- Regional Maternity Service
- Clinical Guidelines
- Education - Professional Development
1. Maternity Newborn Clinical Network (MNCN)
2. Cs – 3 Centre’s Collaboration
3centres Collaboration refers to the collective decisions undertaken by a joint steering group of obstetric and midwifery directors from Victoria's three tertiary maternity hospitals or 'centres' – Mercy Hospital for Women, Monash Medical Centre (Southern Health), The Royal Women's Hospital. The steering group also includes the Director of the Perinatal Emergency Referral Service (PERS) and the Coordinator of the Maternity and Newborn Clinical Network (MNCN).
3. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
4. Royal College of Obstetricians and gynaecologists - Greentop guidelines
The RCOG encourages the study and advancement of the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology. We do this through postgraduate medical education and training development, and the publication of clinical guidelines and reports on aspects of the specialty and service provision. The RCOG International Office works with other international organisations to help lower maternal morbidity and mortality in under-resourced countries.
5. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) is dedicated to the establishment of a high standard of practice in obstetrics and gynaecology and women's health.
Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance Clinical guidelines
College Statements; Clinical Obstetrics
6. Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC)
Resuscitation of the Newborn (13.1)
BASIC Life support Flow Charts and Guidelines
7. Victorian Maternity Record / Guide to tests and investigations
The Victorian Maternity Record (VMR) is a government initiative to provide pregnant women with a uniform hand held maternity record. This reflects the government’s vision and the principles outlined in Future directions for Victoria maternity services, particularly that all pregnant women accessing public maternity services in Victoria will carry the VMR by December 2009.
The VMR was introduced to engage women in decisions regarding their own care and to improve communication between service providers.
A guide to tests & investigations in pregnancy
Victorian Maternity Record
8. Perinatal society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) guidelines
The Society embraces the full scope of activity in this specialty, from basic science through to clinical practise and offers professional, political, administrative and educational advice.
9. National Midwifery Consultation & Referral Guidelines (ACM)
Midwives, as primary carers, need to make evidenced based decisions regarding when an individual woman in their care may need medical attention during pregnancy, labour, birth or the post-natal period.
These guidelines have been developed to provide midwives with support in doing this. It is the intention that the guidelines be used to facilitate consultation and integration of care between midwives and doctors, giving confidence to providers, women and their families.
The College has developed these Consultation and Referral Guidelines in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary expert panel and with public consultation. The Guidelines are internationally comparable and based on the latest available research evidence at the time of publication.
10. Beyond Blue; Perinatal Emotional Health Program
Postnatal depression affects about 14% of women who give birth, and recent evidence suggests that many women may in fact be depressed during their pregnancy. Research has linked depression at this time to chronic depression, marital difficulties and behavioural and cognitive delays in children. Despite the prevalence and consequences of depression occurring antenatally and postnatally, most women commonly remain unidentified and untreated.