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Managing labour




manage labour in an institutional setting if the primary maternal care provider is absent

The Regulation permits registered nurses to manage labour in hospital when the physician or midwife is not present. Managing labour includes assessing  maternal and fetal well-being and progress as well as progress in labour, and making decisions and taking actions based on these assessments.

BCCNM Limits and Conditions

Registered nurses who manage labour in an institutional setting in the absence of the primary maternal care provider must demonstrate competencies established by Perinatal Services BC (PSBC) and follow decision support tools established by PSBC.

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With great respect, we acknowledge that BCCNM’s office is located on the unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples – xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking peoples - Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.​