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Perinatal Education Program

Joint Program of the Colleges of Nursing and Medicine

The Perinatal Education Program is a joint program of the Division of Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Education and Development for Nurses, College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan.

The purpose of the Perinatal Education Program is to promote optimal perinatal outcomes based on evidence-based care and to identify, facilitate and evaluate continuing education and professional development for physicians, nurses, midwives and other health care professionals providing care to mothers and their newborns.

Objectives of the Perinatal Education Program:

  • Promote maintenance of competence of perinatal health care providers throughout Saskatchewan by providing education programs and consultation services.
  • Provide professional education to reduce perinatal mortality and morbidity.
  • Support a comprehensive, coordinated approach to perinatal health care and education in the province.
  • Promote family-centred maternity & newborn care.
  • Collaborate with other health organizations to promote public education leading to optimal perinatal outcomes.

The Perinatal Education Program plans and delivers education programming covering obstetrical and neonatal care. The program works on a number of courses, projects and initiatives with Perinatal Outreach Education, Regina Qu'Appelle Heath Region to promote distributive learning pertaining to perinatal care and respond to needs on a provincial basis, including rural and remote locations in Saskatchewan.

Perinatal Education Program Coordinators can assist with planning or will provide on request:

  • group learning activities
  • consultation with individuals, groups, facilities and health regions
  • information about best practice, policies and procedures, equipment and documentation