Emergency Skills Workshop Materials

The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) works to promote and provide opportunities for professional development and continuing midwifery education. CAM is working to deliver a national, bilingual, evidence based, midwifery emergency skills program. CAM recognizes the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) role in the development of the program.

For midwives residing outside of Ontario, CAM facilitates access to the AOM Emergency Skills Workshop Manuals, Instructor Manuals and access to the Emergency Skills Exam. Topics include: Managing Emergencies, Postpartum Haemorrhage, Antepartum Haemorrhage, Abnormal Fetal Heart Rate Patterns, Malpresentation and Cord Prolapse, Shoulder Dystocia, Undiagnosed Breech, Undiagnosed Twins.

The AOM Emergency Skills Manuals and the Exam have been translated by CAM, and are available in both English and French.

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    Emergency Skills EXAM ACCESS (French)

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    MANUEL À L’INTENTION DES INSTRUCTRICES en urgences obstétricales pour les sages-femmes

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    MANUEL de Formation en Urgences Obstétricales (FUO)


ESW Recertification

Each provincial regulatory body requires that emergency skills be maintained at regular intervals. Please contact your provincial or territorial regulatory body for more information.

Where To Find Emergency Skills Workshops

To learn when and where Emergency Skills Workshops are being offered in your province or territory please contact your provincial or territorial midwifery association.