Tools of the trade
Vol. 17 No 4 | Summer 2015
College
College Statements Update: July 2015
Prof Steve Robson
BMedSc, MBBS, MMed, MPH, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG, FRANZCOG


This article is 7 years old and may no longer reflect current clinical practice.

The Women’s Health Committee (WHC) reviewed the following statements in July 2015, which were subsequently endorsed by Council. College statements can be viewed on the College website.

New College Statements

The following new statements were approved by RANZCOG Council and Board in July 2015:

  • Screening in Early Pregnancy for Adverse Perinatal Outcomes (C-Obs 61)

Revised College Statements

The following revised statements were approved by RANZCOG Council and Board in July 2015 with significant amendments:

  • Birth After Previous Caesarean Section (C-Obs 38)
  • Testing for Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy with Serum TSH (C-Obs 46)
  • Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (C-Gyn 4)

The following statements were approved by RANZCOG Council and Board in July 2015 with minor or no amendments:

  • Pre-pregnancy Counselling (C-Obs 3a)
  • Routine Antenatal Assessment in the Absence of Pregnancy Complications (C-Obs 3b)
  • Categorisation of Urgency for Caesarean Section (C-Obs 14)
  • Use of Prostaglandins for Induction of Labour (C-Obs 22)
  • Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation in Pregnancy (C-Obs 25)
  • Responsibility for Neonatal Resuscitation at Birth (C-Obs 32)
  • Management of Obesity in Pregnancy (C-Obs 49)
  • Menopausal Hormone Therapy Advice (C-Gyn 16)
  • Guidelines for HPV Vaccine (C-Gyn 18)
  • Emergency Contraception (C-Gyn 11)

New College Statements under development

  • Cross-Border Reproductive Care
  • IVF-Only Clinics

New Patient Information Pamphlets

  • Iso-Immunisation Patient Information Sheet
  • Fetal Monitoring Patient Information Sheet

Patient information pamphlets are available and freely reproducible from the RANZCOG website under Resources for Women & Practitioners.

A full list of College Statements can be viewed on the Statements and Guidelines page of the RANZCOG website.


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