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Infection Prevention and Control

December 1, 2016

Infection prevention and control (IPAC) is a daily part of midwifery practice in all settings – clinic, hospital, and community, including homes. Attention to IPAC is a key area for discussion in the midwifery community and a number of new resources are available that are applicable to midwifery practice.

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Midwives Using Social Media

August 24, 2016

Social media such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, blogs and websites can be effective tools for midwives to connect professionally with clients, colleagues, and the public. However, their highly accessible nature can pose risks to midwives’ professional obligations, including maintaining appropriate boundaries and safeguarding client privacy.

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Midwives Using Electronic Communication

August 24, 2016

As electronic communication is frequently used in the practise of midwifery, there are important safeguards midwives should consider implementing to minimize risks of breaching client privacy and/or failing to meet standards of practice. The following are some suggestions:

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Proposed Changes: Midwifery Scope of Practice & Regulations

August 24, 2016

The College has long sought to make changes to legislation and regulations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its programs. This is in response to best practices in regulation, removing barriers to the delivery of safe and quality midwifery care, and improvement of the client experience in the health care system

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Updated Continuing Competencies Policy

April 24, 2016

The College’s Registration Regulation requires members to maintain ongoing competence in three areas: Neonatal Resuscitation, Obstetrical Emergency Skills and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Previously, the requirements for these were outlined in three separate policies, and now have been merged into one revised policy in order to make the information more accessible.

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Transparency Initiative

April 24, 2016

On March 3, 2016, after careful consideration of member and stakeholder feedback, Council approved the proposed by-law amendments.

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Sexual Abuse Prevention Program 2015

December 12, 2015

The Health Professions Procedural Code (“the Code”) of the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) requires all Colleges to have a program in place to prevent and deal with the sexual abuse of clients. While the CMO has had a sexual abuse prevention program in place since 1994, the program was due for extensive review and revision.

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Phototherapy and Midwifery Scope of Practice

December 11, 2015

The CMO’s Consultation and Transfer of Care Standard (CTCS) has been revised to clarify the management and treatment of newborn hyperbilirubinemia. College Council passed the motion to change the CTCS consultation from hyperbilirubinemia requiring medical treatment to hyperbilirubinemia unresponsive to phototherapy.

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