nurse midwife


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nurse midwife

a registered nurse qualified by advanced education and clinical experience in obstetric and neonatal care and certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives. The nurse midwife manages the perinatal care of women having a normal pregnancy, labor, and childbirth. See also certified nurse-midwife.

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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One certified nurse midwife, when asked how she differed from a traditional midwife, described a year during which she had received training in such areas as anatomy, physiology, labor events, and fetal development.
Thus, patients who were initially managed by a nurse midwife either alone or in conjunction with a nurse midwife student were classified as midwife patients, whereas those who were intially managed by a family physician or family practice resident were classified as family physician or family practice resident were classified as family practice patients.
The ED nurse and nurse midwife were negligent in their treatment: They never read the lab results or reported the results to the patient or an ObGyn.

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