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Providing homebirth? You need annual neonatal resuscitation CPD

Ensuring you meet your requirements for continuing professional development as an endorsed midwife can be challenging at times.

Finding the information about exactly what you are required to do each year can be difficult, and endorsed midwives providing homebirth services have additional CPD needs each year.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board’s Safety and quality guidelines for privately practicing midwives (2021 update) indicates that for endorsed midwives “… 10 additional hours relating to context of practice, prescribing and administration of medicines, diagnostic investigations, consultation and referral…” are required each year.

Endorsed midwives also require a Privately practicing midwife portfolio and, for home birth providers- a demonstration of annual competencies in adult basic life support and neonatal resuscitation and training.

An update about the Endorsed Midwife Standards will be presented by the NMBA at the Australian Endorsed Midwife Conference this year, and Midwives Australia is also providing midwives who need yearly adult and neonatal resuscitation competency with the opportunity to complete both of these while they are in Townsville for the conference.

This is the first time this has been offered in conjunction with the conference and places are very limited.

For more information about regulations and requirements, have a look at;

NMBA Quality and Safety Guidelines for Endorsed Midwives

Continuing Profession Development for endorsed midwives.

And to book your place in the Neonatal and CPR workshop head over to

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