Module 2: Midwifery Skills

Target Audience

Appropriate for all levels of experience.

Course Overview

This in-depth course will give you a strong foundation of hands-on skills that are necessary for your midwifery studies and practice. Gain essential hands-on training that is required through midwifery distance learning courses, as well as apprenticeships. **All skills will be practiced with and on fellow midwifery students, except for urinary catheterization and cervical dilation checks, which are practiced on an anatomical model.

Course Curriculum

Topics covered, but not limited to are:

  • Blood pressure
  • Pulse
  • Urine dips
  • Heart and lung auscultation
  • Thyroid palpation
  • Venipuncture and injections
  • Urinary catheterization
  • Leopold’s maneuver
  • Female anatomy 101
  • Pap smear
  • Dilation, station, effacement and presentation checks
  • Pelvimetry
  • Breast exams
  • Universal precautions: Clean, aseptic and sterile technique
  • Care of and sterilizing equipment
  • Birth bag
  • Meds
  • Birth supplies kits
  • Oxygen tank setup and use

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