Jennifer's Personal Notes

Assessment Skills

A midwife is ONLY as good as her ability to assess what is really going on with the mother.  I am having fun today working on improving my assessment skills – both hands on and in multiple choice format (remember, I have my competency test coming up).

I found a fabulous resource for all those novice midwives who want to build their skills slowly at home.  Why not use an online study module?  Here is a Labour and Delivery Care Module you can study from at your own pace, or use to supplement whatever course you are using. I’m spending time in study session two – assessment in labor and improving my skills with flashcards, my model pelvis, clay cervices, an almost newborn sized doll and pillow.

Enjoy!

Jennifer Vanderlaan (Author)