Ontario Version RBR
The Rourke Baby Record (RBR) consists of 4 guides for charting well baby/child visits up to five years of age.
- Guide I: visits at up to one week, two weeks, and one month of age;
- Guide II: visits at two, four, and six months of age;
- Guide III: visits at nine, 12, and 15 months of age;
- Guide IV: visits at 18 months, two to three years, and four to five years of age.
Guide V is a table for charting immunizations.
There are three sheets of Guidelines/Resources that accompany the RBR:
- Selected guidelines/resources dealing with growth monitoring, nutrition, physical examination, and education and advice issues excluding those on development, behaviour, immunization and infectious diseases.
- Selected guidelines/resources dealing with development, behaviour, and parenting resources.
- Selected guidelines/resources dealing with immunization and infectious diseases.
Fonts used in the Rourke Baby Record
Three fonts are used in the Rourke Baby Record to reflect the strength of recommendation based on literature review using the classification system of the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care.: Good (bold type); Fair (italic type); Consensus (plain type).
Ontario Version 2011 RBR
The Ontario version retains the NACI immunization schedule. It differs from the national version in two places:
- The 18-month visit development section contains a space to record which items on the Nipissing District Development Screen™ (NDDS™) have not yet been achieved. The NDDS is freely available to Ontario healthcare providers.
- The Early Child Development and Parenting Resource System found on the Healthy Child Development Selected Guidelines/Resources is Ontario specific.
The Ontario version may be downloaded in either English or French.
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.” (Web Resource: www.18monthvisit.ca )