From the President

 

Doctors' Health e-book

MIGA have produced a Doctors' Health e-book to provide assistance and education to practitioners. This online health resource specifically addresses: why doctors avoid the doctor; how unwell doctors behave; the impairment progression; professional strategies to well-being; and resources currently available to assist practitioners. A Risk Management program has also been introduced alongside the e-book, with a Workshop titled ‘Caring for our Colleagues’, which explores the benefits of staying well, recognising the warning signs in colleagues who may not be coping and discussing strategies for offering genuine professional support.

 

College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Advises Pregnant Women to be Alert but not Alarmed about Swine Flu

17 July 2010

For Immediate Release 

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) has today officially released a statement on swine flu for all pregnant women and has advised them to be alert to the possibility of infection and seek appropriate medical help if they have concerns about themselves or the health of their pregnancy.

The College statement, available on the RANZCOG website: icon 17 July 2009 Swine Flu and Pregnancy Statement (163.41 kB), emphasises that basic personal hygiene measures are the most important strategies in the prevention of H1N1 influenza in pregnancy, suggesting that simple hand washing and covering the mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing and hygienic disposal of tissues are all simple but effective measures.

'Pregnant women are an at-risk group and efforts should be made to avoid those situations where transmission might occur such as in crowded areas or in the workplace', said RANZCOG President Dr Ted Weaver.

'If women are very concerned that they may contract the infection or have other risk factors such as, cigarette smoking, asthma or other chronic diseases, they could take further precautions such as wearing a face mask. This is not essential if the exposure risk is low.

'In an event where a woman does contract swine flu, it is likely that the benefits of anti-viral treatment (e.g. tamiflu) will outweigh any theoretical risks', said Dr Weaver.

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) is dedicated to maintaining the highest possible standards in obstetrics and gynaecology in Australia and New Zealand. 

For further information or to arrange an interview with Dr Weaver, please contact:

Julia Serafin
Media & Communications Senior Coordinator
RANZCOG
(w) 03 9412 2961 
(m) 0488 367 476

Latest News & Announcements

new-clinical-guidance-for-the-management-of-lobular-carcinoma-in-situ

New Clinical Guidance for the Management of Lobular Carcinoma in Situ

Cancer Australia has released new clinical guidance to assist health professionals in the management of women diagnosed with lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS).
newly-appointed-members-to-the-gp-obstetrics-advisory-committee-2016-to-2018

Newly Appointed Members to the GP Obstetrics Advisory Committee, 2016 to 2018

Newly Appointed Members to the GP Obstetrics Advisory Committee, 2016 to 2018 have been elected.
is-paracetamol-safe-to-use-during-pregnancy

Is paracetamol safe to use during pregnancy?

The use of acetaminophen, more commonly known as paracetamol, during pregnancy has recently come into question following a new study examining the possible link between behavioural problems in children...
norman-beischer-clinical-research-scholarship

Norman Beischer Clinical Research Scholarship

The RANZCOG Foundation is pleased to invite applications for the newly established 2016 Norman Beischer Clinical Research Scholarship for commencement in 2017.
better-care-victoria-emerging-leaders-clinical-advisory-committee-expressions-of-interest-for-membership

Better Care Victoria - Emerging Leaders' Clinical Advisory Committee Expressions of interest for membership

Better Care Victoria has been established to deliver and sustain the highest quality of care for Victorian patients through the identification, scaling and embedding of innovation across the Victorian...
GO_TO_TOP

Copyright © 2011 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. ABN: 34 100 268 969