Four midwives

Women and Newborn Health Service

Services A – Z

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

Midwives working with labouring women

A midwife monitoring a labouring ladyContinuing 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 / Link

    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)

  • Breastfeeding education
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location / Link

    Breastfeeding education (BFHI)

    Up to 8 hours every 3 years

    8 hours minimum  breastfeeding education

    Consider WNHN breastfeeding online package

    Attend breastfeeding policy study day if policy has changed

    Every 3 years or 3 hours annually

    BFHI
    BFHI group 3

    Refer to the Professional Development Calendar

  • Compulsory in-service
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location / Link

    Mandatory training requirements

    1 day + e-learning

    • Education update
    • RRCD
    • HBLS assessment
    • Neonatal resus assessment
    • Manual tasks assessment
    • Evacuation drill and fire extinguisher
    • WAVE

       

    Annually

    Refer to the Professional Development Calendar

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

    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

  • Fetal assessment clinical update
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location / Link

    Fetal assessment clinical update

    1-2 hours

    K2 simulator – 3 traces annually and CTG interpretation session if available

    Annually

    K2MS

  • Hand hygiene
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location / Link

    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 / Link

    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 / Link

    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

  • Advanced Fetal assessment
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location / Link

    Advanced fetal assessment

    2 full days

    Initial attendance within 2 years of working/rotating to Labour and Birth Suite 

    5 yearly or if directed by Manager at performance review

    Refer to the Professional Development Calendar

  • 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 / Link

    Epidural/Spinal analgesia update

    4 hour

    E-learning package

    Every 3 years

    Epidural/spinal

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

    Neonatal resuscitation program (NRP)

    1 days

    Attend within 2 years of commencing employment at KEMH

    5 yearly or if directed by Manager at performance review.

    Refer to the Professional Development Calendar

  • Obstetric emergencies (In Time)
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location / Link

    Obstetric emergencies (e.g. IN TIME)

    1 full day

    Attend within 3 years of commencing employment at KEMH

    5 yearly (any type of emergency training/drills)  or if directed by Manager at performance review

    Refer to the Professional Development Calendar

  • Safe sleeping e-learning package
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location / Link

    Safe sleeping e-learning package

    1 hour

    Recommended for all midwives

    Disclaimer:

    The information and content in this e-learning package is based on sources believed to be reliable and accurate at the time of development (2014) The package and associated links are currently being reviewed and will be updated once finalised.

    SIDS and Kids WA is no longer operational therefore the links to this website are not active. Please visit the Red Nose website for further information: http://rednose.com.au

    Complete once

    Safe sleeping

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 / Link

    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

  • 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

  • Newborn bloodspot screening
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location / Link

    Newborn bloodspot screening

    30 minutes

    Recommended for health professionals involved in the blood sampling process

    Complete once

    NBS

  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location / Link

    Pre-eclampsia

    45 minutes

    Module within K2MS 

    Complete once

    K2MS – PE

  • 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

  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location / Link

    Shoulder dystocia

    40 minutes

    Module within K2MS

    Complete once

    K2MS – Shoulder dystocia

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.

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

    Adult IV cannulation

    2 hours

    Workshop

    Dependent on current practice

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

  • Perineal suturing
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location / Link

    Perineal suturing

    Half day

    Workshop and demonstration of clinical competency

    Dependent on current practice

    Refer to the Professional Development Calendar

  • Water birth
  • Topic Duration Information Renewal Location / Link

    Water birth

    4 hours

    Compulsory for staff working in MGP, CMP

    E-learning package and demonstration of clinical competency

    Dependent on current practice

    Water birth


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