Recognizing the ongoing disruptions to available training in neonatal resuscitation (NRP), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency skills (ES) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College has reviewed its continuing competency requirements, and current course offerings and has determined how applicants and midwives may best meet the training requirements in 2021.
Applicants for registration and midwives applying to move from the Inactive to the General class, as well as practising midwives renewing their registration by the October 1, 2021 deadline have two options to provide satisfactory evidence of continuing competency in NRP, CPR, and ES.
Option 1: Complete an approved continuing competency course(s) including the in-person component.
Option 2: Complete the online components of an approved continuing competency course(s) and skills review/practice.
The addition of Option 2 is a temporary measure intended to address the fact that in-person components of courses may not be available, while recognizing the importance of ongoing skills training and the safety of applicants and midwives.
To review the options and requirements for 2021, click here.
Midwives are reminded that regardless of the College’s continuing competency requirements, the Professional Standards for Midwives (#2) require midwives to maintain competence in all areas of practice, and therefore midwives are expected to take action to address any gaps in their knowledge, skill or judgment related to NRP, CPR and ES as needed.