Aims and Objectives
The knowledge and skills obtained on the Neonatal Life Support Course include:
- Recognition of the at risk pregnancy
- Pre resuscitation preparation
- Neonatal resuscitation steps
- Neonatal ventilation techniques
- Neonatal circulation techniques
- Neonatal intubation
- Medications for the newly born
- Special resuscitation circumstances
- Medico-legal aspects of neonatal resuscitation
- Ethical considerations
- Post resuscitation care
Any healthcare worker who has Current registration as a Medical or Dental practitioner, Intern, Junior Intern, Professional Nurse or Paramedic. Candidates must have a Valid Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers Certificate in accordance with the Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa.
1 day of interactive discussion, video instruction, hands on skills sessions and case based scenario simulation training.
Pre course preparation
A comprehensive American Academy of pediatrics Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation is supplied for self study prior to ANLS Course participation.
Assessment & course evaluation
Candidates are expected to pass a MCQ test Based on the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation. They must also pass a practical evaluation as team leader during the management of a newborn resuscitation.
Each candidate will receive a Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa course completion Card upon successful completion of the Course.
Accredited by the Health Professions Council of SA for 18 Continuing Education units (including medical ethics).