RCP e-News September 2016

Revised RCP Newborn Growth Charts:

The Reproductive Care Program  of Nova Scotia (RCP) develops, produces and distributes chart forms to Nova Scotia hospitals providing perinatal services. These forms are regularly reviewed to ensure their content reflects current evidence and promotes best practice. Revisions to the Atlantic Newborn Male and Female Growth Charts - RCP’s newborn growth charts were undertaken with an approach that included a review of the literature, an environmental scan, and consultation with content experts and comparable organizations. After considering the available options and the needs of Nova Scotia’s newborn population, particularly preterm infants, the RCP has decided to adopt the Fenton Preterm Growth Charts. Rationale includes: the alignment with the WHO growth charts, coverage of earlier as well as later gestations and they provide all growth parameters within one form. Literature and other resources supporting their development are provided here. The new “RCP Newborn Growth Charts” will be implemented and distributed later in 2016. Please stay tuned for more details.

2017 ALARM Courses:

Hosted by RCP in Halifax, NS

Saturday and Sunday, May 13th and 14th, 2017, IWK Health Centre

Saturday and Sunday, November 4th and 5th, 2017, location TBA

*Courses are limited to 36 registrants

Check the RCP website for updated information. For course registration email: Marilyn.muise@iwk.nshealth.ca or call: 902-470-7344

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the RCP office at rcp@iwk.nshealth.ca.

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