Neonatal Emergency Care (NEC) Workshop

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Held on February 21 and 22 2019, this Rural Health West CPD workshop provides obstetric teams with the necessary skills to effectively manage problems which may occur during neonatal delivery and postnatal care. Covering neonatal resuscitation, ventilation, chest compression, endotracheal intubation and medications, the workshop also considers ethical questions and how lessons learned can be implemented to improve care in a local setting. Information and teaching is delivered via seminars, case studies, practical hands-on sessions and also mega code scenarios involving the entire resuscitation team.

This workshop content will include:

Day One − Neonatal Resuscitation Program

  • understanding the physiology of normal transition at birth
  • understanding approaches to neonatal resuscitation
  • participant demonstration of proficient resuscitation skills
  • participant demonstration of the ability to lead full neonatal resuscitation and coordinate the response of others
  • understanding how lessons learnt can be implemented to improve care in the local setting.

Day Two – Neonatal Emergency Care

  • stabilisation of the sick neonate
  • advanced clinical skills including insertion of umbilical vein catheter/umbilical artery catheter and pneumothorax management 
  • common neonatal problems – detailed interactive teaching scenarios.

This workshop is accredited with RACGP and ACRRM for continuing professional development points and is approved for the Rural Procedural Grants Program. Please contact your relevant college before attending training if you wish to apply for the grant. 

The cost for midwives is $440 for both days (including GST) and the cost for GPs and GP obstetricians is $660 for both days (including GST).

For more information and to register, please visit the Rural Health West website.

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