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Midwife's Assistant Orientation for the Student Midwife (Revised Edition) - DVD
Midwife's Assistant Orientation for the Student Midwife (Revised Edition) - DVD

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Midwife's Assistant Orientation for the Student Midwife (Revised Edition) - DVD

This DVD has been fully re-edited to reflect North American Midwifery Practice. It is used by many American Midwifery Programs.

Now a Two-Disc set packed with great instruction and demonstrations for the student midwife.

It has been updated, improved and even added special original graphics such as the Leopold's maneuvers as well as film footage that help illustrate the various procedures and concepts that are taught in this popular film.

Disc 1: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Disc 2: 2 hours, 18 minutes

Disc 1:


1. Requirements

  • Confidentiality
  • Teamwork
  • Availability while on call
  • Personal appearance
  • Midwife's assistant birth bag

2. Duties

  • When you arrive at the birth
  • Care of the mother

3. Informed Choice

4. The Delivery

  • Role of the midwife's assitant and duties at the delivery
  • Birth setup

5. Postpartum

  • Suture setup
  • Newborn exam setup
  • Items for mother ostpartum

6. Waterbirth

7. Cleanup Duties

8. Blood Pressure

9. Leopold's Maneuvers

10. Fetal Heart Auscultation

  • Doppler demonstration

11. Record-Keeping

  • Record-keeping in an emergency

12. Emergency Medical Services

  • Calling EMS
  • Preparing for EMS to arrive

DVD 2:

13. Emergency Procedures

  • Role-playing with your birth team to prepare for emergency situations
  • Non-reassuring fetal heart rates
  • Undiagnosed breech
  • shoulder dystocia
  • Supre-pubic pressure
  • Maternal Shock
  • Postpartum hemmorrhage

14. Oxygen Usuage

  • Oxygen setup
  • Oxygen procedures
  • Maternal administration
  • Newborn admnistration
  • Checking the ambu bag
  • Oxygen shutoff
  • Free-flow oxygen
  • Newborn Suction Procedure
  • Oxygen setup with laryngoscope and intubation equipment

15. Resuscitation of the Newborn

  • Scenario #1: Vigorous newborn
  • Scenarios #2: Meconium, vigorous newborn
  • Scenario #3: Oral cyanosis of newborn
  • Scenario #4: Low respirations, low muscle tone, central syanosis
  • Neo-natal resuscitation setup

16. Intravenous Fluid Administration

  • Intravenous fluid setup
  • IV demonstration
  • Starting an IV for the purpose of administring IV antibiotic therapy during labor
  • Removing the IV

charlene-wheatley-campbell.jpgCharlene Wheatley Campbell
, BSM, MSM, LM, CPM has been assisting birthing women and their families since 1985. She received a master of science degree in midwifery from the Midwives College of Utah in 2004. She is passionate in her role as mentor and coach for student midwives around North American and is committed to helping them become Midwives of Excellence. Charlene enjoys walking in nature, singing, and spending time with her husband, Kevin, and their children and grandchildren.

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