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PSBC Perinatal Forms Update: Launch of the 2019 Newborn Resuscitation Record

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​Perinatal Services BC is pleased to announce the release of the updated Newborn Resuscitation Record The updated record (PSBC 1980) replaces the 2014 version of the record (PSBC 1538B).

The updated record was developed in accordance with recommendations from the 7th edition of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) textbook, as well as through consultation in 2017-2018 with a variety of health care providers, including physicians, nurses, midwives, and respiratory therapists in British Columbia. 

This revised form is part of a larger initiative at PSBC aimed at redeveloping and updating several of the standard provincial perinatal forms. Other forms, including the Antenatal Record, are due to be released in the Summer/Fall 2019. 


The primary objectives of updating the record were to: 
  • Ensure that it is evidence-based and aligned with current clinical guidelines, standards and best practices 
  • Make it user-friendly by improving format and flow
  • Support complete and accurate clinical documentation 
Achieving these objectives is expected to improve communication and continuity of care between patients, providers, and facilities, and to guide quality improvement, surveillance, and research, informing practice changes to ultimately optimize health outcomes.


To support the provincial implementation of the updated Newborn Resuscitation Record, an updated Guide for Completion has been developed, along with a one-page summary of the key changes to the record, and a presentation outlining step-by-step how the record is to be completed. To access electronic versions and/or order printed copies of the updated record and the accompanying materials, click here.

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We thank everyone who provided feedback over the course of the updated record’s redevelopment.
If you have any questions or feedback regarding the 2019 Newborn Resuscitation Record (PSBC 1980) and/or the accompanying materials, please contact 

Perinatal Services BC; Clinical Forms



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