Technical Skills Workshops 2011 to 2014
This page is for those educators involved in establishing and providing Technical Skills Workshops.
Technical Skills Workshops are one of the compulsory components of the Recertification Programme. Participation in the Recertification Programme enables registered midwives to demonstrate that they are competent to practise within the Midwifery Scope of Practice and thereby satisfy the Midwifery Council that they meet the standards in order to be issued with an annual practising certificate. The full Recertification Programme can be viewed on another page of this website. Click here to link to it. As part of the Recertification Programme, every midwife is required to complete a Technical Skills Workshop once in each three year period.
The Midwifery Council has defined the content of Technical Skills Workshops for the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2014. Courses will need to be sent to the Midwifery Council for approval. The document below provides details as to the desired learning outcomes, required content the criteria for approval in the form of an approval template which providers can use to assist them gain approval of their workshops.
The 2011-2014 Technical skills Workshop Template will be posted shortly.
Educators have agreed to share resources for use in the Workshops. These will be added to this page as they become available.
1 April 2011-31 March 2014
SBAR BMJ links
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Monitoring fetus in labour, Albers 2001
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Archived:1 April 2008-31 March 2011
MacLennan et al 2005
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Women & Birth, New Cascade paper 2007
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Birth Center paper, Tracy et al 2007
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BMI & lacerations, Albers et al 2006
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Minimising genital trauma, Albers et al 2007
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Non supine positions for birth, Albers et al 2004
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Evidence based midwifery, Albers 2007
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Safety of VBAC, Albers 2005
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Epidural and position, Leiberman et al 2005
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Caesarian section, Tracy et al 2007
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Epidurals & rate of spont. lacerations, Albers
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Physiological management, Albers 2007
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