Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Free professional development for midwives

I've just found out that the Otago Polytechnic School of Midwifery has made several professional development modules freely available to midwives.

The topics are:
  • second stage of labour
  • anaemia
  • assessing labour progress
  • mastitis
  • counselling women with unintended pregnancies
  • bedsharing with babies
The modules are short and consist of an article to read and a 10 question multiple choice quiz. If you get more than 80% of questions right, you get a certificate. Each quiz is worth one professional development point for New Zealand midwives to put towards their recertification requirements.

To access the modules, go to this website and follow the instructions.

Do you know of any other free online professional opportunities for midwives?

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ms lottie said...

Good to know if I ever get back into midi work. We need more online stuff or distance work for rural midwives. Such a bugger travelling for an hour to do courses etc. Not to mention the childcare etc.

Sarah Stewart said...

There's also the learning packages provided by the Ministry of Health about immunisation, antenatal screening etc - click here to go to

Jenny said...

Hi Sarah, I know this is quite an old post, but I found it really helpful thanks. I was wondering if you had any other tips/hints as to how to make professional development easier as I am always so busy!

Jenny said...

Hi Sarah! This was really helpful. I was wondering if you had any other tips/hints as to how to make professional development stuff easier that you could let me know about as I always seem to be so busy!

Sarah Stewart said...

Hi Jenny, Sorry I haven't responded, but am just about to write an answer to your answer in the next two days, so keep an eye open for my response. cheers Sarah