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What's new for renewal

The registration renewal period begins Feb. 1, 2022. Read on to find out what you need to know for renewal this year.

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Concerns about practice

Celia, the head of the midwifery department, has concerns about some of Sara's competencies as a midwife. During a recent hospital delivery, Sara appeared not to understand the basic principles of fetal health surveillance and was unable to recognize signs of fetal distress. 

Derek, the perinatal nurse who reported the situation to Celia, told Celia that Sara had difficulty making life saving decisions and required direction during the neonatal resuscitation. Based on the reported concerns and the risk to public safety, the hospital restricts Sara's privileges and files a complaint with BCCNM.

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Cultural safety & humility

BCCNM and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. have been collaborating on a new standard, Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility and Anti-Racism. 

As part of helping registrants prepare for this new standard, we've put together a preliminary list of learning resources, and we'll be adding to this list over the coming weeks and months.

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New feature: text message sign-in

Tired of remembering your password? Sign up for our text message sign-in service! It's a secure, easy method to sign into your online account.

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Birth roster reminder

The deadline to submit December 2021 births to the roster site is Jan. 15, 2022.

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Micro survey: midwife Tramadol prescribing

BCCNM is seeking to understand the practices of midwives related to the prescribing of tramadol and acetaminophen (Tramacet). Please take a moment to complete the survey question below. 

Do you write prescriptions for acetaminophen with tramadol (Tramacet) to be filled at a community pharmacy in British Columbia?

YES   NO  

Midwifery prescribing survey

The Midwives Association of BC is seeking to understand what clinical drug information resources midwives are currently using and invites feedback on the BCRM Ref App. Survey closes on Jan. 27 at midnight.



Call for participants: Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination

The Canadian Midwifery Regulators Council (CMRC) seeks applications from midwives interested in contributing their time, skills, and expertise to develop test questions, validate items, or participate in standard setting. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2022.

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Inquiry, Discipline, and Monitoring updates

BCCNM publishes a variety of professional conduct notices on its website. These notices include consent agreements, Discipline Committee and Inquiry Committee notices, and Inquiry and Discipline hearing notices. While all of these notices are public information, only exceptional outcomes (i.e., Inquiry Committee order, Discipline order, hearing outcome) and circumstances (i.e., discipline hearing) are highlighted in registrant newsletters.





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