The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all Canadian jurisdictions, and community spread of the virus is now common. Physical distancing, hand hygiene and engineering controls remain the most effective measures for prevention of infection. All workers are strongly recommended to adhere to personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines to avoid infection, however PPE continues to be the lowest intervention on the hierarchy of controls. In particular, when working in healthcare, it is critical that safe donning and doffing of PPE is taught and practiced. This document is intended to provide prenatal care providers with guidance about additional considerations for the pregnant workforce.
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada commits to reviewing the available literature on a regular basis and will alter recommendations if appropriate as the body of medical knowledge grows throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the statement HERE
Health Canada is investigating the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) at 20 weeks or later in pregnancy and the rare, but serious, risk of kidney problems in an unborn baby, in response to a Drug Safety Communication recently released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on this issue.
NSAIDs are commonly used to relieve pain and reduce fevers. They include medicines such as acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac and celecoxib.
Read the statement from Health Canada HERE
Read the statement HERE
The SOGC is one of Canada’s oldest national specialty organizations. Established in 1944, the Society’s mission is to promote excellence in the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology and to advance the health of women through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and education.
The SOGC has over 4,000 members, comprised of obstetricians, gynaecologists, family physicians, nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals working in the field of sexual reproductive health.
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ALARM was developed by obstetricians/gynaecologists, family physicians, midwives and nurses, who jointly continue to maintain and teach the course. Backed by the SOGC, the ALARM course arose out of our work to improve the care provided to women, babies, and families during pregnancy, labour, and postpartum.
Please note that there are upcoming ALARM courses planned that are not yet listed below. They will be added as soon as logistical aspects are finalized.
If you would like to hold an ALARM course in your community, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that a minimum of 12 participants is required.
Should you have any questions about your registration, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
Richmond, BC - offered in English only
November 8, 2020
Please submit your application if you are interested in participating.
Selected candidates will be invited to register for the course.
Should you have any questions about your application, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SOGC is the leading voice in women's health in Canada. We are a strong and vibrant society with an active and growing membership. We are here to support you in providing the best care possible to women in Canada and around the world. That's why so many health care providers have become members of the SOGC. Let us be your partner in practice.
The SOGC believes that good healthcare is built upon many partnerships and that improving healthcare requires a collaborative, holistic approach.
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