In the past 10-15 years, there have been significant technological advances in neonatal care, supported by an ever-increasing evidence base in this field.
This three-month course focuses on the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills based on those advances and evidence.
The skills developed during the course comprise those relating to normal care of the well new-born and those required for caring for sick neonates in the special care and/or high-dependency unit. These skills were developed based on "Matching knowledge and skills for QIS neonatal nurses," a document by RCN 2012 in collaboration with NNA and BAPM.
Who is it for?
For health professionals working with neonates who are required to learn the appropriate skills relevant to the demographic changes and new innovations in practice to enhance outcomes for this vulnerable population.
Oct: Wednesday 6 and 20 October 2021
Nov: Wednesday 3 and 17 November 2021
Dec: Wednesday 1 December 2021
Essay and Portfolio Submission: Thursday 27 January 2022
The key takeaways from this course are the essential core skills and theoretical knowledge that enable practitioners to care proficiently for the neonate requiring normal, special and high dependency levels of care.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.