Midwifery Apprentice Handbook
The intention of this handbook is to serve as a baseline for expectations for the midwifery student experience. The cornerstone of excellent relationships in apprenticeships is communication. We all bring our history, our needs, and our wants to midwifery. My hope for all reading this manual is that the expectations laid out through these pages will serve as a catalyst for effective communication and learning throughout the dynamic relationship between a student and preceptor.
This 50 page, full-color document outlines all the details and steps of the community-based midwifery apprenticeship process in the US including chapters on appearance & conduct, confidentiality, attending births, universal precautions, postpartum care, attending emergencies, equipment, self-care, hipaa & charting, graduating, dismissal from apprenticeship, and compensation. We also include a sample preceptor/ student agreement, plus a recommenced reading list, charting abbreviations, midwifery acronyms, and the master list of related organizations, associations and institutions.
If you are a midwife, purchasing this document allows customization for your own practice and use with any and all your students.