First Hour Care of the Term Newborn Infant

Offered By

NHS Health Education England

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30 minutes
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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from NHS Health Education England will discuss what happens to a newborn baby at birth and how interruption to the normal process of adaptation can cause problems for a newborn baby born at full term. It emphasises the importance of early recognition of risk to the baby and early actions to prevent further compromise, which may result in separation of the mother and baby and avoidable medical problems for the baby. We will focus on what happens within the first hour of a baby's life, as good clinical care of both mother and baby at this early stage can make a real difference to outcome.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Describe the normal physiological process of adaptation for a term baby after he/she is born

Discuss how clinicians can support and enhance the normal physiological adaptations made by the baby and support the mother and family within the first hour

Explain the importance of keeping a baby warm after birth

Explain the importance of supporting the mother’s choice in feeding

Recognise that interruptions to a normal adaptive process can have negative consequences for a newborn baby

Recognise that appropriate care of the newborn in the 'first hour' can prevent later complications in regard to issues raised by the ATAIN report i.e. asphyxia, respiratory, jaundice and hypoglycaemia