Collaborative Management in Midwifery Practice for Medical, Gynecologic, and Obstetric Conditions
In the context of midwifery care, the midwife may need to consult with other members of the health care team to provide additional expertise necessary to meet the health needs of the patient. This document defines the concepts of consultation, collaboration, and referral.
Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice
The Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice address the fundamental skills, knowledge, and behaviors expected of a new practitioner.
Creating a Culture of Safety in Midwifery Care
This statement reviews the principles endorsed by ACNM to promote client safety and decrease the risk of adverse outcomes for women and infants during pregnancy, labor, birth, and throughout a woman's lifespan.
Definition of Midwifery and Scope of Practice of Certified Nurse-Midwives and Certified Midwives
An overview of the education and training of CNMs/CMs, including definition of scope of practice and iteration of practice settings.
Expansion of Midwifery Practice and Skills Beyond Basic Core Competencies
As science and technology advance to create changes in the delivery of health care, CNMs and CMs may desire to or be required to attain knowledge and skills beyond the basic level of midwifery practice as defined by ACNM Core Competencies. This document reviews ACNM's recommendations for expanding midwifery skills beyond core competencies.
Independent Midwifery Practice
Midwifery practice is the independent management of women's health care. Independent practice is not defined by the place of employment, the employer-employee relationship, requirements for physician co-signature, of the method of reimbursement for services.
Joint Statement of Practice Relations between Obstetrician-Gynecologists and Certified Nurse-Midwives/Certified Midwives
ACOG and ACNM believe health care is most effective when it occurs within a system that facilitates communication across care settings and among providers. OB-gyns and CNMs/CMs are experts in their respective fields of practice and are educated, trained, licensed independent providers who may collaborate with each other based on the needs of their patients.
Principles for Credentialing and Privileging Certified Nurse-Midwives and Certified Midwives
An overview of the principles that policymakers who develop language regarding credentialing and privileging for CNMs and CMs should consider.
Standards for the Practice of Midwifery
CNMs and CMs must practice in accordance with the Standards for the Practice of Midwifery.
ACNM Resources and Reference Packet on Hospital Credentialing and Medical Staff Privileging
ACNM Comments on Proposed Regulation on Medicare Conditions of Participation (December 21, 2011)
Physician Certification of Inpatient Admissions under Medicare -- ACNM Issue Brief