Midwives Practice Standards
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) or Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann is the statutory body responsible for regulating the professions of nursing and midwifery in Ireland. As stated in the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011, the NMBI has two main objectives:
- To protect the public.
- To ensure the integrity of nursing and midwifery practices.
The NMBI achieves these objectives by promoting high standards of professional education, training and practice, and professional conduct among nurses and midwives.
The Midwives Practice Standards are employed in order to:
- Set out the standards of midwifery care which would be expected from someone who practises as a registered midwife in Ireland.
- Make registered midwives aware of the legislation and guidelines defining their role and describing their scope of practice.
Registered midwives practising in Ireland must comply with these Midwives Practice Standards, as well as any other developments that impact or inform the evidence-based practice of midwifery in Ireland.
Practice Standards for Midwives
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