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Resuscitation of the Newborn Module

Learn about the course below
Code
MWY 3451
MWY 4451
Duration
11 study days
Attendance
Part-time via on campus learning
Fees
See the Fees and funding tab
Course leader
Stephanie Michaelides

This programme, which is steeped in practice, is an opportunity to develop existing skills in the resuscitation of the new-born in line with UK Resuscitation Council standards on Newborn Life Support (NLS) 2006.

Why study the Resuscitation of the Newborn Module at Middlesex University?

This module will facilitate the development of the practitioner who is reflective, skilled and who has a good working knowledge of the biological sciences that underpin effective resuscitation in practice. In addition, this course will enhance the participant's ability to provide a holistic and woman/baby centred care even in the context of emergency interventions for which the outcomes are often uncertain.

This module will be useful for neonatal nurses and midwives may be taken on its own or as part of a larger programme of study.

What will you study on Resuscitation of the Newborn Module?

Taught by experienced practitioners and clinical mentors at our London campus, this short course explores advanced theories and skills in the resuscitation of the newborn, in line with the criteria set down by UK Resuscitation Council Standards on Newborn Life Support (NLS), including:

  • Overview of the history of resuscitation practice and the role of the multidisciplinary team
  • Foetal respiratory and cardio-vascular physiology and adaptation at birth
  • Patho-physiology of birth asphyxia
  • Anticipating the need for neonatal resuscitation:
    • Antepartum risk factors (maternal and foetal)
    • Intrapartum risk factors (maternal and foetal)
    • Perinatal risk factors
  • Assessment of neonatal condition at birth
  • Resuscitation of the neonate: including the use of bag and mask, suction, oxygen and cardiac massage
  • Resuscitation of the neonate: including assessment of the neonate, and the use of laryngoscope, intubation and related pharmacology
  • Neonatal care immediately following resuscitation.
  • Safe transfer of baby and his/her parents following resuscitation
  • Information giving and communication skills relating to the support of parents
  • Professional, legal and ethical issues related to neonatal resuscitation

Assessment

You will be assessed through:

  • 2,500 word written assignment
  • Practical assessment
  • Viva voce

To be eligible for this course, you must be a registered midwife, neonatal nurse, RN (Diploma in Child Health) or professional with responsibilities for neonatal resuscitation. You must be currently working in the clinical area and have at least six months experience in the care of the newborn.

Please visit our CPD health practitioner webpage to download an application form and for more information on the application process.

There are several funding options available:

  • receiving course fees via CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University
  • paying your own fees
  • sponsorship by your employer (but not under a CPPD contract).

For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.

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