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PCMCH Webinar Series on Paediatric Diabetes and Paediatric Obesity Management (December 2022 – March 2023)

This webinar series is geared towards members of the PCMCH Paediatric Diabetes Network (PDN) and the Ontario Paediatric Bariatric Network (OPBN), primary care providers, paediatric endocrinology care providers, clinical educators, paediatric diabetes providers, nurse practitioners, psychologists, dietitians, social workers, exercise therapists and others interested in learning more about current practices and novel approaches in the …

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PCMCH Statement: Strong Recommendation to Layer Protections Against Respiratory Viruses

In light of the remarks from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health yesterday, PCMCH echoes the strong recommendation for masking in all indoor public settings, including schools and childcare settings, and vaccination as a defence against respiratory infections. The acute surge of respiratory viral infections in the province is placing immense strain on our healthcare …

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Milestones newsletter: Oct. 2022, issue 1

Last updated on November 17, 2022 Milestones is our newsletter for healthcare professionals, policy makers, system planners and anyone interested in building and supporting high-quality perinatal, newborn, child and youth healthcare in Ontario. In each issue, you will learn about developments at PCMCH, read about and learn from healthcare leaders across Ontario who support us in …

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Safe Administration of Oxytocin

Last updated on September 22, 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 July 7, 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 October 27, 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 …

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