ASM Clinicals

CLINICAL RECORD FORMS:

 
observer Downloadable Form Description Evaluation Rubric
10 Births as an Observer

NCMForm#1

Assistant Downloadable Form Description Evaluation Rubric
25 Prenatals Exams as Assistant
20 Births as Assistant 
20 Newborn Exams as Assistant
10 Postpartum Exams as Assistant
Primary Downloadable Form Description Evaluation Rubric
30 Well Woman/Family Planning as Primary Under Supervision
20 Initial Prenatals as Primary Under Supervision
55 Prenatals as Primary Under Supervision
25 Births as Primary as Primary Under Supervision
20 Newborn Exams as Primary Under Supervision
40 Postpartum Exams as Primary Under Supervision
151 NARM SKILLS
5 NARM Continuities of Care Form
MEAC Continuity of Care Documentation Form
10 NARM Out of Hospital Birth Forms
Birth Experience Background Form for NARM
Summary Form for NCM for all Clinical Requirements

OVERVIEW of Required Clinicals:

NARM clinical requirement

Summary of Clinical Requirements  (All clinical requirements,except for Births as an Observer, must be completed during enrollment, under the direct supervision of an approved preceptor): 

E1 & E3 Duration of Clinical Experience (minimum 2 years, but within 10 years under the supervision of the student's approved NCM preceptor):
Duration requirement begins at Date of FIRST Supervised Clinial Recorded on forms #'s 1-11 during enrollment
Ends at Date of LAST Supervised Clinial Recorded on forms #'s 1-11 during enrollment
A1 Form #1: 10 Births as an Observer (all births must have been within 10 years of taking the NARM exam. Observes completed prior to enrollment will not count towards the time requirement) May be verified by any witness present at the birth
D1 A minimum of 5 HOME births attended by the student in any role: as an Observer, Assistant or Primary Midwife Under Supervision.
D3 A minimum of 2 PLANNED HOSPITAL Births,not IP transports, attended by the student in any role.
B2 Form #2: 25 Prenatals Exams as Assistant (including 3 Initial Prenatals) 
B1 Form #3: 20 Births as Assistant
B1 At least 18 of the 20 Births as Assistant completed prior to starting Form #9: Births as Primary
B3 Form #4: 20 Newborn Exams as Assistant
B4 Form #5: 10 Postpartum Exams as Assistant
  Form #6: 30 Well Woman/Family Planning as Primary Under Supervision
C2 Form #7: 20 Initial Prenatals as Primary Under Supervision
C2 Form #8: 55 Prenatals as Primary Under Supervision
C1 Form #9: 25 Births as Primary as Primary Under Supervision 
C1b & c At least 15 of these Births as Primary Under Supervision include student's participation at at least 1 prenatal as either Assistant or Primary Under Supervision
D4 At least 10 births as Primary Under Supervision must take place within the US or Canada
C1a No more than 3 IP Transports in the 25 required Births as primary
C3 Form #10: 20 Newborn Exams as Primary Under Supervision
C4 Form #11: 40 Postpartum Exams as Primary Under Supervision
C5 & C1b NARM Form 200: Continuity of Care: All of these 5 Births as Primary Under Supervision must include Full Continuity. Each must include 5 prenatals spanning 2 trimesters, the birth, newborn exam, and 2 postpartum exams.  Only approved NCM Preceptors may sign this form in the spaces marked "Witness." No IP transports allowed.
  MEAC Continuity of Care Documentation Form: Complete one of these forms for 2 of the 5 births listed on NARM form 200 Continuity of Care (NARM Application)
D2 NARM Form 204: Out of Hospital Birth: 10 of the Births as Primary Under Supervision must be in an out of hospital setting. Only approved NCM Preceptors may sign this form in the spaces marked "Witness."
E2 10 OOH Births must occur within 3 years of taking the NARM Exam.   
F NARM Skills Form (MEAC Abbreviated Version)
F1-4 4 NARM Skills  (#'s 66,74,113,136) independently evaluated and verified by 2nd preceptor
  NARM Form 102:  Birth Experience Background Form (NARM Application)

Conversion to semester credit hours:  30 clinical contact hours = 1 credit hour

Clinical Contact Hours to Credits Calculation:

  minimum Required Time / Visit total contact hours total credits

Birth as Observer

10 N/A N/A N/A

Initial Prenatal Visit as Assistant

3 1 hour 3 .10
Prenatal Visit as Assistant 22 30 minutes 11 .37
Birth as Assistant 20 12 hours 240 8.00
Newborn Exam as Assistant 20 30 minutes 10 .33
Postpartum Exam as Assistant 10 1 hour 10 .33
Well Woman/ Family Planning as Primary under Supervision 30 30 minutes 15 .50
Initial Visit as Primary under Supervision 20 1 hour 20 .67
Prenatal Visit as Primary under Supervision 55 30 minutes 27 .92
Birth as Primary under Supervision 25 24 hours 600 20.00
Newborn Exam as Primary under Supervision 20 30 minutes 10 .33
Postpartum Exam as Primary under Supervision 40 1 hour 40 1.33
subtotal:     986.5 32.88
NARM Skills 151 see table below 517.5 credit awarded in academics
Totals:     1504 32.88

Clinical Contact Hours Awarded for NARM Skills: NARM skills training includes three steps: demonstration by the preceptor, Practice by the Student, and Evaluation of the Student’s skills by the Preceptor. As these take place in a clinical setting, these are awarded clinical contact hours. The average time for each of these 151 NARM skills to be demonstrated is 40 minutes, to be practiced is 122 minutes, and to be evaluated is 42 minutes. The average time spent on each NARM Skill is 204 minutes (3 hours, 24 minutes).

NARM Skills Areas: Number of NARM skills Skills requiring 2nd evaluation Demonstration time in minutes per skill Practice time in minutes per skill Evaluation time in minutes per skill Total time spent in minutes per section
I. Midwifery Counseling, Education and Communication 20   35 105 35 3500
II. General Healthcare Skills 44   30 90 30 6600
III. Maternal Health Assessment 27 2 35 105 35 4815
IV. Labor, Birth and Immediate Postpartum 39   60 180 60 11730
V. Postpartum 9 1 50 150 50 2310
VI. Well-Women Care 9 1 30 90 30 1350
VII. Well-Baby Care 3   50 150 50 750
Totals: 151 4     Total contact minutes: 31055
          hours: 517.5

INSTRUCTIONS for Completing Clinical Record Forms:

Download printable instruction page here

Each NCM Clinical Record Form lists the scope of the skill, the student role, the type of preceptor supervision required, the skill demonstration by the student necessary for the student to receive credit, and any other special requirements.  The Student records completion of clinicals on the NCM Clinical Record Forms.  Include student name on each form. Entries should be made in Chronological order and printed clearly. The Preceptor must sign, not initial, every line.   Students should not start a new page for each form each trimester, but should fill a master of each form. Student participation at clinicals is at the discretion of the preceptor.

Trimesterly Reporting of Completed Clinicals to NCM: Student submits photocopies of updated forms at the end of each trimester to document progress, and retains the original forms to continue filling-in.  All clinical submissions must be accompanied by a Student-Preceptor Evaluation Form for each preceptor.

Guidelines for Verifying Documentation of Clinical Experience: The Student and Preceptor must follow the guidelines in NARM's Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) online, including but not limited to the following: Student's and Preceptor's care at the encounter must be reflected on the client's chart via name or initials, in case of audit.   The Student must have access to the original client charts for all births and procedures documented.  The original client charts shall be kept by the preceptor. Client confidentiality must be protected by identifying them on these Clinical Record Forms with a unique client code under “Client # or Code,” to reference the client chart, using one code for each client pregnancy.

Order of Completion:  At least 18 of the 20 Births as Assistant (Form #3) must be completed prior to beginning Births as a Primary Midwife under Supervision (Form #9).  The rest of the forms do not need to be completed in any specific order and it is up to the discretion of the preceptor as to whether the student is competent enough to act as Primary Midwife under Supervision  at clinicals.  All forms need to be completed prior to applying for permission to take the NARM Exam.

Credit: Simply being present at or participating in a clinical activity does not guarantee that a student will be given credit for it. The Preceptor will only sign off a clinical when the student has demonstrated the minimum required skill competency level to the preceptor's satisfaction, as appropriate for the individual skills as defined on each clinical record form for each entire clinical experience (Active Participation for Assists vs. Mastery for Primaries).  With the exception of 10 Birth Observes, work done prior to enrollment, or with someone who is not the student’s official NCM preceptor at the time the work was done will not be eligible to satisfy program requirements. Students may submit additional clinicals beyond NCM requirements.  These extra clinicals and clinical contact hours will be listed on the student transcript; however credit is only given for required clinicals.

Birth Experience in Specific Settings:  Of all the births a student attends during training (as Observer, Assistant, or Primary Midwife under Supervision), at least 2 must be planned hospital births (these cannot be intrapartum transports but may be antepartum referrals) and 5 must be home births. At least 10 births as Primary under Supervision must be completed within the US or Canada.

Out of Country Clinicals: When completing NARM Exam application materials, NCM students are not required to submit Out of Country (OOC) Birth Sites Form 230 listed on NARM Forms 200 and 204.

Time Frames: Clinical Experience documented on these forms must span at least 2 years. NCM begins counting these two years with the date of the first clinical entered on forms #1-11 that occurred during enrollment and under the direct supervision of an approved preceptor.  All clinicals must occur within 10 years prior to the student's passing the NARM exam, and 10 of the experiences reported on NARM Out of Hospital Birth Documentation Form 204 must take place no earlier than 3 years prior to the NARM exam.

Direct Supervision: (Required for all clinicals, except for the “10 Birth Observes”).The preceptor must be physically present and in control at all times during the entire activity, must catalyze the important decision making processes, elicit the student’s rationales for her/his decisions, and oversee the student’s charting. Preceptors may ONLY sign off experiences which she/he personally directly supervised and witnessed.

Active Participant/Participation: (This is the required demonstration of competence necessary for student to receive credit for all Clinicals as “Assistant.”) The student must be actively involved in the clinical activity, including, but not limited to charting, hands-on assisting, & participation in management decisions. As an assistant the student will learn through active involvement to perform the clinical skills of a midwife during all stages of pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum mother and newborn care. Student readiness for serving as Primary Under Supervision at a clinical exam or birth is at the discretion of the supervising preceptor, and may require more than the minimum number of experiences as Assistant Under Supervision listed on the forms. 

Mastery: (This is the required demonstration of competence for all NARM Skills and Clinicals the student attends as “Primary Midwife under Supervision.”) The student must demonstrate competent and confident provision of safe, evidence-based midwifery care for the individual Clinical Skills including: Etiology, sequelae, appropriate management and follow-up for the individual patient, appropriate times and reasons for consult and referral, access to relevant resources and information, complete, thorough and timely record keeping, appropriate, professional, and compassionate management of every task involved, receptiveness and responsiveness to patient's concerns, explanation of midwifery decisions and actions as they relate to possible outcomes and their wider impact, based on the Midwives Model of Care®.

 Documentation of Clinical Experience and Client Charts:

  • Use NCM Clinical Record forms to summarize student experience.  Do not send client charts to National College of Midwifery unless specifically requested to do so or in case of audit.
  • NARM (not NCM) will require copies of some client charts: For the NARM Exam application all applicants must submit 2 complete charts for the Continuity of Care births listed on NARM Form 200. NARM reserves the right to request the other 3 charts.
  • Student's and Preceptor's care at the encounter must be reflected on the client's chart via name or initials.
  • The Student must have access to the original client charts for all births and procedures documented.  The original client charts shall be kept by the preceptor.
  • Client confidentiality must be protected by identifying them on these Clinical Record Forms with a Unique Client Code under “Client # or Code,” to reference the client chart, using one code for each client pregnancy.  The same Unique Client Code used on NARM or NCM Clinical Record Forms must replace the patient/client's "individually identifiable health information" on all copies of charts sent to NARM or NCM (see HIPAA guidelines: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/summary/privacysummary.pdf )
  • The Student and Preceptor must follow the guidelines in NARM's Candidate Information Bulletin online: http://narm.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/CIB0612.pdf 7/17/13

ASM Clinical Requirements Descriptions:

Observer

Clinicals Completed in the role of an Observer:
No Direct Supervision.  Attendance may be verified by any witness who was present at the birth.
Student Demonstration necessary to receive credit: The student's presence at the birth in any capacity.

10 Births as an Observer (NCM Clinical Record Form #1)
(Must include 2 Planned Hospital Births -may NOT be IP Transports)
This is the only clinical requirement that can be done prior to enrollment, and without the direct supervision of an NCM preceptor.  The student must attend 10 births in any setting in any capacity (observer, doula, family member, friend, beginning apprentice, etc.). Attendance may be verified by any witness who was present at the birth. These 10 Births may take place prior to OR during enrollment at NCM, but must be no more than 10 years prior to the student sitting the NARM Exam.  Although Observes completed prior to enrollment and not under the direct supervision of an approved preceptor will be accepted, they will not count towards the minimum 2 year time span requirement.

Assistant

Clinicals Completed as an Assistant to the Primary Midwife:
Requires Direct Supervision by the Student’s approved NCM Preceptor.
Student Demonstration necessary to receive credit: Active Participant* (see definition in Evaluation Rubric)

25 Prenatal Exams as an Assistant under Supervision (NCM Clinical Record Form #2)
A Prenatal consists of most of the following, but is not limited to: Preparation, chart review,  weight, blood pressure, pulse, Fetal Heart Tones, Baby's position, evaluation of size for dates, education and counseling for gestational age specific topics, any necessary labwork, education and counseling for any discomforts, evaluation for need for referral to social or medical resources, charting by SOAP method, cleanup, arrangement for next visit, filling out referral forms and lab slips. 
Estimated time per visit: 30 minutes.
(These must include at least 3 Initial Prenatals)
Initial Prenatal consists of most of the following, but is not limited to: The same items as a regular prenatal, PLUS intake interview, history (medical, gynecological, family) and a complete physical examination. These items may take place over several visits, but are counted by the student as one Initial Prenatal.
Estimated time per visit: 1 hour.

20 Births as an Assistant under Supervision (NCM Clinical Record Form #3)
A Birth as Assistant Under Supervision consists of most of the following, but is not limited to: Set-up, assistance to the midwife in whatever she requests, assisting the mother and her family, participating and learning about charting, evaluating pre-labor, practicing admission evaluation and admission procedures, keeping track of progress and normalcy of labor, practicing taking and charting vital signs, counting baby's heartbeat, practicing evaluating FHT, practice providing comfort measures, preparing and coaching mother for actual birth, preparing mother's partner to provide comfort measures or to participate in delivery, practice assisting with the birth and placenta, practice evaluating newborn response and vitals, practice assisting with newborn exam, evaluating the placenta for normalcy, practice with the establishment of immediate breastfeeding, assisting midwife with clean-up, sterilizing, repairing, restocking, re-ordering equipment, making plans for follow-up visit. At least 18 of these must be completed prior to beginning births as primary under supervision.
A MAXIMUM of 2 of these births may be IP Hospital Transports.
Estimated time per birth assist: 12 hours.

20 Newborn Exams as Assistant (NCM Clinical Record Form #4)
A Newborn Exam consists of most of the following, but is not limited to: Apgar, gestational age assessment, reflexes, head to toe physical, application of erythromycin to the eyes and injection of vitamin K, metabolic screening, referral for hearing screening, referral for pediatric follow-up, weight and measurements, foot-printing, birth certificate, souvenir certificate for parents, registration for social security and Medicaid.
These exams must be done within 12 hours of the birth.
Estimated time per visit: 30 min.

10 Postpartum Exams as Assistant (NCM Clinical Record Form #5)
A Postpartum Visit to Mother and Baby consists of most of the following, but is not limited to: Preparation, chart review for follow up on such things as the need for RhoGAM and ABO incompatibility, etc, check baby weight gain, physical assessment and vitals, assessment of lochia, counseling regarding breastfeeding/bottle-feeding, counseling and education for mother and family regarding nutrition for mother and baby, any necessary lab work, education and counseling for any discomforts, evaluation for referral to social and/or medical resources, evaluation of baby for dehydration, answering parent's questions, check health of umbilical cord and removal of clip if necessary, check healing of any stitches/ tears, evaluation for need for referral to social or medical resources, charting by SOAP method, cleanup, arrangement for next visit, filling out any necessary referral forms and lab slips. 
These visits must be done between 12 hours and 6 weeks following the birth. 
Estimated time per visit: 1 hour.

Primary

Clinicals Completed as Primary Midwife Under Supervision:
Requires Direct Supervision by the Student’s approved NCM Preceptor.
Student Demonstration necessary to receive credit: Mastery* (see definition)

30 Well Woman/Family Planning as Primary under Supervision
 (NCM Clinical Record Form #6)
A well woman exam consists of most of the following, but is not limited to: Preparation, chart review, complete physical assessment including, but not limited to: Bimanual exam to screen for colorectal and endometrial cancer; pap smear; collection of samples for STIs; breast exam; and counseling on the following items: family planning; prevention and detection of STIs; nutrition and exercise relating to bone density; hormonal changes and physical and mental comfort measures relating to the interconceptual period and menopause; and attention to general social, physical and emotional well-being, charting, and cleanup.
Student mastery of the PAP smear/STI sample is required.
Estimated time per visit: 30 min.

20 Initial Prenatals as Primary under Supervision (NCM Clinical Record Form #7)
An Initial Prenatal consists of most of the following, but is not limited to:  Preparation, chart review,  intake interview, history (medical, gynecological, family), complete physical examination, weight, blood pressure, pulse, Fetal Heart Tones, Baby's position, evaluation of size for dates, education and counseling for gestational age specific topics, any necessary labwork, education and counseling for any discomforts, evaluation for need for referral to social or medical resources, charting by SOAP method, cleanup, arrangement for next visit, filling out referral forms and lab slips. These items may take place over several visits, but are counted by the student as one Initial Prenatal.
Estimated time per visit: 1 hour.

55 Prenatals as Primary under Supervision (NCM Clinical Record Form #8)
A Prenatal consists of most of the following, but is not limited to: Preparation, chart review,  weight, blood pressure, pulse, Fetal Heart Tones, Baby's position, evaluation of size for dates, education and counseling for gestational age specific topics, any necessary lab work, education and counseling for any discomforts, evaluation for need for referral to social or medical resources, charting by SOAP method, cleanup, arrangement for next visit, filling out referral forms and lab slips. 
Estimated time per visit: 30 min.

25 Births as Primary under Supervision (NCM Clinical Record Form #9)
At least 18 Births as Assistant under Supervision must be completed prior to beginning this form.
15 births must include at least 1 prenatal. (5 must include full continuity of care and must additionally be recorded on NARM Continuity of Care-Practical Experience Form 200).
A MAXIMUM of 3 of these births may be Intrapartum Transports to Hospital. 
At least 10 births as Primary under Supervision must be completed within the US or Canada.  
Births as Primary Under Supervision means that the apprentice demonstrates the ability to perform all aspects of midwifery care to the satisfaction of the preceptor, who is physically present and supervising the apprentice’s performance of skills and decision making. The apprentice is present for all stages of labor and delivery, and immediate postpartum, makes all clinical decisions for all stages of labor and delivery, and immediate postpartum, is able to articulate the rationales for these decisions, and charts or directs the charting of all stages of labor and delivery, and immediate postpartum.
Estimated time per birth: 24 hours.

20 Newborn Exams as Primary under Supervision (NCM Clinical Record Form #10)
A Newborn Exam consists of most of the following, but is not limited to: Apgar, gestational age assessment, reflexes, head to toe physical, application of erythromycin to the eyes and injection of vitamin K, metabolic screening, referral for hearing screening, referral for pediatric follow-up, weight and measurements, foot-printing, birth certificate, souvenir certificate for parents, registration for social security and Medicaid.
This exam must be done within 12 hours of birth.
Estimated time per visit: 30 min.

40 Postpartum Visits as Primary under Supervision (NCM Clinical Record Form #11)
A Postpartum Visit to Mother and Baby consists of most of the following, but is not limited to: Preparation, chart review for follow up on such things as the need for RhoGAM and ABO incompatibility, etc, check baby weight gain, physical assessment and vitals, assessment of lochia, counseling regarding breastfeeding/bottle-feeding, counseling and education for mother and family regarding nutrition for mother and baby, any necessary lab work, education and counseling for any discomforts, evaluation for referral to social and/or medical resources, evaluation of baby for dehydration, answering parent's questions, check health of umbilical cord and removal of clip if necessary, check healing of any stitches/ tears, evaluation for need for referral to social or medical resources, charting by SOAP method, cleanup, arrangement for next visit, filling out any necessary referral forms and lab slips. 
These visits must be done between 12 hours and 6 weeks following the birth.
Estimated time per visit: 1 hour.

NARM Skills (NCM’s MEAC Abbreviated NARM Skills Form)
NARM Skills on this form must be completed as directed in Pam Weaver and Sharon Evans book, Practical Skills Guide for Midwifery. NARM Skills background is taught within the academic courses, but preceptor demonstration, student practice and evaluation of the student takes place in a clinical setting.  4 skills require the separate evaluation of two preceptors.
Estimated clinical time spent on each NARM Skill: 3 hours, 24 minutes.

 

Additional Clinical Forms Required:

NARM Form 204: Out of Hospital Birth:
10 of the Births as Primary under Supervision must be in an out of hospital setting, and must occur within 3 years of taking the NARM Exam.   Only approved NCM Preceptors may sign this form in the spaces marked "Witness."

These forms may be filled with clinicals that have already been entered on NCM Primary Midwife under Supervision Forms #'s 7-11. (Please use NARM's official versions of these forms and read the instructions carefully, as these will be part of the student's NARM Exam Application). MEAC students are not required to submit Out of Country (OOC) Birth Sites Form 230 listed on Forms 200 and 204.

NARM Form 200: Continuity of Care:
All of these 5 Births as Primary under Supervision must include Full Continuity. Each must include 5 prenatals spanning 2 trimesters, the birth, newborn exam, and 2 postpartum exams.  Only approved NCM Preceptors may sign this form in the spaces marked "Witness."

MEAC Continuity of Care Documentation Form

This form must be filled out for only 2 of the 5 Continuity of Cares listed on NARM form 200 Continuity of Care.

(Send these 2 forms to NARM with your NARM Exam Application instead of client charts-DO NOT SEND CLIENT CHARTS, unless you asked specifically for them)

Client confidentiality must be protected-see HIPAA guidelines:http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/summary/privacysummary.pdf

This form may be filled with clinicals that have already been entered on NCM Primary Midwife under Supervision Forms #'s 7-11. (Please use NARM's official versions of these forms and read the instructions carefully, as these will be part of the student's NARM Exam Application). MEAC students are not required to submit Out of Country (OOC) Birth Sites Form 230 listed on Forms 200 and 204.

NARM Form 102:  Birth Experience Background Form
Use the births from forms #1, 3 and 9 to fill in this form.
Please note: on this form in the line "Number Observed," list the births from Form #1:10 Births as an Observer. 
In the line, "Number Active Participant," list the births from Form #3: 20 Births as an Assistant under Supervision. 
In the lines, "Number Primary under Supervision" and "Number Primary/Co-Primary" use Form #9: 25 Births as Primary Under Supervision, divided in the following way:  In the spaces for "Number Primary Under Supervision," list 20 of these births with a maximum of 2 IP transports. In the spaces for "Number Primary/Co-Primary," list the remaining 5 of these births with a maximum of 1 IP transport.

 

CLINICAL REQUIREMENT SUMMARY SHEET (NCM Clinical Record Form #12)
Use this form to summarize completion of all NCM and NARM clinical requirements.

CLINICAL EVALUATION RUBRICS, including requirements for Preceptor Supervision & Student Performance:

Observer

Student Role: Observer
Preceptor Supervision Required: No supervision-Any witness can provide verification.
Student Demonstration necessary to receive credit: Presence-The student's presence at the birth in any capacity.

Assistant

Student Role: Assistant to Primary Midwife 
Preceptor Supervision Required: Direct Supervision - The preceptor must be physically present and in control at all times during the entire activity,must catalyze the important decision making processes, elicit the student’s rationales for her/his decisions, and oversee the student’s charting. Preceptors may ONLY sign off experiences which she/he personally directly supervised and witnessed.
Student Demonstration necessary to receive credit: Active Participation-The student must be actively involved in the clinical activity, including, but not limited to charting, hands-on assisting, & participation in management decisions. 
Please Note: As an assistant the student does not need to acheive mastery, but simply needs to be actively involved.  Through Clinicals as Assistant, the student learns through active involvement to perform the clinical skills of a midwife during all stages of pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum mother and newborn care. Student readiness for serving as Primary Under Supervision at a clinical exam or birth is at the discretion of the supervising preceptor, and may require more than the minimum number of experiences as Assistant Under Supervision  listed on the forms.
No Credit Awarded: The student arrived too late to be involved in clinical activity, or the student's participation was grudging, or the student did not follow the preceptor's instructions, or the student did not actively assist the preceptor and was in effect an observer,the student acted in another capacity besides midwife trainee, such as a doula, or the student's actions were illegal/disruptive/led to increased difficulty for the preceptor, birthing mother, baby or family

 

Primary

Student Role: Primary Midwife under Supervision
Preceptor Supervision Required: Direct Supervision - The preceptor must be physically present and in control at all times during the entire activity,must catalyze the important decision making processes, elicit the student’s rationales for her/his decisions, and oversee the student’s charting. Preceptors may ONLY sign off experiences which she/he personally directly supervised and witnessed.
Student Demonstration necessary to receive credit: Mastery-The student must demonstrate competent and confident provision of safe, evidence-based midwifery care for the individual Clinical Skills including: Etiology, sequelae, appropriate management and follow-up for the individual patient, appropriate times and reasons for consult and referral, access to relevant resources and information, complete, thorough and timely record keeping, appropriate, professional, and compassionate management of every task involved, receptiveness and responsiveness to patient's concerns, explanation of midwifery decisions and actions as they relate to possible outcomes and their wider impact, based on the Midwives Model of Care®.
Please Note: This rubric does not mention "catching the baby" as this is not a requirement for credit. Often the father, another assistant, another midwife, another student midwife, a family member, or the mother herself will catch the baby. This does not take away from the role the midwife or student midwife as primary under supervision plays.
No Credit: The student is not able to manage the labor and delivery in the manner that a well-trained midwife could be reaonably expected to. The student does not demonstrate a majority of the items listed in the "credit awarded" column. A decision/action made by the student could have led to injury of client/baby. Decisions/actions do not follow midwifery practice guidelines/midwifery model of care.

 

RUBRIC FOR STUDENT DEMONSTRATION OF MASTERY OF CLINICAL/NARM SKILLS

(Student demonstration to Mastery-level is required for credit for clinicals completed as primary under supervision and for NARM skills)
(c) A. Khamsamran 9/1/2015 MASTERY Not Yet Mastered (No Pass)
Knowledge Student is able to correctly discuss the importance of the skill, its appropriate use, times when it should not be used, use of appropriate equipment and charting, its appropriateness to midwifery practice. Student is not able to correctly and comprehensively discuss the importance of the skill as appropriate to midwifery practice.
Awareness Etiology, sequelae, appropriate management and follow-up for the individual patient. Student is not able to address the skill as related to the individual patient.
Safety Student demonstration of the clinical skill shows student grasp of safety issues, client comfort, midwifery practice guidelines, and the laws of the jurisdiction. Appropriate times and reasons for consult and referral, access to relevant resources and information. Student demonstration of the clinical skill shows the student does not have a grasp of the full safety issues, client comfort, appropriate use, or practice guidelines /laws. Does not know when/how/why to refer the patient to another practitioner. Unable to find access to relevant resources or information.  A decision/action made by the student could have led to injury of client/baby. Decisions/actions do not follow midwifery practice guidelines/midwifery model of care.
Responsiveness Receptiveness and responsiveness to patient's concerns, explanation of midwifery decisions and actions as they relate to possible outcomes and their wider impact, based on the Midwives Model of Care®. Student is unable to correctly address patient questions or to explain decisions as they relate to Midwives Model of Care ®.
Competence Student demonstration of the clinical skill shows a level of competence equal to that of a resonable and well-trained practitioner. Student is unable to correctly, or independently demonstrate the skill. 
Confidence Student demonstration of the clinical skill shows a level of comfort with the skill equal to that of a reasonable and well-trained practitioner. Student demonstrates fear or hesitancy or incomplete ability in their completion of the skill. 
Charting/ Documentation Student knows and practices appropriate charting procedures related to the skill. Student does not know/use appropriate charting procedures related to the skill.
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