Community Midwifery Program

All guidelines must be read in conjunction with the Disclaimer

New and Updated Guidelines

Clinical guidelines under review remain the current endorsed clinical guideline until the review is complete.

Antenatal Care

Date Reviewed
Absence of Fetal Heart- Antepartum- see O&G guideline: Perinatal Loss
Antenatal Care Flowchart - refer to CMP Procedure manual
Antenatal care Subsequent Appointments
January 2016
Antepartum Haemorrhage
October 2016 
EPDS and Perinatal Mental Health
March 2019
GBS Screening- refer to O&G GBS guideline
VBAC and Risk Model Flowchart - refer to CMP Procedure manual

Intrapartum Care

Date Reviewed
Absence of fetal heart during labour-- see O&G guideline: Perinatal Loss

BBA October 2016
Leaving Mother and Baby after the Birth July 2016
Retained Placenta May 2016
Labour: First Stage and Second Stage- refer to O&G guidelines

Obstetric Emergencies

Date Reviewed
Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH) at Home with CMP - Access through Restricted Area Guidelines (Healthpoint  only) or contact the Clinical Guidelines Co - ordinator at KEMH December 2017

Postnatal Care

Date Reviewed
Maternal Infections September 2016
Maternal Observations July 2016
Newborn Observations   July 2016

Standard Protocols

Date Reviewed
Definition: A comprehensive set of rigid criteria outlining the management steps for a single clinical condition or aspects of organisation
Non-compliance of client with CMP midwifery standard of practice  March 2019
Clinical Handover - refer to CMP Procedure manual

Demand and Diversion December 2015
CMP Inclusion Criteria for Risk Model of Care Sept 2019
CMP Inclusion Criteria at Booking: Protocol and Procedure (previously called Homebirth Inclusion Criteria) Sept 2019
CMP Models of Care Sept 2019
Use of Complementary Therapies- Refer to O&G 'Pain Management' guideline

Structured Administration Supply Arrangements

(SASA): Adrenaline  
(SASA): Anti D (RhD) immunoglobulin

(SASA): Benzylpenicillin  
(SASA): Compound Sodium Lactate Solution (Hartmann's)  
(SASA): Ergometrine  
(SASA): Lidocaine (Lignocaine)  
(SASA): Misoprostol  
(SASA): Oxytocin  
(SASA): Phytomenadione (Vitamin K)  
(SASA): Syntometrine