Midwifery Vital Skills This course is part of the series of programs with the goal of equipping midwives to integrate knowledge and skills to provide a full-scope of midwifery practice. This for students who have completed the requirements of the Midwife Assistant program. Students may have clinical experiences in non-local communities to enhance their insight about the birthing practices and handling complications in the community. Lecture content includes puerperal sepsis, obstructed labor, postpartum hemorrhage and eclampsia. All students must have current certification in Neonatal Resuscitation and Adult Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation before entering this course. Students will be involved in community assessment and research projects. The intent of this program is to help students progress in their knowledge and practical skills with a focus on demonstrating a Christ-like character as they fulfill requirements for credentialing and licensure as a professional midwife. This program includes international standards for knowledge and skills competencies that are required by many national and international regulatory boards. The midwifery instructors and clinical preceptors, who verify documentation of knowledge and skills achievements, are health care providers holding professional credentials in their field.