Description : Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care. Must have specialized, graduate nursing education.
JobTitles : Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Nurse Midwife
- Document findings of physical examinations.
- Provide prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, or newborn care to patients.
- Write information in medical records or provide narrative summaries to communicate patient information to other health care providers.
- Consult with or refer patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.
- Order and interpret diagnostic or laboratory tests.
- Perform physical examinations by taking vital signs, checking neurological reflexes, examining breasts, or performing pelvic examinations.
- Document patients' health histories, symptoms, physical conditions, or other diagnostic information.
- Initiate emergency interventions to stabilize patients.
- Monitor fetal development by listening to fetal heartbeat, taking external uterine measurements, identifying fetal position, or estimating fetal size and weight.
- Provide primary health care, including pregnancy and childbirth, to women.