principles of conflict management to a scenario in the simulated environment.|
|Report||Written Report (2500 words)||60%|
|Essay||Written Essay (1500 words)||40%|
Examination of the newborn, a practical guide, (2nd ed).
Baston, H. & Duward, H. (2010).
Adverse outcomes in maternity care.
Edwards, G. (2004).
Books for Midwives: Edinburgh.
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