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Foundational Skills for the Hospital Midwife

In this hands-on, one-day program, participants will refresh their theoretical knowledge and practice foundational skills in caring for maternity patients, ranging from normal to complicated cases.

Skills will be practiced in a confidential, safe environment under the guidance of clinical experts. Realistic simulation equipment replicate a workplace environment. 

To underpin the theory, pre-reading of current, evidence-based practice is required. 

Who should attend?
This course is relevant for registered midwives caring for intrapartum women. This workshop is well suited to new graduates, midwives who are returning to work, or those who would like upskilling or refreshing of their intrapartum skills. 

Workshop topics:

  • Vaginal Examination
  • Sterile water injections
  • Episiotomy
  • Speculum
  • Artificial rupture of membranes
  • Fetal spiral electrode
  • Insertion of Balloon catheter for induction of labour (IOL)
  • Insertion of prostin for IOL
  • Epidural management
  • Infusion pumps and syringe drivers / IV lines / patient controlled analgesia (PCA)



This program will provide 7 CPD hours.

Cost & Duration


Full day, from 8.00 am - 4.30 pm


Mater Education
Level 4, Duncombe Building
Raymond Terrace
South Brisbane QLD 4101

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