The midwife who serves as first assistant in surgery functions as a women’s and reproductive health, perinatal, and birth professional and has an opportunity to be actively engaged in the care of the client, thus enhancing the therapeutic relationship as well as adding value to the revenue stream of a practice.
The Midwife as Surgical First Assistant, updated in 2020, provides guidance to the CNM/CM who is expanding clinical practice to include first assistant services for cesarean or gynecologic surgery. This handbook supports excellence in expanded midwifery practice with a particular focus on perioperative patient care and outcomes.
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