BC Women's and Children's Hospital
Perinatal Health Program
Perinatal Nurse Consulltant
E410 - 4480 Oak St.
Canada V6H 3V4
BSN (Nursing), University of British Columbia
MSN (Nursing), Gonzaga University
PhD (Nursing), University of British Columbia
Perinatal evidence review
Knowledge translation in perinatal care
Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy research
Research: Optimal Birth BC - research project coordinator to implement EPIC (evidence-based practice identification and change) knowledge translation model with the goal of achieving optimal cesarean birth rates in BC
Research: PIERS - Pre-eclampsia Integrated Estimate of Risk: Validation and re-validation of two outcome prediction models that identify those pregnant women who are at greatest risk for complications of pre-eclampsia. These two models are: 1) full PIERS - a symptom/sign and laboratory test-based model developed for use in well-resourced settings (e.g., urban hospitals), and 2) mini PIERS - a simplified symptom-sign ased model for poorly resourced settings, specifically developing countries.
Neonatal Nursing Speciality Certification, British Columbia Institute of Technology
State Certified Midwifery, Crown Street Women's Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Selected Publications not Indexed in PubMed
von Dadelszen, P., Menzies, J., Gilgoff, S., Xie, F., Douglas, M. J., Sawchuck, D. & Magee, L. A. (2007). Evidence-based management for preeclampsia. Frontiers in Bioscience, 12, 2876-2889.
Liston, R., Sawchuck, D. & Young, D. (2007). Fetal health surveillance: Antepartum and intrapartum consensus guideline. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada, 29(9), September, Supplement 4.
Sawchuck, D. (2006). Evaluation of Perinatal Clinical Practice Guidelines in British Columbia. PhD Dissertation. Vancouver, BC
Sawchuck, D., Sprague, A., & Trepanier, M.J. (2002). Fetal Health Surveillance in Labour. Co-Editor. British Columbia Reproductive Care Program, Vancovuer, BC
Sawchuck, D. J. & Pinder, K. L. (2000). Perineometer for Domestic Use in Prevention of Urinary Incontinence. International Patent. (WO/1999/026699). World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switerland
Over the past 10 years have taught fetal health surveillance, management of obstetrical emergencies, and legal aspects of perinatal charting to MDs, RMs and RNs in locations throughout BC
Established a train-the-trainer program for fetal health surveillance instructors throughout BC