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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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