Examination of the Newborn
Routine Newborn Examination & Care of the Low Risk Infant
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.
This course provides clinically based training in all four of the components set out as screening priorities (NIPE, 2021) 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.
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.
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.
96% rated quality of education as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’.
95% reported that they intended to modify practice in a minor or major way following the course.