RCP e-News January 2017

Updated Rh Guideline - The Guideline for Perinatal Antibody Screening and Rho (D) immune globulin (WinRho®SDF) Administration has been recently updated. The guideline has been updated to reflect current evidence and to provide additional clarity to care providers regarding the appropriate indications and administration practices. It can be viewed on the Rh Program of Nova Scotia website.

Prenatal Record Revision - The Nova Scotia Prenatal Record (Form 1, 2, and 3) are currently being revised. A survey requesting your feedback on the prenatal record is coming soon. Please watch for it sometime in early February!

Recent Publications of Interest – Several publications have been released by CPS and SOGC and are available for your review. We have provided several titles and links here for your information:

RCP Breastfeeding Forms – RCP’s revised Breastfeeding forms are in the process of being printed and will soon be available for use. During the revision process we sought input from breastfeeding experts across the province; those who support women throughout pregnancy and into motherhood. RCP’s overall intent has been to offer a consistent and streamlined approach to documenting assessments, breastfeeding support, and education. These records will be an asset to groups interested in pursuing Baby-Friendly designation and will provide new mothers (upon discharge) the opportunity to take information with them for sharing with others who will support her decision to breastfeed. Stay tuned for more information!

2017 CAPWHN Conference Call for Abstracts – The Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN) Conference is being held in Halifax this fall on October 12-14, 2017. This year’s Conference Theme is:A Gateway for Equity, Diversity, and Innovation”. The CAPWHN Abstract Review Committee is now inviting abstract submissions. The deadline for abstract submissions is February 28, 2017. Please click here for more information. Feel free to share this email with your colleagues and/or consider submitting your own abstract. RCP is involved in the planning of the conference and we would love to include you in this event!

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