Effective April 2015, the BC Infant Stool Colour Card is a nine-colour card. There are six boxes depicting abnormal stool colour and three boxes depicting normal stool colour. The previous version contained three abnormal and three normal stool colours.
Changes were also made to the text to make instructions clearer and to emphasize that if the family goes to their health care provider during the first month concerned about their infant’s stool colour, they should take the card with them to help facilitate follow-up.
All changes were made to reflect feedback from care providers and parents.
The new card has been translated into multiple languages - see box on the right. Please note these cards are not intended to be used for the colours. Families should always refer to the English card for accurate colours and refer to the translated version for instructions.
We have also updated the Nurse Script to support nurses and midwives with their communication to families at discharge.
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