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Canadian Emergency Skills Program

Canadian Emergency Skills Programs provide continuing education in critical emergency skills within a midwifery context both in hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

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 Hemorrhage, Antepartum and Intrapartum Hemorrhage, Abnormal Fetal Heart Rate, Malpresentation and Cord Prolapse, Shoulder Dystocia, Unplanned Breech Birth, Unplanned Twin Birth, and Anaphylaxis.

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

DO NOT purchase the Bundle for Students unless you attend UQTR or MRU and are registered in the appropriate course. The manual and exam are available in French and English.

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Who to contact to learn more about Emergency Skills Continuing Education?

Regulations by Province or Territory

Each provincial and territorial regulatory body requires that emergency skills be maintained at regular intervals and is responsible for monitoring the continuing competency of registrants; please contact your provincial or territorial regulatory body for more information.