Newborn Assessment – Free Online Neonatal Course
Understand the importance of the newborn assessment and learn how to perform a physical assessment in this free online neonatal course from Griffith University.
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at midwives, nurses and other healthcare professionals. It is also suitable for anyone interested in neonatal assessment, including parents and families.
What topics will you cover?
Preparing to conduct a newborn assessment.
Why collecting a maternal history is an important element of the overall assessment.
Step by step instructions for performing a head to toe physical assessment of the newborn.
Techniques for determining gestational age.
Assessing the development and reflexes of the newborn.
Common newborn challenges.
Newborn skin care.
Evaluating interactions between the mother and their newborn.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Perform a newborn assessment using a systematic head to toe approach, identifying both normal and abnormal characteristics.
Assess the gestational age of the newborn.
Discuss the benefits of parental and newborn bonding.