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83696 - Emergency Care of the Sick Neonate

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This program is a 6 hour session, and takes place on the day following the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) course. By this stage, participants should be comfortable with their neonatal resuscitation skills. The purpose of this course is to update GP's on the presentation and management of common neonatal problems.The program consists of interactive lectures, case-based discussions as well as vital practical skills, including insertion of umbilical venous catheters, and insertion of chest drains into rabbits, for management of pneumothorax. 

Participants are given access to the medical guidelines and drug protocols of the Neonatology Clinical Care Unit & Newborn Emergency Transport Service (WA). 

Relevance to General Practice

Many GP's are not confident in the management of common neonatal problems. Neonates are very different from children, and attending a refresher course such as this will be invaluable for GP's who do not care for neonates on a regular basis. The practical skills they will gain will undoubtedly improve their ability to care for a critically sick newborn.

Learning outcomes
  • Recognise and understand the medical and nursing management of an infant who requires transfer to a tertiary neonatal unit
  • Demonstrate needle aspiration pneumothorax
  • Discuss the importance of communication and team work in the management of neonatal emergencies
  • Understand the mechanisms, management and consequences of neonatal sepsis, hypoglycaemia .understand the patho physiology and the medical management of hypoxia
  • Understand the patho physiology of respiratory distress in the newborn and the medical and nursing management of the condition.
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    83696 - Emergency Care of the Sick Neonate
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    6.5 hours
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