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Midwifery Emergency Skills Program (MESP) Course Listings

The Midwifery Emergency Skills Program (MESP) is a risk management program for midwifery care that focuses on home-birth. The program is accessible, flexible, and allows participants an opportunity to practice communication and teamwork during emergency simulations. It is designed by, and for, Canadian midwives, and builds upon previously developed skills in midwifery management in obstetrical emergencies. MESP is open to other health professionals who are interested in developing their skills in this area.

MESP is comprised of:

  • Asynchronous online learning modules, which includes an evaluative component (exam). Each online module provides learning objectives and evidence-based practice recommendations.
  • A 4-hour community-based workshop, guided by a MESP-certified facilitator. The MESP is responsive to the needs of both urban and rural midwives. The workshop component focuses on assessment and clinical skills, critical thinking, management and team communication. A variety of critical learning components are covered in the online modules and in-person workshops, including undiagnosed twins or breech births, shoulder dystocia, antepartum and postpartum haemorrhage, anaphylaxis, and cord presentation and prolapse.

The MABC administers the MESP program at a subsidized rate of $75 for MABC members, and $375 for non-members. MESP meets the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) requirement for midwives to re-certify every two years in an emergency skills program.

If you would like to know more about the program, please email programs@bcmidwives.com

Upcoming Courses
Location Facilitator Date Spots Available
MESP - Victoria - PM Valerie Simmons 9:00 AM, March 4, 2024 2
MESP - Port Coquitlam - PM Dina Davidson 9:00 AM, March 10, 2024 0
MESP - Saltspring Island (SSI) - PM Lorna McRae 11:00 AM, March 12, 2024 0
MESP - Chilliwak - PM Daina Meakes 9:00 AM, March 12, 2024 1
MESP - Vancouver - PM Michelle Entwistle 9:00 AM, March 13, 2024 0
MESP - Victoria - PM Valerie Simmons 9:00 AM, March 14, 2024 3
MESP - North Vancouver - PM Vera Berard 9:00 AM, March 15, 2024 0
MESP - Port Coquitlam - PM Dina Davidson 9:00 AM, March 17, 2024 1
MESP - victoria - PM Valerie Simmons 9:00 AM, March 18, 2024 3
MESP - Vancouver - PM Cathryn Ellis 8:30 AM, March 20, 2024 0
MESP - Victoria - PM Kayley Redgers 1:00 PM, March 23, 2024 1
MESP - victoria - PM Valerie Simmons 9:00 AM, March 25, 2024 0
MESP - NORTH VANCOUVER - PM Ann Lovold 9:00 AM, April 17, 2024 0
MESP - Smithers BC - PM Sarah Hilbert-West 1:00 PM, May 10, 2024 0
MESP - NORTH VANCOUVER - PM Ann Lovold 9:00 AM, May 22, 2024 0

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