RCP e-News October 2017

NSHA Cervical Ripening and Induction of Labour Patient Resources – Five brand new cervical ripening and induction of labour patient information pamphlets have been recently developed via a provincial collaboration! These will serve as information resources for women and their families regarding different methods of cervical ripening and induction of labour. The titles of the resources are listed below. The resources are available on the NSHA website at the following links and can also be ordered from the Print Shop using the associated print code provided.

  1. Induction of Labour: Print Code WP85-1768
  2. Induction of Labour and Cervical Ripening with Balloon Catheter: Print Code WP85-1769
  3. Induction of Labour and Cervical Ripening with Dinoprostone Vaginal Insert (Cervidil®): Print Code WP85-1770
  4. Induction of Labour and Cervical Ripening with Oral Misoprostol (Prostaglandin E1) (Cytotec®): Print Code WP85-1771
  5. Cervical Ripening with Dinoprostone Vaginal Gel (Prostin®): Print Code WP85-1772

More RCP Learning Modules on the Provincial Learning Management System – RCP maintains a number of self-directed Maternal Newborn Learning Modules to support the care of childbearing women, newborns, and families. These modules are freely accessible through the RCP website and while they were originally developed to help novice nurses attain the basic competencies required during orientation, they have been found to be useful to all members of the perinatal team; with all levels of experience. The modules are undergoing their regular review and update, and as each is completed they will also be posted to the Provincial Learning Management System (LMS). The modules will continue to be available on the RCP website.

The RCP Induction of Labour as well as Prenatal Care, Assessment & Screening modules have recently been posted to the LMS. They can be accessed on the LMS following the usual log-in process and by selecting the “Reproductive Care Program” catalogue. A convenient and helpful feature of the LMS is the ability to print reports and track the completion of these learning modules as well as others. This feature is a beneficial tool for managing ongoing professional development.

Recent Publications of Interest – Several publications have been recently released and are now available for your review. We have provided several titles with links below for your information:

SOGC Delivers New Website to Make Nutrition Easier - The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) has released a new website, HerNutrition.ca, to help women of all ages and backgrounds make informed decisions about the food they eat. Accompanying the new website is a tongue-in-cheek social media campaign to raise awareness about healthy and not-so-healthy choices. HerNutrition.ca is adapted from the SOGC’s evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline: Canadian Consensus on Female Nutrition: Adolescence, Reproduction, Menopause, and Beyond. The Guideline was co-developed with Dietitians of Canada, the Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses and the Canadian Nutrition Society.

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