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Block 2: Intrapartum IV Therapy

Started Apr 28, 2022


Full course description

ASM Block 2

Course Description: This course covers the indications for IV therapy in labor and delivery, procedures for establishing, administering, and discontinuing an intravenous catheter and fluids as well as aseptic technique. Risks and complications of IV insertion and transfusion of fluids are also covered. This course is meant to cover all of the information that is provided in an IV certification class. A course with supervision by a certified IV therapy instructor may also be submitted in lieu of this course.

This course uses current research in midwifery and obstetrics to broaden the student’s understanding of the NARM skills and MEAC essential competencies learned under clinical supervision.

Learning Objectives

Learning objectives are identified through the linking of MEAC Essential Competencies and the NCM Degree Qualification Profile.

Learning Activities


Intrapartum Courses

Read, listen to, watch assigned lesson materials.

Submit a written summary of current research.

Complete oral and/or written formative didactic assessments with a final summative submission.

Identify and cite high-quality sources.

Use articulated reasoning while participating in an oral presentation, facilitated discussions and skills demonstrations.

Optional: Participate in a skills demonstration and/or role playing activity.

Analyze a case study.

Create an infographic, handout, and/or community resource.

Optional: Develop a study aid.

Complete a final exam.

Note: The clinical requirement of NARM /Clinical Skills is completed at any time throughout the ASM apprenticeship during actual clinical practice and is NOT a requirement to complete this academic course. Typical clinical manifestations of knowledge learned in this course are identified in the learning objective document above.

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