Midwives preparation to provide delivery services in independent midwife practice during COVID-19 pandemic
Keywords:COVID-19 pandemic, health care facilities, health services, midwife practice, midwives, vaccinations
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on the world of health, including delivery services at the independent midwife practice. Midwives must change its service system and follow maternity service procedures that the central government has set. The purpose of the study was to explore in-depth the preparation of midwives in providing delivery services at independent midwife practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study uses descriptive qualitative research through a phenomenological approach involving seven informants. Data were collected utilizing one-on-one in-depth online interviews using a semi-structured interview guide. Data analysis was done manually using thematic analysis. Data analysis shows that midwives are prepared to provide delivery services at independent midwife practice during the COVID-19 pandemic by modifying infrastructure, providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), providing information about COVID-19, disseminating delivery service guidelines, and providing support, vaccinations, rapid screening tests for midwives.
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