Care of Newborn Infants After Birth

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  1. Course Overview
  2. Course Topics
  3. Course Objectives
This course has been developed for Midwives and Nurses who work with Mothers and newborn babies. The course will provide you with the up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge, required to care of healthy and high-risk newborn infants in hospitals, clinics and in the community.

Management of the normal newborn:

  • Initial assessment of the newborn (establishing respiration & Apgar score)
  • Physical assessment of the newborn
  • Recognising birth trauma & deformities
  • Temperature Control
  • Feeding and glucose control

The high-risk newborn:

  • The importance of anticipating and preventing problems in high-risk infants
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • The baby of a diabetic mother
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Haemolitic disease

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

  • Describe how to differentiate between a normal term infant and a high-risk infant at birth
  • Demonstrate competence in bag-mask ventilation on a newborn infant, in a simulated scenario
  • Demonstrate competence in assisting breastfeeding mothers during a simulated scenario on infant positioning and attachment to the breast

Call us on +971 2 643 7720 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for course dates and registration options

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