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Kate Woeber
BACKGROUND: The learning goals and evaluation strategies of competency-based midwifery programs must be explicit and well-defined. In the US, didactic learning is evaluated through a standardized certification examination, but standardized clinical competence evaluation is lacking. DESCRIPTION OF THE TOOL: The Midwifery Competency Assessment Tool (MCAT) has been adapted from the International Confederation of Midwives' (ICM) "Essential Competencies" and from the American College of Nurse-Midwives' (ACNM) "Core Competencies", with student self-evaluation based on Benner's Novice-to-Expert theory...
March 22, 2018: Midwifery
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January 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Barbara Burlon, Fabio D'Agostino, Sofia Colaceci, Antonello Cocchieri, Ercole Vellone, Maurizio Zega, Rosaria Alvaro
INTRODUCTION: midwifery records currently do not systematically collect data regarding midwifery care provided. Midwifery Minimum Data Sets (MMDS) have been developed to perform uniform and standardized data collection. AIM: to describe features, purposes and use of MMDSs in obstetrical care. METHOD: a literature review was conducted using Medline, CINAHL and Scopus databases. The following key words were used: "data set", "midwifery" and "maternity care...
July 2017: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
Carol Silber Marcus
The purpose of this article is to reconsider the manner in which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals. Mass characteristics of several common non-radioactive drugs and a number of diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals are considered. A history of the regulation of radiopharmaceuticals is presented. Conclusion: The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) should choose the membership of a Radiopharmaceutical Advisory Committee (RAC), and the FDA should contract with them to do so...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Rathan M Subramaniam, Kirk A Frey, Christopher H Hunt, Gustavo A Mercier, Lilja B Solnes, Patrick M Colletti, Yang Lu, Bital Savir-Baruch, Hadyn T Williams
This American College of Radiology and American College of Nuclear Medicine joint clinical practice parameter is for performance of dopamine transporter single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging, for patients with movement disorders. Parkinsonian syndrome (PS) consists of a group of neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson disease (PD), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), multiple system atrophy (MSA), corticobasal degeneration (CBD), and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). Accurate diagnosis of PS is critical for clinical management...
November 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
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August 30, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Maria Valentin-Welch
INTRODUCTION: The US racial profile is changing rapidly, yet the nursing and midwifery professions are not evolving accordingly. The lack of racial and ethnic diversity within these health professions negatively affects efforts to eliminate persistent health disparities. To address this issue, the Midwives of Color Committee (MOCC) of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) created a national online mentoring program in 2011 to support midwifery students of color. An evaluation of the program is reported here...
November 2016: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Simone De Leo, Elizabeth N Pearce, Lewis E Braverman
BACKGROUND: Iodine deficiency is a major public-health problem throughout the world, especially for pregnant women, and it is considered the most common cause of preventable intellectual impairment. In the United States, iodine status in pregnant women is considered mildly deficient. Therefore, the Endocrine Society, the American Thyroid Association, the Teratology Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that women receive prenatal vitamins containing 150 μg of iodine daily during preconception, pregnancy, and lactation...
March 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Maria Freytsis, Julia C Phillippi, Kim J Cox, Amy Romano, Leslie Cragin
In 2014, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) launched a project called Clarity in Collaboration to develop data definitions related to midwifery and maternity care delivery processes. These definitions are needed to ensure midwifery care delivered in collaborative care models is accurately and consistently captured in clinical documentation systems, data registries, and systems being developed as part of health care restructuring and payment reform. The Clarity in Collaboration project builds on the efforts of the Women's Health Registry Alliance (WHRA), which was recently established by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists...
January 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Cheryl Tatano Beck, Jamie Rivera, Robert K Gable
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to investigate vicarious posttraumatic growth in certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) who have struggled after attending traumatic births. Vicarious posttraumatic growth involves positive changes in a clinician's life due to caring for patients who are traumatized. METHODS: A convergent parallel mixed-methods design was used. The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) sent out e-mails to all CNM members with a link to the electronic survey...
January 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Katy Dawley, Linda V Walsh
INTRODUCTION: As nurse-midwifery practice expanded beyond areas surrounding early nurse-midwifery education programs, leaders in the profession wanted to establish a strong diverse, inclusive professional organization, a necessary step in creating a diverse workforce (defined here as open to nurse-midwives of all colors, ethnicities, and national origins) that would maintain standards, provide continuing education, and facilitate communication among nurse-midwives. This research presents historical context and organizational factors supporting and limiting development of a workforce reflective of communities served by nurse-midwives...
September 2016: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Lorena Binfa, Loreto Pantoja, Jovita Ortiz, Gabriel Cavada, Peter Schindler, Rosa Ypania Burgos, Célia Regina Maganha E Melo, Lúcia Cristina Florentino Pereira da Silva, Marlise de Oliveira Pimentel Lima, Laura Valli Hernández, Rosana Schlenker Rm, Verdún Sánchez, Mirian Solis Rojas, Betty Cruz Huamán, Maria Luisa Torres Chauca, Alicia Cillo, Susana Lofeudo, Sandra Zapiola, Fiona Weeks, Jennifer Foster
OBJECTIVE: over the past three decades there has been a social movement in Latin American countries (LAC) to support humanised, physiologic birth. Rates of caesarean section overall in Latin America are approximately 35%, increasing up to 85% in some cases. There are many factors related to poor outcomes with regard to maternal and newborn/infant health in LAC countries. Maternal and perinatal outcome data within and between countries is scarce and inaccurate. The aims of this study were to: i) describe selected obstetric and neonatal outcomes of women who received midwifery care, ii) identify the level of maternal well-being after experiencing midwifery care in 6 Latin America countries...
September 2016: Midwifery
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March 2016: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Judith Fullerton, Theresa Ann Sipe, Marie Hastings-Tolsma, Barbara L McFarlin, Kerri Schuiling, Carrie D Bright, Lori B Havens, Cara J Krulewitch
INTRODUCTION: Core data are crucial for detailing an accurate profile of the midwifery workforce in the United States. The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and the American Midwifery Certification Board, Inc. (AMCB), at the request and with support from the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), are engaged in a collaborative effort to develop a data collection strategy (the Midwifery MasterFile) that will reflect demographic and practice characteristics of certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States...
November 2015: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Mary Ellen Doherty
INTRODUCTION: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is changing the health care landscape in the United States. It is now more important than ever to understand the needs of students who are preparing for roles as health care providers. The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Student Reports from 2005 through 2014 to acquire a better understanding of student needs in light of the historic change in health care reform...
November 2015: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Margaret W Beal, Mara E Batzli, Alex Hoyt
INTRODUCTION: Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) across the United States are educated in the same core competencies, yet scope of practice varies with state regulation. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded studies published in 1994 and 2004 on the professional practice environment of CNMs, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, and developed the Certified Nurse-Midwife Professional Practice Index (CNMPPI), a 100-point scoring system of state regulation focusing on 3 domains: legal status, reimbursement, and prescriptive authority...
September 2015: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
William F McCool, Mamie Guidera, Ellie Griffinger, Dulcy Sacan
INTRODUCTION: The risk of litigation remains of concern to midwives, their practice partners, employers, and malpractice insurance providers. Closed claims analysis is a method of examining risk patterns and behaviors in lawsuits, including those involving health care practices. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate claims brought against midwives, with the intent of developing strategies to decrease the incidence of litigation. METHODS: Data were collected in joint meetings with members of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM); the American Association of Birth Centers; the American International Group (AIG), a major malpractice insurer for certified nurse-midwives/certified midwives (CNMs/CMs); and Contemporary Insurance Services, an independent insurance agency that has worked with AIG to facilitate the writing of malpractice insurance policies for CNMs/CMs...
July 2015: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
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September 9, 2014: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Elaine Germano, Mavis N Schorn, Julia C Phillippi, Kerri Schuiling
INTRODUCTION: Projected shortages in the primary care workforce underlie a need for more women's health care providers. In order to prepare more midwives to address this deficit, educators require additional clinical placement sites for students. The purpose of this study was to determine factors that influence practicing midwives to serve as preceptors. METHODS: An e-mail invitation to participate in an online survey was sent to 7658 current and lapsed members of the American College of Nurse- Midwives (ACNM), who provided ACNM with a valid e-mail address...
March 2014: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Elizabeth Cook, Melissa Avery, Melissa Frisvold
INTRODUCTION: Implementing national home birth guidelines for certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States may facilitate a common approach to safe home birth practices. Guidelines are evidence-based care recommendations for specified clinical situations that can be modified by individual providers to meet specific client needs. METHODS: Following a review of home birth guidelines from multiple countries, a set of home birth practices guidelines for US CNMs/CMs was drafted...
March 2014: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
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