SOMI TAMILNADU CONFERENCE

ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOPS OF SOCIETY OF MIDWIVES INDIA (SOMI)

   INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING

The Society of Midwives obtained membership with ICM in the year 2003.

The Society of midwives has developed linkages with Swedish Midwives’ Association and Japanese Academy of Midwives for furthering maternal health.

   YEAR ROUND ACTIVITIES

SOMI takes up simple activities that can be carried out in the local areas by members guided by senior members in the different institutes across the Country.

The Indore chapter inaugurated the Maternal and Child Health Centre at Govind Nagar Colony in March 2006 and runs it under the banner of the Society of Midwives and is supported by Choithram College of Nursing, Indore.

Safe Motherhood Day and International Midwife Day was celebrated by all the Chapters in the year 2007 with support from ANS

The new unit Chapters were motivated with financial support and guidance to conduct one day Workshop for labour room nurses.

The chapters were supported to conduct advocacy meetings and workshops prior to the Conference.

   ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR SOMI TAMILNADU STATE CONFERENCE

S.No

Committee

Committee Members

1

Conference Organizing Committee

Mrs. Rosalind Rachel, Principal

Indira College of Nursing

Dr.( Mrs.) Jaya, Reader MMC & President SOMI.

Mrs. Christy Simpson, Professor, CMCH Vellore, and Chapter Secretary, Vellore.

Mrs. Jeya sudha,

Principal Gokulam College of Nursing &Salem Chapter Secretary.

All  four  master Trainers

2

Registration Committee

School of Nursing, Principal

Indira College of Nursing

3

Abstract Review Committee

Dr.(Mrs) A.V.Raman,

Dean Omayal Achi college of Nursing

Dr.( Mrs.) Jaya ,Reader MMC & President SOMI

Mrs. Christy Simpson, Professor, CMCH Vellore, and Chapter Secretary, Vellore

Prof. Latha Venkatesan Principal

(Apollo College of Nursing)

Mrs. Jeya sudha, Principal

Gokulam College of Nursing &Salem Chapter Secretary

Dr.(Mrs.) Saradha Ramesh, Principal

Dhanvanthiri College of Nursing

Dr.(Mrs.)Sucila ,Principal

Billroth College of Nursing

4

Finance and Liason committee

Mrs. R. Vijayalakshmi ,Lecturer ,OCN, Chennai

Mrs. Meera , .Master Trainer

5

Venue Management

Indira College of Nursing and faculties

6

Accommodation and Transport

Faculties Indira College of Nursing

 Mrs. Vasantha Kumari

7

Media committee

 A.O Indira College of Nursing

 Lecturer Indira College of Nursing

8

Food and Snacks committee

 Indira College of Nursing, Lecturers

 Ms. Bhagavathy

9

Cultural committee

 Mrs. Susila Principal / Billroth College of Nursing

   MAIN STREAMING MIDWIFERY PRACTICE IN CLINICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Responsibilities of a practicing midwife - competencies for midwifery practice; documentation and evidence, reporting and analysis, examples and case studies of different midwifery practice settings.

Midwifery as an independent profession – issues of autonomy and regulation , right to practice, barriers to practice, –legal support for practicing midwives.

Aids to autonomy- midwifery act, protocols and manuals, referral guides, social recognition and government support, policy, role of professional organizations.

Professional collaboration and partnership with obstetricians, pediatricians and others for safe motherhood.

   WOMEN'S AWARENESS, CHOICES AND DECISIONS FOR SAFE CHILDBIRTH

Women’s rights and entitlements related to maternity and maternal health, barriers to safe motherhood, decision to seek care.

Women’s knowledge, perceptions, practices regarding pregnancy, childbirth and related complications including cultural practices.

Community and family support for maternal health – role of birth companion and TBA, male participation for maternal health.

Health education and counseling of pregnant women/family members, birth preparedness, parental education.

   IMPROVING STANDARDS OF MATERNAL AND NEWBORN CARE

Maintaining standards in midwifery practice settings – labour rooms and antenatal clinics, postpartum care units, family planning centers.

Interventions for saving life and disability during pregnancy related complications including rational use of drugs and interventions.

Bio-medical waste management and maintaining universal precautions and standards for infection control.

Newborn care – immediate assessment, resuscitation, routine newborn care, breast feedings, care of newborns with special needs.

   ENABLING MID WIFERY PRACTICE THROUGH BETTER EDUCATION, TRAINING AND RESEARCH

Midwifery education – content and quality, gaps and strengths for enabling practice, curricula review and strengthening.

SBA training and other in-service training programme for midwives for upgrading skill, updating knowledge and enhancing commitment.

Interventions and teaching designs to enhance the quality of midwifery education, research for improving quality of care
generating, preparation of midwifery teachers.

   A GLANCE AT THE PROPOSED SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

72 Scientific papers on topics related to the theme and sub-theme.

Poster displays and presentations.

Eight workshops for skill building.

Sessions on specific issues related to midwifery practice.

Four plenary sessions with presentation from experts.

 

 

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