BC Women's Hospital
Specialized Women's Health Program
Family Nurse Practitioner
B4 West 4500 Oak Street
Canada V6H 3N1
PSC (Perinatal Specialty Certificate), British Columbia Institute of Technology
BSN (Nursing), University of Victoria
MN (Family Nurse Practitioner), University of Victoria
Full time Family Nurse Practitioner at BC Women's Hospital in the Specialized Women's Health Program. Passionate about women's health and a strong focus on advanced clinical practice, education and research.
Main clinical areas of practice are:
Full scope primary health care (family focus)
HIV monitoring and care
Antenatal/Postpartum care & Prenatal Counseling
Primary care based gynecology services
Comprehensive contraceptive counseling, including IUD services for HIV positive women
Lions Gate Hospital - Site Research Coordinator (01/04 - 08/08) CHICR - International Twin Birth Study (Study ID # NCT00187369)
BC Women's Hospital, WHRI/CIHR - Clinical Collaborator (ongoing) HPV VLP V506 Vaccine Study (4-Valent vs. 9-Valent)
Lions Gate Hospital - Site Research Coordinator (03/05-08/08) CIHR - Early External Cephalic Version 2 Trial (Study ID # NCT00141687)
BC Women's Hospital, WHRI/CIHR - Site investigator (ongoing). HPV VLP Vaccine in a Cohort of HIV Positive Girls and Women (CTN 236)
Selected Publications not Indexed in PubMed
McCall, J., Vicol, L., & Tsang, G. (2009). Healthy mothers, healthy babies: Preventing vertical transmission of HIV/AIDS. Nursing BC, April, 26-30.
Vicol, L. (2005 unpublished major paper). Evaluation of Eye Prophylaxis in Infants Born by elective Caesarean Section, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.
Provide clinical training to Nurse Practitioner students and first year Family Practice Residents (FR1) in the areas of Primary Health Care, Women's Sexual Health and HIV Primary Care.
As Clinical Faculty, responsible for the clinical instruction of fourth year undergraduate nursing students during their obstetrical training (N411).
Faculty guest speaker to University of Victoria - Family Nurse Practitioner program.
Childbirth Educator providing prenatal education classes to childbearing women and their families.