Care of the ELBW Infant

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Perinatal Seminar

NeoConsult held its first Perinatal Seminar on 12th August 2017 and the event was attended by nurses and midwives from hospital across the U.A.E. Due to it's success, this event will be repeated annually. If you would like to participate in next years' event, either as a presenter or participant, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Care of the Extreme Low Birth Weight Infant - Course Summary

  1. Course Overview
  2. Course Topics
  3. Course Objectives
This one-day course provides the advanced knowledge and skills required to care of an extreme low birth weight infant. The course comprises a mix of theory and practice that can be applied in an NICU setting. The course introduces the concept of developmentally supportive care and promotes positive neuro-behavioural outcomes.

Course topics include:

  • Definition of Extreme Low Birthweight
  • Thermoregulation
  • ELBW skin care
  • Developmental care
  • Common complications in ELBW infants
  • Intra-Ventricular Hemorrhage (IVH)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • ELBW infection risks

On completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Understand insensible water loss in extreme premature babies
  • Practice correct positioning techniques
  • Identify and apply evidence-based best practice in premature skin care
  • Understand the importance of electrolyte and fluid balance
  • Identify the risk factors associated with enteral and parenteral feeding for premature infants
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