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Examination of the Newborn – Birmingham – 29 September 2017

Mr Susmito Biswas Consultant Opthalmologist
Professor Simon Mitchell BIRTH2 Course Director - Examination of the Newborn
September 29, 2017 8:30 am
September 29, 2017 4:30 pm
Shakespeare Martineau, No 1, Colmore Square, Birmingham B4 6AA   View map


Routine Newborn Examination & Care of the Low Risk Infant

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Routine Newborn Examination & Care of the Low Risk Infant

With RCGP Educational Accreditation

6 Hours Relevant for CPD 

£95 for full day of training, including lunch, tea and coffee. Please note administration fee charges of £30 per booking will be made for any cancellations as we are a not for profit organisation and will have incurred costs.

£30 discount available for students, please enter stu30 as voucher code at checkout (must provide student ID at registration on the day).

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Relevant For: Midwives, neonatal nurses (including nurse practitioners), trainee doctors in paediatrics, general practitioners (including GP registrars in training).

A routine physical examination is an integral part of postnatal care for newborn infants, repeated at 8 weeks of age. The UK National Screening Committee (NHS Newborn & Infant Physical Examination Programme) has established a core set of screening outcomes for the examinations identified as:

· Congenital heart disease
· Developmental hip dysplasia
· Congenital cataract
· Undescended testes

Routine examination also seeks to identify infants who are unwell or at risk of developing problems by recognition of clinical symptoms & signs and identification of risk factors.

Aims of the Course

This course provides clinically based training in all four of the components set out as screening priorities (NIPE, 2016-2017) by experienced experts in the relevant specialties. It seeks to maintain existing skills, inform & update practice, and also reflect the current relevant UK screening guidance. It will also provide an overview of common clinical problems presenting in infancy with an emphasis on the early recognition of infants at risk and their appropriate management.

Course Content

· Principles of screening & the routine newborn and infant physical examination
· Congenital cataract & newborn eye examination
· Screening for developmental hip dysplasia
· Screening & detection of congenital heart disease
· Examination of the testes & groin
· Common abnormalities found on the routine newborn examination
· Clinical problems presenting in infancy

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