Four midwives

Women and Newborn Health Service

Services A – Z

 
King Edward Memorial Hospital
Department of Nursing and Midwifery Education and Research (DNAMER)

Registered and enrolled nurses

A nurse sat with a patient in hospitalContinuing mandatory requirements

Requirements for KEMH midwives that require continuing renewal and regular updating.

Nursing and midwifery mandatory training

Click on each requirement for further information.

Annual renewal

  • Adult life support and AED (basic)
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location

    Adult Life Support and AED (Basic)

    1 hour

     


    1 hour

    E-learning theory package to be completed prior to practical

    Clinical competency assessed at Compulsory in-service

    Annually

    HBLS

    Refer to the Professional Development Calendar
    (compulsory in-service)

  • Emergency preparedness and fire walkabout
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location

    Emergency preparedness and fire walk about

    30 minutes

     


    1 hour

    E-learning

    Fire walkabout – unit based

    Evacuation drill and fire extinguisher training

    Annually

    Emergency preparedness

    Refer to Clinical Development Midwives

    Compulsory in-service. Refer to the Professional Development Calendar

  • Hand hygiene
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location

    Hand hygiene

    15 mins

    E-learning package to be completed by all nurses and midwives - certificate issued by Hand Hygiene Australia

    Annually

    Hand Hygiene Australia

  • Manual Tasks
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location

    Manual Tasks

    30 minutes

    1 hour

    E-learning

    Practical session

    Annually

    Manual tasks

    Refer to the Professional Development Calendar(compulsory in-service)

  • Neonatal resuscitation (basic)
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location / Link

    Neonatal resuscitation (basic)

    3 hours

     


    1 hour

    E-learning package to be completed prior to practical

    Clinical competency assessed at Compulsory in-service

    Annually

    BNR

     

    Refer to the Professional Development Calendar(compulsory in-service)

  • W.A.V.E update
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location

    W.A.V.E

    30 mins

     


    1 hour

    WAVE update annual requirement for 'at risk' staff

    WAVE practical session at compulsory in-service

    Annually

    WAVE

     

    Refer to the Professional Development Calendar(compulsory in-service)

‘Other’ renewal

  • Aseptic Technique
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location / Link

    Aseptic Technique

    30 mins (once an initial practical assessment is completed subsequent practical assessments are not required)

    Videos and posters

    Every midwife, nurse, doctor and allied health care worker at WHNS who is involved with wound management and or invasive procedures.

    3 yearly

    Aseptic Technique

    Videos/posters
    (WA Health computers only)

  • Epidural/Spinal update
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location

    Epidural/Spinal analgesia update

    4 hours

    E-learning package

    Every 3 years

    Epidural/spinal

  • Triage (EC registered nurses only)
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location / Link

    Triage

    Variable

    Prior to undertaking triage in the Emergency centre (EC). Consider RPL.

    Repeat as desired or if directed by Manager at performance review

    Refer to the Professional Development Calendar

Recommended activities

Educational requirements for KEMH midwives that are recommended as part of your role.

Click on each activity for further information.

  • Blood transfusion package
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location

    Blood transfusion package

    2 hours

    E-learning package recommended for all staff especially those working in high dependency areas

    Complete once

    BloodSafe

  • Falls prevention
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location / Link

    Falls prevention

    30 minutes

    E-learning

    Complete once

    Falls prevention

  • Pressure injury
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location / Link

    Pressure injury– prevention and management

    2 hours

    Part of WHIA E-learning. Free registration for WA Health employees using WA Health email address.

    Complete once

    Pressure injury

Optional activities

Educational activities for KEMH midwives that you may like to complete but are not a requirement.

Click on each activity for further information.

  • Female Genital Mutilation e-learning package
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location / Link

    Female Genital Mutilation e-learning package

    2 hours

    Provides information to health professionals working in maternity care to update their knowledge of FGM.

    Link to survey and certificate

    complete once

    FGM

  • Adult IV cannulation (registered nurses/midwives only)
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location

    Adult IV cannulation

    2 hours

    Workshop

    Dependent on current practice

    Refer to Professional Development Calendar and/or Clinical Development Nurses/Midwives


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