Newborn transition and neonatal resuscitation
This e-learning training course is for doctors, midwives and clinical associates working in district and regional hospitals in South Africa. The course covers the immediate care of the newborn during transition in the delivery room as well as all neonatal resuscitation prior to the transfer of both mother and baby to the postnatal or neonatal ward. The course is complimentary to the Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) course, a course developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and partners. The course follows the same steps as HBB, but includes additional background information, pathophysiology, advanced resuscitation and the immediate post resuscitation care of all newborns.
The course is hosted on the Blackboard learn platform of the University of Limpopo, and consists of 4 modules each incorporating reading, chart reviews, videos, self-assessment questions and tasks.
You will be assigned a facilitator; this will usually be a Paediatrician or senior clinician working in your facility, district or region. Your facilitator will host a discussion forum with a group of participants, and coordinate the optional tasks.
A final assessment is done upon completion of all the modules. Upon successful completion of the final assessment (> 75%) a certificate of completion will be emailed and 7 CEU points allocated. Your facilitator will invite you to attend a 2-hour skills session in your facility, district or province.
This course will take 5 – 8 hours to complete.
To enrol on the course, please click on the link below. This course is aimed at doctors and senior nurses who work at facilities in Southern Africa.