MID - Midwifery Upskilling

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About this Course

  • Are you often working alone or in isolation in your midwifery practice?
  • Would you be confident in managing a midwifery emergency?
  • Do you need to an update on current evidence-based practice?

The Midwifery Upskilling course (MIDUS) aims to provide an overview of current practice in antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care, including discussion of complications in pregnancy and birth, and the emergency management of a pregnant woman and her baby, with an emphasis on care in the remote and isolated setting.

CRANAplus encourages candidates to apply the Midwifery Upskilling knowledge and skills learnt within the context of the policies of the employing health service.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed to meet the learning needs of the maternity health workforce (Midwives and Medical Officers) who may be required to provide maternity care in remote and/or isolated areas.

Please note; if you are not a midwife or a GP with relevant obstetric experience you are not eligible for this course – please consider the Maternity Emergency Care course as this may be more relevant for you.

If you have any queries about the course or its relevance to your practice, submit an enquiry here.

Course Deliv­ery

The CRANAplus Mid­wifery Upskilling course con­sists of the following:

  • Pre-course learn­ing and activ­i­ties that must be com­plet­ed one week before the course
    • Mid­wifery Upskilling read­ing and learn­ing activ­i­ties – approx. 7 hours of study that must be com­plet­ed before the course
  • Atten­dance at a two and a half day work­shop con­sist­ing of lec­tures, skill sta­tions and prac­ti­cal based scenarios.
  • An on-course mul­ti­ple choice quiz
  • Two indi­vid­ual sce­nario based clin­i­cal skills assessments

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course, clin­i­cians will be able to:

  • Incor­po­rate the prin­ci­ples of Cul­tur­al Safe­ty in mater­ni­ty care.
  • Demon­strate the prin­ci­ples of ante, intra & post­par­tum care pro­vi­sion with­in a remote or iso­lat­ed setting.
  • Demon­strate the prin­ci­ples of man­ag­ing com­pli­ca­tions in preg­nan­cy, labour and imme­di­ate­ly fol­low­ing child­birth including:
        • Ante­na­tal care
        • Preterm labour
        • Bleed­ing in pregnancy
        • Dia­betes
        • Hyper­ten­sion in preg­nan­cy includ­ing pre-eclampsia 
        • Cord pro­lapse
        • Breech birth
        • Shoul­der dystocia 
        • Neona­tal resuscitation 
        • Mater­nal dete­ri­o­ra­tion, trau­ma & resuscitation
        • Post­par­tum haemorrhage 
        • Retained pla­cen­ta
        • Peri­na­tal Men­tal Health issues
        • Fam­i­ly Violence 

On suc­cessful com­ple­tion par­tic­i­pants will be awarded:

  • A CRANAplus Mid­wifery Upskilling Cer­tifi­cate (Valid for 2 years)