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Practice protocols


​​A practice protocol is defined as a written plan that outlines and guides midwifery clinical practice and also outlines how care of clients is coordinated in midwifery practice. A protocol describes how a practice manages specific areas of care during the antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum period. Protocols may include a reference to specific guidelines that a registrant develops with the members of the practice group or adopts in order to support evidence-informed practice. Having practice protocols encourages transparency in providing client informed choice, and helps to ensure a consistent approach to practice within a group of r​​egistrants sharing care. 

Midwives are required to maintain practice protocols.

Practice protocols​ inc​​lude: