Well what an amazing way to celebrate the International Day of the Midwife. No better way than spending it with a group of nurse/midwife tecnicians who deliver care in the remote health centres of Malawi. We spent the day together updating on clinical emergency skills around birth. It was great to hear their experiences and also to hear them discussing how they would/ had managed different situations. It is again humbling to realise the traumatic situations these men and women are experiencing in their practice almost on a weekly basis. Also great to see so many men midwives there are here, we have a way to go Scotland!
Internet as ever is challenging so may be some time before we post again. The next few days hold workshops around CPD training to develop a curriculum as well as work on assessment documents for this.
Liz Treasure & Jane Geddes