RCP e-News September 2022

RCP Webinar Series:

The Primary Care Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit - This resource is meant to help primary care providers assess and treat mental health concerns during the pregnancy and postpartum periods using the Bio-Psycho-Social theory of understanding and managing mental health problems. RCP is hosting a webinar to provide information to support the provincial roll-out of this practice resource.

Monday, November 28, 2022 - 12:30 to 13:30, via MS Teams

Presenters: Dr. Lynn Bussey and Dr. Tanya Tulipan

Session Objective: To Review The Primary Care Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit

Open for Registration: Click here to register

Previously recorded webinars can be accessed and viewed at your leisure on the RCP website. Watch the RCP website for details regarding future topics, learning objectives, and registration information for future sessions. Suggestions for future topics are always welcomed. Please send them via the RCP email: rcp@iwk.nshealth.ca  

Revised Unanticipated Birth Resource – RCPs Unanticipated Birth: Guidelines for Labour Assessment, Imminent Delivery, and Transfer has been updated. This resource has been developed to support health care professionals who do not routinely deliver babies as part of their usual practice. It is intended to provide guidance and support to safely and effectively assess and care for labouring/birthing persons. Go to the RCP website to see the full practice guideline.

RCP Fetal Health Surveillance Workshops:

Fundamentals of Fetal Health Surveillance

Monday, October 17, 2022 - 08:30 to Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 13:00

This is an 8-hour virtual workshop held over 2 days:

Monday & Tuesday, October 17th & 18th, 2022 from 8:30-13:00

*If registering for the Fundamentals of FHS Workshop, you must be available for both dates.

For more workshop details see Fundamentals of Fetal Health Surveillance

Click here to register


Fetal Health Surveillance Instructor

Monday, October 17, 2022 - 08:30 to Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 13:00

This is a 16-hour virtual workshop held over 4 days:

Monday & Tuesday, October 17th & 18th, 2022 AND

Monday & Tuesday October 24th & 25th, 2022 from 8:30-13:00

*If registering for the FHS Instructor Workshop, you must be available for ALL FOUR dates

For more workshop details see Fetal Health Surveillance Instructors

Click here to register

Updated DCPNS Practice Resource - The ‘Pregnancy and Diabetes: Approaches to Practice’ (2021) manual has been revised and is available for use. It replaces the last manual released in 2014. Covering the preconception to the postpartum periods for individuals with pre-existing diabetes (type 1, type 2, or MODY) or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), this resource is intended for diabetes care providers (diabetes educators, physicians and nurse practitioners), obstetrical unit staff, and others with an expressed interest in diabetes in pregnancy. To access the practice resource and associated tools go to the Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia website.

Updated Rh Program Resources – The Rh Program of Nova Scotia has updated the following resources. They can be accessed on the Rh Program of NS website.

Updated NACI Guidelines on Covid Vaccines for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding – The Public Health Agency of Canada has updated their guidelines on Covid vaccines for individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding. For more information see the updated guideline here.

PHAC Family Centered Maternity Care Guidelines - Updated versions of Chapter 8: Organization of Services and the Epilogue of the Family-Centered Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines have been recently released. These Guidelines are dedicated to improving and creating consistency in maternal and newborn health and to inform evidence-based practice across Canada. The aim of the guidelines is to positively impact health from preconception to postpartum, and throughout the life course of children and families. Click to access Chapter 8, Fact Sheet, and the Epilogue. Other chapters of the Guidelines can be accessed here.

Breastfeeding Committee for Canada Free Webinar – The Breastfeeding Committee for Canada is hosting a webinar led by Parent Partners on the topic of breastfeeding inequities across health systems and finding solutions through empowering patient voices– Infant Security in Canada. The webinar is scheduled for October 6, 2022, from 1:00-3:00 ET. For more information and to register click here.

World Breastfeeding Week - World Breastfeeding Week is  October 1st - 7th, 2022. This year’s theme is “Step Up for Breastfeeding – Educate and Support”. Please check out any scheduled events planned at your local level.  We hope you enjoy the week’s celebrations and would like to thank you for your ongoing support of breastfeeding; both in health care facilities and communities across Nova Scotia.

CMQCC Free Webinar - The Journey to Quantitative Blood Loss: Creating a Culture of Change on Labor and Delivery – Oct 12, 2022, 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada). Join in the webinar to learn how a culture change can occur on your unit for successful implementation of quantitative blood loss practices. To register click here.

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