03 Feb 2020
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) new Decision-making framework for nursing and midwifery (DMF) takes effect today.
The DMF supports decision-making about nursing or midwifery practice and delegation of nursing or midwifery care.
NMBA Chair, Associate Professor Lynette Cusack, encouraged nurses and midwives, managers and employers to use the DMF in practice.
The DMF is a fantastic resource for nursing and midwifery workplaces as well as individual nurses and midwives – it reflects international best practice,’ Associate Professor Cusack said.
It’s particularly helpful for making decisions in clinical practice about delegation from registered nurses and midwives to enrolled nurses and other health workers.’
Decision-making framework summaries for the professions of nursing and midwifery are also available. 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 Codes and guidelines page.