nurse midwife

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nurse midwife

Certified nurse midwife, see there.

nurse midwife

A registered nurse who has completed specialized theory and clinical courses in obstetrics and gynecology and is certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives. The nurse midwife's practice includes providing primary obstetrical, neonatal, and preventive gynecological care to essentially healthy women and their normal newborns, usually in collaboration with an obstetrician-gynecologist.
See also: nurse

nurse mid·wife

(nŭrs midwīf)
A registered nurse who specializes in midwifery; in some governmental jurisdictions, requires additional training and special licensure.
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My observation is that many obstetricians are concerned about liability issues that can be associated with coverage of other clinicians, including nurse midwives. The quality of obstetric care and collaboration would be enhanced if our medical tort system could evolve to a "just culture," ending the "blame and shame" associated with tort litigation.
But the number of certified nurse midwives - the only type of midwives eligible to be Medicaid providers - is tiny compared to the number of births the program covers.
The rate of neonatal deaths for each 10,000 live births was 3 among infants delivered by nurse midwives at hospitals, 5 for infants delivered by physicians at hospitals, and 12 for infants delivered by home births.
In addition to Stubblefield, CVCH is adding three more certified nurse midwives to its primary care team.
The statute did not define registered nurses or certified nurse midwives as licensed professionals and RNs were deemed to not be exempt from that provision.
The American College of Nurse Midwives approximately 2% of Certified Nurse Midwives are men (American College of Nurse Midwives http://www.midwife.org/index.asp?bid=277#).
Additionally, Kristin submitted a document entitled "Physician's Opinion Pursuant to General Statutes Sections 152-190a." The opinion letter was [written] by a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist, who opined, in relevant part, that Maker, on e of the certified nurse midwives who cared for the Kristin, "departed from the accepted standard of care when she failed to diagnose and repair the fourth degree tear following delivery of the fetus and at the postpartum visits." In conclusion, the author of the letter stated "it is my opinion that there appears to be evidence of medical negligence on the part of ...
The educational process and CPM credential, issued by the North American Registry of Midwives is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, which is the same organization that certifies the educational and examination process for all advanced practice nurses, including nurse midwives.
Built on more than a year of outreach and recruitment at minority-serving institutions, the federally funded PRIDE program has attracted 26 students who are training as either nurse practitioners or nurse midwives. Those students are receiving support to help them handle family pressures and feel less isolated socially and academically as students in nursing fields with few minorities.
Skilled care for maternal-neonatal health: practical guideline for nurse midwives (Hindi).
Five certified nurse midwives, or CNMs, collaborate at the PeaceHealth Nurse Midwifery Birth Center.

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