AOM Emergency Skills Workshop Manual, 6th Edition
Currently available in English only in a new electronic format (PDF). It is no longer available in print.
The new version includes:
- Research evidence from 2012 to 2019 was reviewed and adapted by and for midwives.
- Core midwifery texts were consulted along with other emergency obstetric manuals (like ALARM and ALSO).
- New and updated medical illustrations are featured.
- Flow charts have been updated and a new PPH management flow chart was added.
AOM Emergency Skills Workshop Instructor E-learning
This e-learning was developed by the AOM to provide a summary of updates made in the 6th Edition ESW Manual. It also includes modules on selected clinical emergency skills described in the ESW Manual as continuing education for ESW instructors.
The e‑learning consists of the following five modules:
- Accessibility and accommodating disability in an ESW Context
- ESW updates
- Axillary traction for shoulder dystocia skill review
- Bladder filling for umbilical cord prolapse skill review
- Uterine balloon tamponade for postpartum hemorrhage skill review
The e‑learning will be available until July 31, 2020. Please note that access to the e‑learning is not automatically processed. Once you purchase the subscription, you will receive a link from the AOM for an online course invitation. You may need to set up an account in order to access the e‑learning. You are free to log in and out of the e‑learning until July 31, 2020 and to complete it at your own pace.
Please allow for two business days to receive the email with the link. If your order is placed on the weekend, it will be processed on the following Monday or Tuesday. If you have not received the link within two business days, please check your junk mail folder.
AOM Emergency Skills Exam
The exam has been updated to reflect the new manual (6th edition). Topics include: Managing Emergencies, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Antepartum and Intrapartum Haemorrhage, Abnormal Fetal Heart Rate, Malpresentation and Cord Prolapse, Shoulder Dystocia, Unplanned Breech Birth, Unplanned Twin Birth and Anaphylaxis.
Please note that access to the online exam is not automatically processed. When you purchase this subscription, you will receive an email from the AOM with instructions on how to log in and access the exam. You have two attempts to pass the exam and must achieve 90% or higher to pass.
Please allow for two business days to receive your order. If your order is placed on the weekend, it will be processed on the following Monday or Tuesday. If you have not received the link within two business days, please check your junk mail folder.
AOM ESW Participant Power Point Slide Deck
The ESW participant slide deck was developed to orient ESW participants to the different components of the ESW and to provide continuing education in emergency skills. It begins with the philosophy, goals and learning objectives of the ESW and is followed by a review of how the workshop is structured. An overview and explanation of changes made in the 6th ed. ESW manual is also included. For the continuing education component, the research evidence to support bladder filling for umbilical cord prolapse is discussed and an explanation of how to perform bladder filling is provided with an accompanying video demonstration.
AOM ESW Instructor Handbook
This handbook (previously titled “ESW Instructor Manual”) has been revised to focus on the ESW program’s teaching and learning objectives. AOM ESW policies have been removed. The cue cards and scenarios have been streamlined and revised to reflect the 6th Edition ESW Manual.
AOM ESW Instructor cue cards now include four components:
- Page references for corresponding emergency management sections
- Learning objectives
- Review points to guide instructors
- A “What’s New” section that highlights new material in the latest edition of the manual.
PLEASE NOTE, this subscription does not certify you as an Emergency Skills Workshop (ESW) instructor in Canada or anywhere. The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) and the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) are not responsible for ensuring the certification of ESW instructors. Instructors are certified to teach by provincial and territorial midwifery associations.
CAM reserves the right to cancel a subscription at any time if a subscriber is not registered with their provincial or territorial association or regulatory college to hold ESW in their province or territory. CAM facilitates access to the AOM Emergency Skills Workshop (ESW) instructor materials to certified instructors in provinces and territories outside of Ontario. CAM also ensures that these materials are accessible in both English and French.