Area of midwifery practice code NN
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 10/12/2009|
|Definition:||The codeset representing the area of practice in which a midwife spent the most hours in the week prior to registration.|
|Maximum character length:||2|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The midwifery care during the woman's pregnancy, labour and birth and the postnatal period as well as the care of the well, normal baby is undertaken in partnership with the woman, consulting and referring to other health professionals as required. This care also includes preventative measures, the promotion of normal birth, the detection of complication in mother and child, accessing medical care or other appropriate assistance and the carrying out of emergency measures.
CODE 01 ANTENATAL CARE
Care, including counselling and education of the woman, and care of her unborn baby from the time the woman's pregnancy is diagnosed until the onset of labour.
CODE 02 CARE DURING LABOUR AND BIRTH
Care, including advocacy and support of the woman and her baby during all stages of labour and during the baby's birth.
CODE 03 CONTINUUM OF MIDWIFERY CARE
Care across the continuum of the woman's pregnancy, labour, the baby's birth and the post natal period.
CODE 04 MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
Care of the mother and child following the postnatal period of 6 weeks focussing on parenting and the child's growth and development, up until at least the age of 5 years and in some cases beyond that age.
CODE 05 MIDWIFERY EDUCATION
The design, planning, implementation, delivery and evaluation of midwifery education and/or staff development programs and management of educational resources.
CODE 06 MIDWIFERY MANAGEMENT
The management of a health unit or sub-unit of a service, hospital or community health care facility providing midwifery services and care, supervising midwives and the financial resources to enable the provision safe, cost effective midwifery care within the service and monitors quality, clinical standards and the professional development of midwives.
CODE 07 MIDWIFERY RESEARCH
The design, planning, implementation and evaluation of midwifery research programs and projects and management of research resources.
CODE 08 NEONATAL CARE
Care and close observation of the normal well newborn baby ensuring the baby's continued well being, growth and development in the first 6 weeks of life.
CODE 09 POSTNATAL CARE
Care, including counselling and education of the woman and care of her baby from the baby's birth until the baby is 6 weeks old.
CODE 10 OTHER
All other areas of midwifery not covered above.
Registered health professionals on leave at the time of registration are asked to report their usual principle area of practice worked.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Registered health professional—principal area of practice, midwifery code NN Health, Standard 10/12/2009