Examination of the Newborn

Routine Newborn Examination & Care of the Low Risk Infant

6 HOURS RELEVANT FOR CPD

£120 for full day of training, including lunch, tea and coffee.

£90 for students. Use code STU30 at the checkout. (T&Cs apply.)

To book please click on the selected course above and fill out our online application form. Please note administration fee charges of £40 per booking will be made for any cancellations – as we are a not for profit organisation and will have incurred costs.

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This course is available to commission in your hospital, email training@babylifeline.org.uk to enquire. 

 

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Start Time Name Details Location Price
September 6, 2019 - 8:30 am

Examination of the Newborn – Birmingham – 6 September 2019

Shakespeare Martineau, No1, 1 Colmore Square, Birmingham, B4 6AA
AVAILABLE TO BOOK
£120.00
Shakespeare Martineau, No1, 1 Colmore Square, Birmingham, B4 6AA
AVAILABLE TO BOOK
£120.00
November 22, 2019 - 8:30 am

Examination of the Newborn – London – 22 November 2019

7 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4BS
AVAILABLE TO BOOK
£120.00
7 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4BS
AVAILABLE TO BOOK
£120.00
  • Professor Simon Mitchell
    BIRTH2 Course Director - Examination
    of the Newborn
  • Dr Abhimanu Lall
    BIRTH2 Course Director - Examination of the Newborn
The Need For Training

A routine physical examination is an integral part of postnatal care for new-born 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 and undescended testes.

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

Aims and Objectives

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 (i.e. ophthalmologists, orthopaedic surgeons, paediatric urologists, and neonatologists).

It seeks to maintain existing skills, inform and 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.

Relevant For

Midwives, neonatal nurses (including nurse practitioners), trainee doctors in paediatrics, general practitioners (including GP registrars in training), and legal professionals.

This course is not a certification on its own to perform checks. It is a CPD course for those interested in performing checks, or those that already do.

Content

As well as covering the screening priorities set out by NIPE, this course also provides an overview of common clinical problems presenting in infancy with an emphasis on the early recognition of infants at risk and their appropriate management.

Content includes:

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

96% rated quality of education as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’.

97% reported that they intended to modify practice in a minor or major way following the course.