Midwifery Education Modules, 2nd edition CD-ROM
Education for Safe Motherhood
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241547062 ISBN-10    9241547065
Order Number    19900032 Format    PDF
Price    CHF    50.00 / US$    60.00 Developing countries:    CHF    35.00
English     2007        5   pages
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Every year, more than 529 000 women and more than 5.7 million babies die before, during, or after childbirth, the majority in developing countries. The WHO is determined to respond to these tragedies and has developed seven Midwifery Education Modules to complement clinical tools and tools for management, planning and training.

The modules are primarily intended for in-service training but can also be used in basic midwifery programmes and to update the midwifery skills of other health care professionals. They are not meant to replace midwifery textbooks, but are intended for teaching specific midwifery skills in response to major causes of maternal mortality.

The modules released in 1996 have now been updated in line with recent evidence and the WHO clinical guidelines. Each module can be taught independently of the other modules. All modules are included in a CD-ROM. Teachers can use this CD-ROM as a guide to make their own notes for students.

Content of the modules
.The midwife in the community
Teaching sessions that deal with the general issue of maternal mortality, the factors which contribute to death and the importance of community participation in helping to make motherhood safer.

. Managing postpartum haemorrhage
Teaching sessions that include the physiology and management of the third stage of labour and postpartum haemorrhage.

. Managing prolonged and obstructed labour
Teaching sessions that explain risk factors and offer guidance on how to use the partograph in monitoring labour and to identify the signs of obstructed labour.

. Managing puerperal sepsis
.An explanation of puerperal sepsis is followed by sessions dealing with underlying risk factors, identification and differentiation from other conditions, prevention and management. A session on HIV and AIDS, related to childbearing women, is also included.

. Managing eclampsia
Sessions include information about hypertension, the stages of an eclamptic fit, risk factors, prevention and management.

. Managing incomplete abortion
Sessions cover factors related to abortion and discuss the role of a midwife in abortion care, with particular emphasis on emergency abortion care.

. Providing antenatal care
This module is based on WHO clinical guidelines for integrated pregnancy care and sessions cover routine care during pregnancy including screening tests, preventive measures and counselling, as well as initial management of complications.