International Confederation of Midwives. Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice 2011 Update. Importance and Impact of the Essential Competencies. ICM competency statements were endorsed and adopted by WHO/FIGO/ICN/ICM as essential competencies for Skilled Birth Attendants
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Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice
Skilled Birth Attendants
“an accredited health professional - such as midwife, doctor, or nurse - who has been educated & trained to proficiency in the skills needed to manage normal pregnancies, childbirth, & the immediate postnatal period, and in the identification, management, or referral of complications in women & newborns.”
Led by Dr. Judith Fullerton
(eg. basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care - BEmONC)
Three languages: English, French, Spanish
87 member countries
This updated Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice document will provide ongoing guidance in the
education and regulation of
the global midwifery workforce.