October 2012: Rourke Baby Record Parent Resources Website
The RBR is pleased to announce the development of the RBR Parent Resources Website. This web portal provides parents with links to reliable health information. The resources are organized by topic, or alphabetically by the child’s age, or through a search function.
The parent resources are now also organized by topic, or alphabetically by the child’s age, or through a search function on the healthcare professional website.
The top 6 website used for these resources are:
- Canadian Paediatric Society – Caring for Kids
- Hospital for Sick Children – About Kids’ Health
- Safe Kids Canada
- Dietitians of Canada
- Health Canada
- Public Health Agency of Canada
September 2012: One Page per Visit Format of English National 2011 RBR
The English National version of the 2011 Rourke Baby Record is now available in a One Visit/Page format which uses larger print and has more writing space. This does result in replication of the anticipatory guidance items in the education and advice section, which in the usual format are spread over 3 visits to avoid both omission and repetition.
June 2012: Features of the Rourke Baby Record (RBR) website
The Rourke Baby Record website has a wealth of practical information for healthcare professionals caring for infants and children up to age 5 years. This short PowerPoint presentation, in PDF or video format, shows the features of this website.
February 2012: On-line learning package for the WHO growth charts adapted for Canada
A free 5-module web-based learning package is now available at: www.dietitians.ca/growthcharttraining
Each of the 5 modules provides ~ 45 – 60 minutes of self-instruction and is accredited by The College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 5 Mainpro-M1 credits. Module topics include:
- Introduction to the WHO growth charts
- Monitoring growth: measurements and calculations
- Interpreting the WHO growth charts
- Childhood obesity
- Counselling to support healthy growth and development
Developed by Dietitians of Canada in collaboration with CPS, CFPC, CHNC, Canadian Obesity Network, National Aboriginal Health Organization, and NutriSTEP.
BMI calculator and BMI table links
BMI table links
October 2011: 2011 Rourke Baby Record and Website
We are delighted to unveil the latest edition of the Rourke Baby Record dated July 2011 along with a new improved website. As in prior editions, the 2011 RBR is endorsed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and by the Canadian Paediatric Society. It is available in national and Ontario versions in both English and French.
Download the 2011 RBR
Changes in the 2011 RBR from the earlier 2009 edition
Walk-through the 2011 RBR
Features of the RBR website (pdf or video)
August 2011: New section of Parent Resources
Parents often wonder about their child’s growth and development, leading to the question: "Is my child happy and healthy?" The Rourke Baby Record website has compiled a list of Parent Resources to direct parents towards reliable information regarding normal child growth and development along with common questions and issues.
As website links are always changing, the Top 5 useful Websites for Parent Resources are linked below, such that parents can browse them on their own, if needed. These websites are:
- The Canadian Paediatric Society - Caring for Kids
- Hospital for Sick Children - About Kids Health
- Safe Kids Canada
- Dietitians of Canada
- Health Canada
This information is accessible on the Rourke Baby Record website in several ways:
- In the Parent Resources Section
- Through the Current Evidence Section
- While exploring the Rourke Baby Record
This section developed by Laura Butler, Memorial University Medical Class 2014 with support from a 2011 MUN Summer Undergraduate Research Award.
February 2011: Nunavut Well Baby Record
The 2011 Nunavut Well Baby Record has been adapted, modified, reproduced and used by the Government of Nunavut from the 2009 Rourke Baby Record with the permission of the authors. It is part of the Nutaqqavut (our children) Heath Information System which includes prenatal, birth defect, and well baby/child forms and resources and is found at http://www.uvic.ca/medsci/faculty/arbour.php
Scroll down to find the Nunavut Well-Child Visit Forms and accompanying Nunavut Well-Child Guidelines document under the Nutaqqavut Health Information system. The web link to this information is provided courtesy of the NHIS through the Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Victoria in conjunction with Health and Social Services Nunavut.
May 2010: Ontario Enhanced 18 month visit
The Province of Ontario has funded an enhanced 18 month well baby visit which in addition to the components of a usual well baby visit, uses standardized tools to allow physicians to have a discussion with parents on child development and parenting, to identify those children who will require referral to specialized services, and to inform parents about the local community programs that promote healthy child development and early learning. www.18monthvisit.ca
March 2010: Greig Health Record for Well Child Visits Age 6-17 Years
For an evidence-based health promotion guide for clinicians caring for children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years of age, see the Greig Health Record. The Grieg Health Record consists of 3 guides: ages 6-9 years, 10-13 years, and 14-17 years along with 3 pages of selected guidelines and resources. It is endorsed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Canadian Paediatric Society.
February 2010: Canadian statement on chld growth monitoring using Canadian WHO Growth Charts
WHO Growth Charts adapted for Canada are now available and are provided with permission from the Dietitians of Canada. Promoting Optimal Monitoring of Child Growth in Canada: Using the New WHO Growth Charts, a practice guideline for health professionals, includes an executive summary, health professionals’ guide, Q&A for health professionals and for parents, and set of WHO Growth Charts adapted for the primary health setting for Canada.