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Guidelines >5 years old should not be consulted or utilized for any clinical purposes. They are available for historical reference only. Guidelines >5 years have been moved to the archive folder.


Revision Date

Prevention of Ophthalmia Neonatorum 
  • Family Information Sheet
  • The mandatory requirement for treatment of babies at birth was repealed by Order in Council (OIC) 427 on July 27 2018. The OIC can be found here.
  • Repealed Part 5 of the Health Act Communicable Disease Regulation, B.C. Reg 4/83 can be found here.

Highlights of Guideline: Prevention of Ophthalmia Neonatorum


Newborn Screening 


Neonatal Resuscitation


Vitamin K1 Prophylaxis (Practice Resource)


Newborn Nursing Care Pathway

Care of the Umbilical Cord (December 2014)
Under Revision
Perinatal Substance Use - Care of the Newborn (March 2016) 

Under Revision
Screening for Hyperbilirubinemia – Practice Resource for Health Care Providers (July 2018)
Under Revision
Surfactant Replacement Therapy in Neonates January 2014)

Under Revision

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