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Midwifery Emergency Skills Program (MESP) Course Listings

In light of the NEW PHO's that came into effect on 20 December, 2021 all participants and facilitators MUST SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION to attend MABC MESP in-person workshops.

**BCCNM ANNOUNCEMENT: EXTENSION OF 3-YEAR RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT**

To be eligible to renew your practising registration, certificates for CPR, NRP, FHS and ES from BCCNM-approved programs must have been issued on or after April 1, 2019.

December 9, 2021 Notice to Members:

**MORE COURSE DATES ARE COMING IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS**

Dear members, 

Thank you so much for your interest and initiative in recertifying for this cycle. We would like to reassure everyone that the MABC Programs team has been taking active steps to ensure the successful roll-out of our MESP cycle. Workshops will continue to be posted over the coming weeks and months.

As well, the MABC Programs team is carefully tracking members who are due for recertification as well. Workshops are specifically planned with these members in mind, and targeted workshops are posted in communities where we see a demand. We will continue to coordinate with facilitators to ensure that all members are able to recertify to meet the BCCNM deadlines. The number of workshops available will directly correspond with the number of members who require recertification. 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out: programs@bcmidwives.com.


 

MESP is a risk management program for midwifery care that is accessible & flexible, and focuses on homebirth, communication & teamwork. It is designed by and for Canadian midwives to build upon previously developed skills in midwifery management in obstetrical emergencies. Other health professionals may also participate in MESP.

MESP is comprised of asynchronous online learning modules and community-based workshops, making it a program responsive to the needs of both urban and rural midwives. Each module will provide learning objectives, evidence based practice recommendations and knowledge transfer assessment tools (exams). The time investment per module varies between 15-45 minutes. Modules include a variety of critical learning components, including undiagnosed twins or breech birth, shoulder dystocia, antepartum and postpartum haemorrhage, anaphylaxis and cord presentation and prolapse.

The 3-4 hour workshops are case based and focus on assessment and clinical skills, critical thinking, management and team communication. After a group review of the online material, peers and facilitators work through emergency scenarios using obstetric simulators. The facilitator:participant ratio of 3:1 optimizes collaboration within the team.

The MABC administers the MESP program, at a subsidized rate of $50 for MABC members, or $350 for non-members. MESP meets the BCCNM requirement for midwives to re- certify every two years in an emergency skills program.

Upcoming Courses
Location Facilitator Date Spots Available
MESP - Vancouver - PM Cathryn Ellis 1:00 PM, January 21, 2022 0
MESP - Vancouver - AM Cathryn Ellis 8:30 AM, January 21, 2022 0
MESP - Steveston/Richmond - PM Camille Bush 1:00 PM, January 23, 2022 0
MESP - Vancouver - PM Cathryn Ellis 1:00 PM, January 25, 2022 0
MESP - Nanaimo - PM Heather Wood 1:00 PM, January 25, 2022 1
MESP - victoria - PM Valerie Simmons 10:00 AM, January 28, 2022 0
MESP - Nanaimo - PM Heather Wood 1:00 PM, January 29, 2022 2
MESP - victoria - PM Valerie Simmons 10:00 AM, February 4, 2022 2
MESP - victoria - PM Valerie Simmons 10:00 AM, February 11, 2022 0
MESP - Vancouver - PM Camille Bush 1:00 PM, February 15, 2022 0
MESP - victoria - PM Valerie Simmons 10:00 AM, February 17, 2022 2
MESP - Royal Columbian Hospital - PM Lindsay Brimblecombe 10:00 AM, February 21, 2022 0
MESP - Duncan - PM Celina Laursen 1:00 PM, February 22, 2022 3
MESP - victoria - PM Valerie Simmons 10:00 AM, February 25, 2022 3
MESP - Royal Columbian Hospital - PM Lindsay Brimblecombe 10:00 AM, February 25, 2022 1
MESP - Victoria/Other Island - AM Celina Laursen 1:00 PM, March 2, 2022 3