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Area of midwifery practice code NN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term380250
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 10/12/2009
Definition:Help on this termThe codeset representing the area of practice in which a midwife spent the most hours in the week prior to registration.

Representational attributes

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
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ValueMeaning
01Antenatal care
02Care during labour and birth
03Continuum of midwifery care
04Maternal and child health
05Midwifery education
06Midwifery management
07Midwifery research
08Neonatal care
09Postnatal care
10Other
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99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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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

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Registered health professional—principal area of practice, midwifery code NN Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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