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The role of CNMs in abortion care - page 3

Hello I am wondering if there is any programs that educate/train midwives in abortion care. There are currently six states which allow NPs to perform procedures. I am wondering if abortion care is... Read More

  1. Visit  NJprisonrn profile page
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    I wrote a paper about this last semester. WHO feels that mid level providers are fully capable of performing early term abortions, both medical and aspiration. As there is a shortage of these providers, I feel that APN scope of practice should include this. Would I want to perform them? Maybe not. But it is certainly something that an APN can do.
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  2. Visit  mz_marit profile page
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    I would like to be an abortion provider after finishing women's health NP school in one of the few states where there are no physician only laws - I'm happy to field questions for anyone interested in doing this, as I've researched it quite a bit. - ALSO presently no schools offer this as part of training, but ANSIRH's work is great and keep abreast as to what's happening legislatively in California regarding mid levels doing abortion care.

    Carrying a pregnancy to term is far more dangerous/complicated than doing a first trimester abortion. This is totally within scope of practice and I'm excited to see more people interested in it. With few MDs doing abortion care, we need more engaged, excited NPs/CNMs providing!
  3. Visit  NJprisonrn profile page
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    Good for you mz-marit! We need open minded clinicians like yourself. Abortion is an important service, though people do not like to talk about it. I applaud you for stating your desire and I hope that you get to do exactly as you plan. Thank you for stepping up.
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  4. Visit  gypsyd8 profile page
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    Quote from cthomson
    Actually, i currently work at Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette. CNMs do perform surgical and medical abortions. It depends on the state
    I am interested in receiving appropriate training and would consider A DNP/CNM pathway if I were able to provide full abortion services.
  5. Visit  gypsyd8 profile page
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    Quote from mz_marit
    I would like to be an abortion provider after finishing women's health NP school in one of the few states where there are no physician only laws - I'm happy to field questions for anyone interested in doing this, as I've researched it quite a bit. - ALSO presently no schools offer this as part of training, but ANSIRH's work is great and keep abreast as to what's happening legislatively in California regarding mid levels doing abortion care.

    Carrying a pregnancy to term is far more dangerous/complicated than doing a first trimester abortion. This is totally within scope of practice and I'm excited to see more people interested in it. With few MDs doing abortion care, we need more engaged, excited NPs/CNMs providing!

    I would also like to be an abortion provider. After reading the responses on this thread, I think it would be more appropriate for me to go for a DNP women's health or family practice instead of the CNM route. I have to do more research and find a good program (and pay off student loans!) before I commit though.
  6. Visit  gypsyd8 profile page
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    Quote from partera
    I'm in the school of nursing at OHSU and I have been told that at OHSU, if someone were to stay on for the DNP portion of study (currently offered, not required), the student is required to pick an area in which to focus for their additional study; examples suggested to me were ultrasound, long-term management of abnormal paps, C-section first assist, providing surgical abortion, etc. Selecting your study field would be contingent upon having a preceptor that would be willing to work with you during your DNP terms.

    So, to answer your question, I think you *could learn surgical abortion at that program, because CNMs can legally provide surgical abortions in OR and it could be the additional scope of practice you hoped to gain competency in during your DNP year. However, aspiration abortion is not included in the Master's level CNM program at OHSU.

    I was looking at the post master's DNP and it does not seem like it is offered at that level either http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-nursing/programs/upload/DNP-postmasters-POS-1516-070115.pdf

    http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/sch...NAL-050415.pdf
  7. Visit  cayenne06 profile page
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    I am a CNM at planned parenthood and I do medical abortions. I could also do suction aspiration for missed abortions or failed medical abortions (if I worked at a clinic that did aspiration, which I do not), but state law prohibits non-physicians from doing suction abortions in my state. Which is a nonsensical regulation, by all accounts.

    My abortion training in CNM school was a 2 hour lecture from an OBGYN at our hospital that worked at PP. I also did one med AB during integration in midwifery school. I think suction aspiration should be a fundamental, entry level midwifery skill. It's a potentially life saving intervention and well within entry level scope.

    eta- OMG, just realized I posted on this thread way back when I was in nursing school! awww.
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