Emergency Skills Workshops

Midwives are required to have specialized skills to deal with out-of-hospital birth emergencies. The AOM provides the most comprehensive and high quality CMO-certified course by and for midwives to stay current in these critical skills. Because many of the emergencies midwives are called upon to deal with are rare, practicing skills in simulated situations via the Emergency Skills Workshop (ESW) is vital. This course focuses on executing emergency measures in the absence of medical help, which is essential for maintaining competence as per College of Midwifery of Ontario requirements.

The AOM ESW is open to registered midwives and second attendants from Ontario, Ontario midwifery students and midwives from other jurisdictions.


Second Birth Attendants
Second birth attendants are a valuable part of the midwifery team and enable the sustainability of midwifery in many communities. While the Emergency Skills Workshop is not a CMO requirement for second birth attendants to practice, the AOM recognizes that some second birth attendants would like to electively take an ESW as part of their professional development to enhance their emergency skills. The AOM now offers second attendants the option to take the ESW course. Second birth attendants are responsible for cover the cost of the ESW course and workbook. Non-member fees apply (see fees below).

Registration:
Second birth attendants can register online and pay the registration fee. Limited spots are available to second birth attendants based on availability and midwife/second attendant ratios. Registration is ONLY finalized once confirmation is sent from Karina Baylon, Finance and Program Coordinator.



Exam
Participants must write the online ESW exam within 30 days prior to taking the ESW. The online exam period is activated as soon as you pay for the exam. From this point, you have 14 days to complete the exam. You can, however, log into and out of the exam as many times as needed within that 14-day period.

Visit our online store for access to the exam. For more information about the exam login process, please contact Karina Baylon (karina.baylon@aom.on.ca or 416-425-9974 x 2236).


Manual
The 5th Edition of the ESW Manual has updated content based on the latest evidence and up-to-date bio-medical illustrations. It is available for purchase in hard copy only; it is not available in a digital format.

Purchase the new AOM Emergency Skills Workshop Manual - 2013 Version Here
(ESW workbooks are mailed via Canada Post with tracking numbers. Please allow 7 - 10 business days for delivery.)

If you have any issues or concerns, please contact Karina Baylon (karina.baylon@aom.on.ca or 416-425-9974 x 2236)


Fees

Recertification:
$325 + HST (AOM Voting and Student Member) $375 + HST (Non-member)

Exam: $20 + HST

Manual: $50 + HST (AOM Voting and Student Member) $65 + HST (Non-member)


2017 Dates

*Registration closes once the event is full. As a result, registration may close prior to the listed date.



Toronto
Nov. 10, 2017
Association of Ontario Midwives
365 Bloor Street E, Suite 800
Toronto, ON  M4W 3L4 
FULL
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2018 Dates

*Registration closes once the event is full. As a result, registration may close prior to the listed date.

Kitchener
Jan. 18, 2018
Location TBA
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to come
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Toronto
Feb. 15, 2018
Association of Ontario Midwives
365 Bloor Street E, Suite 800
Toronto, ON  M4W 3L4 
Online registration
to come
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Toronto
Mar. 9, 2018
Association of Ontario Midwives
365 Bloor Street E, Suite 800
Toronto, ON M4W 3L4
Online registration
to come
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Burlington
Mar. 22, 2018
Location TBA
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to come
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Windsor
 April 6, 2018
Location TBA
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to come
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Ottawa
 April 20, 2018
Location TBA
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to come
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Muskoka
 May 7, 2018
JW Marriott Muskoka Resort & Spa
1050 Paignton House Rd,
Minett, ON P0B 1G0
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Toronto
May 25, 2018
Association of Ontario Midwives
365 Bloor Street E, Suite 800
Toronto, ON M4W 3L4
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Sudbury
June 8, 2018
Location TBA
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to come
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Toronto
July 18, 2018
Association of Ontario Midwives
365 Bloor Street E, Suite 800
Toronto, ON M4W 3L4
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Toronto
Sept. 14, 2018
Association of Ontario Midwives
365 Bloor Street E, Suite 800
Toronto, ON M4W 3L4
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Hamilton
Sept. 21, 2018
Location TBA
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 to come
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Toronto
Sept. 28, 2018
Association of Ontario Midwives
365 Bloor Street E, Suite 800
Toronto, ON M4W 3L4
Online registration
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Toronto Oct. 12, 2018
Association of Ontario Midwives
365 Bloor Street E, Suite 800
Toronto, ON M4W 3L4
Online registration
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Toronto
Nov. 9, 2018
Association of Ontario Midwives
365 Bloor Street E, Suite 800
Toronto, ON M4W 3L4
Online registration
to come
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Toronto
Dec. 7, 2018
Association of Ontario Midwives
365 Bloor Street E, Suite 800
Toronto, ON M4W 3L4
Online registration
 to come
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ESW Registration and Website Security Policies

Confirmation

Space is limited so register early. We are unable to confirm your registration until full payment has been received. Online registration is recommended to reserve your place. Registrations sent by fax outside of office hours are deemed received the following weekday morning. Registrations sent by mail are deemed received when they arrive at the office, not the date mailed.

Waiting List
If a course is full, please contact Karina Baylon to be placed on a waiting list. Call 416-425-9974 x 2236 or toll-free: 1-866-418-3773 x2236.

Refunds/Transfers
All refund and transfer requests will be subject to a $50 administrative fee. (The fee will increase to $100 if the request is made less than 7 days prior to the workshop.) Registration fees are refundable only if a cancellation request is made 30 days or more prior to the workshop date. Refund requests made less than 30 days prior to the workshop date and for "no shows" will only be considered under exceptional circumstances (not births).

Off Call
Midwives registered for the ESW are expected to be off call for the entire workshop.

Babies/Toddlers
Due to the nature of the ESW workshop, children are not permitted; however, those who are breastfeeding are welcome providing that the breastfeeding mother also brings a support person to care for her child for the duration of the workshop.

Cancellation
Please note that the Association of Ontario Midwives reserves the right to cancel an ESW due to insufficient registrations, three weeks prior to the course, in which case registrants will receive a full refund of registration fees paid.

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