XI. Emergency Care


The following procedures may be performed by the Midwife only in an emergency situation in which the health and safety of the mother or newborn are determined to be at risk.

A.     Cardiopulmonary resuscitation of the mother or newborn with a bag and mask;

B.     Administration of oxygen;

C.     Episiotomy;

D.     Administration of Pitocin, Methergine, and/or Cytotec to control postpartum bleeding;

E.     Manual exploration of the uterus for placenta to control severe bleeding.