Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Midland Region Celebrates International Midwives Day

Midland Region Celebrates International Midwives Day with Success

Midland midwives have extra reason to celebrate International Midwives Day today (5 May), with a new midwifery emergency refresher course they have designed being approved for national roll-out.

A group of maternity educators, a subgroup of the Midland Maternity Action Group, designed the course together and it was recently approved by the Midwifery Council of New Zealand.

The course is being rolled out regionally and then shared nationwide.

“The course covers a neonatal and adult resuscitation refresher as well as four midwifery emergency scenarios; all with a primary focus,” said Waikato District Health Board midwifery educator Pip Wright.

“What that means is managing the given emergency with no other ‘assistance’ other than possibly another midwife.

“This will ensure that all midwives; no matter where they work, will keep their midwifery skills current. These skills support dealing with obstetric and neonatal emergencies in a primary setting; for example home birthing and birthing units.”

She said the Midland maternity educators share a vision to design courses that are transferrable across the Midland Region.

“This will not only enable all midwives to receive the same training wherever they are, but also means sustainable and robust ongoing education programmes for the region.”

One of the maternity educators, Gisborne midwife Kellie McClutchie attended the first course, and said it came at a good time for her, as she had to apply her knowledge to practice when dealing with an emergency situation.

“I felt I had the confidence I needed in the birth, which led to an undiagnosed pre-term breech birth,” she said.

“Even though I was very scared and shocked that a bottom was coming first, I felt confident in birthing this breech baby vaginally as I had just completed all my pre-readings and online learning with great video clips to watch.

“Mum and baby are both doing really well. I shared my experience with my colleagues on the course and at the weekly multi-disciplinary team meeting we hold.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Easter: Have A Safe Holiday And/Or Don't Mislead On Surcharges

Commerce Commission: “Businesses that do apply a surcharge must ensure people are alerted to this before they make a decision to purchase. This gives consumers the ability to decide whether they are prepared to pay a surcharge or would rather go elsewhere,” Ms Rawlings said.

“The reason for the surcharge must be accurately described and must not mislead consumers. For example a business must not claim their surcharge on Easter Sunday is because it is a public holiday, as the only public holidays over the Easter weekend are Good Friday and Easter Monday.” More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Law Foundation Report: New Zealand Going Backwards On Human Rights

Greens: A report released today, Fault lines: Human Rights in New Zealand, looked at our commitment to six different international human rights treaties and found New Zealand sorely lacking in our commitment to human rights in practice to the point we’re going backwards. More>>

ALSO:

War Prep: “Gerrymandering” The Iraq Deployment

NZ First: “On Tuesday, it was ‘up to 50 troops’ training in Australia but yesterday that number grew to 100... Given pre-deployment training and now integrated training with the Australian Army, it seems to go beyond the supposed training role our men and women are meant to be tasked with undertaking.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Inadequate Response To Sexual Violence Prevention

On combatting sexual violence, the government has finally begun to undo some of the problems that were of its own making. Early in March, ACC launched the Integrated Services for Sensitive Claims scheme – a package aimed at improving the attitudes of ACC staff towards sexual violence victims, and offering them more substantive support.

Hopefully, this will help to reverse the damage done with the insensitive, punitive ACC policy put in place by the incoming Key government in 2009, which in some parts of New Zealand, saw 90 per cent of sexual violence victims being turned away by ACC. More>>

ALSO:

Child, Youth and Family Review:

"To Help Families Get Ahead": April 1 Changes Kick In

Prime Minister John Key says Paid Parental Leave, the parental tax credit, the minimum wage and Superannuation will increase, while average ACC levies will fall, and more people will be helped in to home ownership... More>>

ALSO:

Climate: Ministers Exclude Emissions From ‘Environment Reporting'

The National Party Government has today revealed that the national environmental report topics for this year will, incredibly, exclude New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

No Retrial: Freedom At Last For Teina Pora

The Māori Party is relieved that the Privy Council has cleared the final legal hurdle for Teina Pora who was wrongfully convicted of murder and sent to prison for 22 years. More>>

ALSO:

Germanwings Crash: Privacy Act Supports Aviation Safeguards In New Zealand

Reports that German privacy laws may have contributed to the Germanwings air crash have prompted New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner to reassure the public that the Privacy Act is no impediment to medical practitioners notifying appropriate authorities to a pilot’s health concerns. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Taranaki Iwi Ngāruahine Settles Treaty Claims For $67.5mln

The settlement includes a $13.5 million payment the government made in June 2013, as well as land in the Taranaki region. The settlement also includes four culturally significant sites, the Waipakari Reserve, Te Kohinga Reserve, Te Ngutu o te Manu and Te Poho o Taranaki. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news