1. How can I obtain the Rourke Baby Record?
The Rourke Baby Record (RBR) is available for printing on this website as well as from the websites of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (English / French)
and the Canadian Paediatric Society :
The Ontario version of the RBR and supporting information and resources around the enhanced 18 month well baby visit is found at www.18monthvisit.ca
2. Has the Rourke Baby Record been validated?
Research on the use of, satisfaction with and criterion validity of the Rourke Baby Record occurred in 2005-2006 with results published as follows:
Rourke L, Godwin M, Rourke J, Pearce S, Bean J. The Rourke Baby Record Infant/Child Maintenance Guide: do doctors use it, do they find it useful, and does using it improve their well-baby visit records? BMC Family Practice 2009, 10:28 doi:10.1186/1471-2296-10-28 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2296/10/28
3. How do I use the Rourke Baby Record?
The Rourke Baby Record can be used in several ways:
This website will provide you with the opportunity to explore the tool set as well as review the current medical evidence and resources for professionals and the literature review to support the recommendations as well as providing parent resources.
4. Is the Rourke Baby Record available in electronic medical record (EMR) format?
Several software firms have adapted the Rourke Baby Record for EMR format. A license agreement is available to allow these adaptations. Contact Dr. Leslie Rourke for further details.
6. Are there other versions of the Rourke Baby Record?
Ontario version of the RBR: In addition to this website the Ontario version of the Rourke Baby Record is available on the CFPC, CPS, and OCFP websites and a dedicated website for the enhanced 18 month well baby visit (www.18monthvisit.ca).
Nunavut version of the RBR: The Nunavut Well Baby Record (August 2010) 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://medsci.uvic.ca/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.