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Neonatal Ventilation for Neonatal Nurses and Junior Doctors City Health

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

City, University of London is doing this study day in collaboration with Barts Health NHS trust.

This neonatal ventilation study is an interactive hands on study day is suitable for neonatal/paediatric trainees, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners or neonatal nurses who would like a theoretical and practical guide on current ventilation strategies in neonatal clinical practice. Senior nurses and doctors who want a refresher course on current practice of neonatal ventilation are encouraged to apply. The day will include a combination of lectures, scenario based workshops and hands on practical workshop. Lectures and workshops will be delivered by senior neonatal consultants.

Dr Vadivelam Murthy, Dr Michael Hird and Dr Caroline May are all consultants at Royal London Hospital with specialist interest in Neonatal Ventilation.

Betty Mathew is a Neonatal lecturer at City, and she currently leads the neonatal modules.

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    Excellent course,I really enjoyed it. Worked really well with a small group. Speaker were incredibly knowledgeable.

    Neonatal Nurse, Royal London Hospital

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    Some good ground covered on neonatal. excellent coverage of different modes of ventilation

    NNU Registrar,Royal London Hospital

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

The course will cover the following topics:

Neonatal respiratory Physiology

Physiology of common neonatal respiratory disease

Clinical management of common neonatal respiratory conditions including invasive and non-invasive ventilation strategies

Problem based learning exercise Hands  on practical workshop



Prerequisite knowledge

Neonatal nurses, junior doctors, senior paediatric doctors and nurses working within paediatric and neonatal settings.



Face to face lectures

Hands on practical workshops

Group discussion

Scenario based learning and assessment workshops

Question and answer

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

S Sakonidou and J Dhaliwal.( 2014)The management of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants (European Consensus Guidelines—2013 update) Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed 2015;100:5 257-259 Published Online First: 18 February 2015 doi:10.1136/archdischild-2014-306642.

Shetty, S. & Greenough, A. (2014) "Neonatal ventilation strategies and long-term respiratory outcomes", Early human development, vol. 90, no. 11, pp. 735-739.

Manley BJ, Dold SK, Davis PG, et al. (2012) High-flow nasal cannulae for respiratory support of preterm infants: a review of the evidence. Neonatology;102:300–8.

Manley BJ, Owen LS, Davis,PG (2014)High-flow nasal cannulae in very preterm infants after extubation. N Engl J Med;370:385–6

.Support Study Group of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Neonatal Research Network(2010).Early CPAP versus surfactant in extremely preterm infants.N Engl J Med, 362 pp. 1970–1979 Stevens T.P., Finer N.N., Carlo W.A., et al (2014) Respiratory Outcomes of the Surfactant Positive Pressure and Oximetry Randomized Trial (SUPPORT).