Midwifery News | September 2020 – now available

BCCNM | September 2020

PHO notice: Primary care providers to report suspected incidences of MIS-C

The Provincial Health Officer has received reports of children and adolescents in British Columbia presenting with a syndrome that could have been COVID-19 associated Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C). While no case has been linked to COVID-19, it is important for midwives to report each suspected incidence of MIS-C and information about each incidence to the medical health officer in their regional health authority.

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New virtual supports for rural healthcare providers

A new initiative is now available to support rural healthcare providers. Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways provide physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners, and nurses in rural, remote, and First Nations communities with access to 24-hour, just-in-time advice to support patient care.

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Midwives encouraged to complete cultural safety training

The San’yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training is a unique, on-line program designed to enhance self-awareness, and strengthen the skills of those who work both directly and indirectly with Indigenous people. This program is particularly relevant in light of the ongoing investigation into allegations of racism in our province’s ERs.

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New prescribing standard for RNs & RPNs

The BCCNM board approved new standards, limits, and conditions for prescribing medications and limits and conditions for prescribing buprenorphine/naloxone to treat opioid use disorder. These new standards, limits, and conditions come into effect on Oct. 26, 2020 and apply to both RNs and RPNs.

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Upcoming hearings

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Vancouver, B.C.

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