PDC52464 - Emergency Childbirth - An Introduction for Nurses

Course Details

Course Summary

This online Short Course provides information on imminent birthing for the general nurse, including Enrolled Nurses and Registered Nurses (non-midwife), including managing the woman in labour. The registered nurse may find themselves without a midwife at their facility or within close range as often can be the case in rural and remote areas. This may leave the registered nurse with some responsibility for carrying out routine antenatal care and occasionally the actual birth. This course introduces key principles and guidance to provide support for a woman in labour, basic antenatal cares, and safe practices within the scope of a non-midwife.

The fee for this short course will be $240.00.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit Short Course Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply For direct access to the course, visit https://cpd.cqu.edu.au/
Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work as a Registered Nurse or Enrolled Nurse.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This course provides Professional Development for health professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 10 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures
Standard Course Structure

10 hours
  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the scope of practice implications for a registered or enrolled nurse (non-midwife) caring for pregnant women
  2. Describe the legal limitations placed on the registered/enrolled nurse
  3. Develop an understanding of safe care for women during pregnancy and labour
  4. Identify resources and information for imminent birth
  5. Describe antenatal care observations for pregnant women
  6. Identify supportive measures for a woman in labour in the absence of direct supervision from a Medical Officer or Midwife
  7. Describe the care for mother and newborn immediately post-delivery
  8. Identify indications for additional and emergency care for mother and newborn
  9. Identify the principles for resuscitation of the newborn
  10.  Outline initiation of the newborn's first feeds.

Assessment

Online Quiz

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