Updates: COVID-19

July 3, 2020
As Manitoba continues to proceed with re-opening non-essential health care services the following updates have been provided by Shared Health.  Updates to the Provincial Guidance on Universal Precautions and Provisions for Obstetrical Care include:

  • Updates recognizing that a reduced visit schedule may not always be indicated, and that at times when the burden of disease is low it may be advisable to return to pre-pandemic visit schedules where possible...
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May 7, 2020
COVID-19: Provincial Guidance on Obstetrical Care 
Shared Health has published a Provincial Guidance on Universal Precautions and Provisions for Obstetrical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic which provides guidance on the following areas:

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April 27, 2020
COVID-19: GDM Testing - Ordering HgA1c
This notice is to confirm that Midwives in Manitoba are authorized to order Hemoglobin A1c (HgA1c) as an alternative to usual screening for Gestational Diabetes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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April 20, 2020
COVID-19: Information for Midwifery Clients
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way care is being provided by midwives, and the College would like to assure you that we will continue to ensure that your safety is prioritized.

We understand that this is a stressful time for everyone and may be particularly stressful for those who are pregnant or caring for a newborn. We have provided frequently asked questions below to help answer some of your questions.
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April 15, 2020

Election Postponement and Other Updates
Almost 4 weeks have passed since the Manitoba government declared a state of emergency.  The CMM staff would like to acknowledge the work our members do in continuing to provide quality maternal-newborn care in increasingly challenging circumstances. 

While the CMM has focused its activities during these past weeks largely on items related to responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CMM Council and Committees have made the decision to postpone the following activities.
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April 14, 2020
Building Closure
Effective April 10, 2020, the building in which the CMM office is located will be closed to the public until further notice.

April 6, 2020
Emergency Registration
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with Section 12.1 of the Midwifery Act, the Board of Assessors of the College of Midwives of Manitoba has made Emergency Registration available to Non-practising registrants and Practising midwives in other Canadian jurisdictions. 
Policy on Emergency Registration
Emergency Return to Practising
Application for Emergency Registration

07 COVID-19 Updates and Statements
The College of Midwives of Manitoba has committed to sharing relevant information from Shared Health and other relevant sources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more from Shared Health and the Canadian Association of Midwives and National Aboriginal Council of Midwives. 

March 24, 2020
06 COVID-19 Home Visit Guidance
On March 24th Shared Health published an updated Guidance and Screening Tool for Home Visits that may be helpful for midwifery practice.

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March 22, 2020
05 COVID-19 Non-essential services
The College of Midwives of Manitoba received notice from Shared Health on March 22, 2020 to advise that all non-essential and elective health services in Manitoba should be ceased or reduced to minimal levels. 
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March 16, 2020
04 COVID-19 Clinical Resources and Practice Standards 
Clinical Resources

The most important resource for health practitioners in Manitoba is the Shared Health Provincial Coronavirus Resources page, which offers guidance to health professionals on COVID-19 and is updated on an ongoing basis.
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March 16, 2020
03 Office Updates 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to limit the threat of community spread, the College of Midwives of Manitoba will be temporarily operating a semi-virtual office as of March 17, 2020, until further notice.
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March 12, 2020

02 COVID-19 Update
Sent on Behalf of Dr. Roussin, Chief Provincial Public Health Officer and Lanette Siragusa, Provincial Lead, Health System Integration & Quality and Chief Nursing Officer: COVID-19 Update – March 11, 2020
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March 10, 2020
01 COVID-19 Notice 
The College of Midwives of Manitoba is cooperating with Manitoba Health/Shared Health Services in communicating information regarding COVID-19 to Midwives in Manitoba.  
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