I am very interested in being a CNM/WHNP and I've seen online that CNM can be trained as a first assist during c-section. I'm wonder what kind of training or certification is involved in order to do this? Is it a standardized training or different based on the providers/hospital/setting you work in?
Thank in advance for your responses!!
May 31, '17
I can't speak directly to the CNM functioning as a first assist (solely for cesareans), however, I would imagine they would want you to get your RNFA. This would give you training in surgical anatomy, suturing, handling tissue, pre/post op order sets, etc. The RNFA programs I looked into seemed to cover cesareans as a core competency.