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Monday, November 15, 2010

Certified Nurse Midwife

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Becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife.

To those who want to become a certified nurse midwife, here is something that might help.

From the PRC Board of Midwifery Website:

Section 19. Registration of Nurse-Midwife.- Certification of registration may be issued to registered nurses who pass the examination for midwives: Provided, That the nurse, before being allowed to take examination show evidence to the Board of having actually handled twenty (20) delivery cases as certified to by the director or chief of a duly registered or recognized hospital, or by the proper municipal, city, or provincial health officer.

Section 20. Fees of Examination and Registration.- Applicants for examination for the practice of midwifery shall pay an examination fee as prescribed by the Professional Regulation Commission.

Section 21. Inhibition Against Practice of Midwifery.- No person shall practice or offer to practice midwifery in the Philippines, as defined in this Act, without holding a valid certificate of registration & a professional license as midwife.

Section 23. Practice of Midwifery Defined.- The practice of midwifery consist in performing or rendering, or offering to perform or render, for a fee, salary, or other reward or compensation, services requiring an understanding of the principles and application of procedures and techniques in the supervision and care of women during pregnancy, labor and puerperium management of normal deliveries, including the performance of internal examination during labor except when patient is with antenatal bleeding; health education of the patient, family and community; primary health care services in the community, including nutrition and family
planning, in carrying out the written order of physicians with regard to antenatal, intra-natal and post-natal care of the normal pregnant mother, in giving immunization, including oral and parenteral dispensing of oxytoxic drug after delivery of placenta, suturing perineal lacerations to control bleeding, to give intravenous fluid during obstetrical emergencies provided they have been trained for that purpose; and may inject Vitamin K to the newborn: Provided, however, That this provisions shall not apply to students in midwifery schools who perform midwifery services under the supervision of their instructors, nor to emergency case.

Hope this can enlightened you out there nurses who want to become a certified nurse midwife!

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