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Safe Administration of Oxytocin

Last updated on March 26, 2022 The Safe Administration of Oxytocin guideline report, developed by PCMCH in 2019, outlines best practice recommendations for the safe management of pregnant patients whose labour is induced or augmented with the medication oxytocin. The objective of the report is to reduce the risk of misuse and/or mismanagement of oxytocin …

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I am pregnant or breastfeeding. Should I get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Last updated on April 7, 2022 PCMCH has updated the COVID-19 Vaccine information sheet for pregnant or breastfeeding people – “I am pregnant or breastfeeding. Should I get the COVID-19 Vaccine?” A French language version of the information sheet is also available. Get the facts about COVID-19, vaccination and pregnancy by visiting here.

Clinical Handbook for Paediatric Asthma

Last updated on May 31, 2022 PCMCH, in partnership with Lung Health Foundation, updated the Clinical Handbook for Paediatric Asthma in November 2021. This handbook is a compendium of the rationale and clinical consensus for emergency department (ED) and in-patient management of paediatric asthma. The handbook: provides clinicians with evidence-based recommendations regarding management of paediatric …

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Perinatal Mental Health

Last updated on March 26, 2022 Maintaining mental health is important to the well-being of pregnant and postpartum individuals. PCMCH’s Care Pathway for the Management of Perinatal Mental Health (July 2021) and accompanying Guidance Document (July 2021) support healthcare providers in identifying pregnant or postpartum patients who may be experiencing mental health issues, assess the severity of their …

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Clinical Handbook for Sickle Cell Disease Vaso-occlusive Crisis

Last updated on March 26, 2022 Sickle cell disease (SCD) causes intermittent and recurrent acute pain episodes as a result of vaso-occlusion. These episodes, referred to as ‘vaso-occlusive crises’ (VOC), are the most common reason for emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations for patients with SCD. Ensuring that patients receive timely, effective pain relief is …

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Paediatric Diabetes Mental Health and Psychosocial Care

Last updated on March 26, 2022 Through the Ontario Paediatric Diabetes Network, PCMCH works to effect change in the paediatric diabetes landscape by addressing the challenges and discrepancies associated with access to mental health and psychosocial care for paediatric diabetes patients. A recommendations report regarding a provincial approach for paediatric diabetes programs to improve access …

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Transition to Adult Healthcare Services

Last updated on May 19, 2022 The transition to adult-oriented healthcare services for youth with a chronic and/or complex physical, developmental and/or mental health condition is a process that begins prior to the actual transfer and does not stop once the transfer has occurred. Youth, their families, paediatric healthcare providers and adult healthcare providers all …

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Retro-Transfer Implementation

Last updated on March 26, 2022 Retro-transfer refers to the transfer of pregnant patients and/or newborns who are no longer considered high-risk from a higher level of care (i.e. tertiary centre) to a lower level of care in order to meet their care needs at a centre closer to home. Healthcare providers and administrators can use …

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