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New framework offers decision-making support for nursing and midwifery

28 Oct 2019

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has released an advance copy of the new Decision-making framework for nursing and midwifery (the DMF).

The DMF supports decision-making about nursing or midwifery practice and delegation of nursing or midwifery care. The new DMF will come into effect on 3 February 2020.

NMBA Chair, Associate Professor Lynette Cusack, said the DMF was a vital resource for consistent and safe decision-making in practice.

'The DMF is based on international evidence about best practice and has been widely consulted on with nurses and midwives across Australia,' Associate Professor Cusack said.

'It’s such an important resource, particularly for making decisions in clinical practice about delegation from registered nurses and midwives to enrolled nurses and other health workers. Using the DMF helps the professions to make safe, consistent decisions in complex practice environments.'

The NMBA has also released advance copies of decision-making framework summaries for the professions of nursing and midwifery. These one-page summaries guide nurses and midwives step-by-step through making a safe decision in practice.

To view the DMF and summaries, visit the NMBA website.

For more information:

  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200.
  • Lodge an online enquiry form.
  • For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 03 9275 9009 (overseas callers).
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