Thursday, September 19, 2019

Preceptors’ Pointers: When is a Midwife Ready to be a Preceptor?

Q: When is a new midwife ready to be a good preceptor? How much experience should she or he have? A: In my first job as a new graduate, I was permitted to practice on my own...

Preceptors’ Pointers: How to be a Culturally Sensitive Preceptor.

Q: I’ll soon be precepting a student who is very different from me culturally. How do I establish a relationship with her that is culturally sensitive and minimize the potential for conflicts or misunderstandings? A: I would meet...

Preceptors’ Pointers: Motivating an Unengaged Student

Q: I’m precepting a student nurse-midwife who doesn’t seem especially engaged or excited about what she is learning. Any advice? A: When I sense that my student isn't engaged, we have a conversation which involves the following:...

Preceptors’ Pointers: Will Precepting Affect My Clinic Productivity?

Q: I’m thinking about precepting a midwifery student. The catch is that I’m worried that precepting will slow me down and negatively affect my clinic productivity. Thoughts? A: This is a common response and can be a...

Preceptors’ Pointers: Getting Started on the Right Foot

Q: I graduated from my midwifery program 4 years ago and was recently asked to precept a student. What support or guidance should I expect from the program, and are there any best preceptor...

The Fourth Trimester Visit Increases Utilization

Toward the end of pregnancy, we see women weekly and guide them safely through the birth. And then, after all of the attention before birth, we do not schedule a postpartum visit until several...

Tips for a Great Global Health Experience

Emma Clark, third from left with members of the Ghana Midwives Association in Ghana.

Announcing the ACNM Global Health Competencies and Skills for Midwives

The American College of Nurse Midwives Board of Directors and the ACNM Division of Global Engagement are pleased to announce the establishment of the ACNM Global Health Competencies and Skills for Midwives....

Six Key Points to Share about Immunization

A recent study of pregnant women from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found most women make decisions about vaccinating their infants before they even give birth. This means pregnant...
Like peas in a pod, quality improvement comes hand in hand with risk management.

Quality Improvement and Risk Reduction: Two Peas in a Midwife’s Pod

Quality improvement and risk management are often treated as unrelated aspects of the health care system. They are housed in different departments and operate independently rather than in unison. It is unfortunate that the work...