Stabilisation of Newborn Infants Post Resuscitation

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  1. Course Overview
  2. Course Topics
  3. Course Objectives
This course has been designed for the period following resuscitation of the newborn. The theoretical and practical components focus on the post-resuscitation care of sick neonates including physical assessment, problem recognition, thermoregulation, blood sugar monitoring and stabilising the infant once admitted in the NICU.
  • Post-resuscitation stabilisation of the newborn
  • Thermoregulation
  • Physical assessment of the newborn
  • Gestational age assessment of the newborn
  • Respiratory distress
  • Non-invasive ventilation
  • Sugar monitoring
  • Surfactant administration
  • Practical session – application of nasal CPAP

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

  • Initiation and commencement of appropriate IV therapy including fluid rates, glucose monitoring and emergency treatment of hypoglycaemia
  • Discuss mechanisms of heat loss in the neonate during the resuscitation and post resuscitation period
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of respiratory distress, indications for intubation, assisting with intubation and securing the endotracheal tube
  • Demonstrate proper utilisation of CPAP device, including: correct mask size and positioning, monitoring placement of the face mask for a proper fit and monitoring the patient’s response and tolerance to the CPAP

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