Kishokai Medical Corporation Kishokai Medical Corporation

Nursing Principles

To support women's health over their whole lives,
and help bring life into the future.

A message from the Nursing Division

As stated in our Nursing Principles, “To support women's health over their whole lives, and help bring life into the future,” all members of the Nursing Division daily work to improve their practice, in order to provide safe, worry-free and quality nursing and midwife care.
At present, 114 out of 217 midwives at Kishokai are certified by the Japanese Nursing Association as CLoCMiP advanced midwives. (An advanced midwife is recognized as possessing the qualities “to autonomously provide midwife care.”)
And we take advantage of operating in specialized obstetrics clinics to not only provide education to new graduates, but also encourage them to proceed to higher levels as professionals.
We are planning to enhance the education system for midwives in their second and later years, and provide training for the certification and renewal of advanced midwives.
With these efforts in education and human resources development, we hope to further improve nursing and midwife care.
I close this message with an earnest desire to further improve the satisfaction of our patients and their families, with a combination of “skill” and “heart”. Fumiko Umezaki, Director, Nursing Division

Nursing Division Organization

The Nursing Division is made up of roughly 500 members, including midwives,
nurses, medical aids and medical assistants. Out of that 500, 209 are midwives. (as of June, 1st 2015)

Career Development/Training

About 30% of midwives in the Bell Network
have been certified as Advanced Midwives
by the Japanese Nursing Association.

Advanced Midwives are veteran midwives certified by the Japan Institute of Midwifery Evaluation as having cleared 16 separate requirements, including training in dealing with bleeding, training labor monitoring, and having attended over 100 deliveries and 200 antenatal care sessions. We are striving to even further increase our number of advanced midwives. In addition to this, we are implementing a diverse selection of career-improvement systems and new midwife training.

Case Studies

As our organization handles over 8,000 deliveries a year, we have encountered many abnormal cases. When there is an obstetric abnormality, a report is immediately sent to all of our clinics. A conference is held checking the findings of the attached fetal monitor and the applied treatments against obstetric guidelines, and the content of that conference is further shared with all clinics.

Training in Action

Our goal is not simply "to support women's health over their whole lives," through our day-to-day work in the clinics, but to "help bring life into the future," by expanding our socially-conscious activities out to cooperating areas and schools.