Online Learning for Healthcare
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Resuscitation Level 2 - Newborn

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: e-Learning


In this course, we will look at the common causes, risk factors and the stages of newborn hypoxia.  Then, the elements of newborn life support will be covered, as well as the roles and responsibilities when it comes to managing cardiac arrest on a newborn infant.

The course is followed by a case study based assessment.

Course content
  • Introduction
  • Newborn Hypoxia
  • Elements of Newborn Life Support
  • Keeping the Newborn Baby Warm and Assessing them
  • Opening the airway
  • Aerating the Lungs (Inflation Breaths)
  • Ventilation Breaths
  • Chest Compressions
  • Roles and Responsibilities
What will learners get out of it?

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise and respond to a newborn infant, escalating care in accordance with the current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines
  • Explain the importance of temperature control in the care of the newborn
  • Outline the current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines for initiating an  appropriate emergency response
  • Describe the current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines for basic airway management
  • Explain the current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines for initiating and maintaining effective lung ventilations
  • Detail the current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines for initiating and maintaining effective chest compressions
  • Understand how different roles respond to a newborn emergency situation and how these roles work together to achieve the optimal outcome
  • List the good practice steps to be followed when reporting and recording details of an emergency event
  • Describe the current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines for starting CPR using chest compressions
Who is the course for?

Staff with direct clinical care responsibilities working with newborn infants.

Accreditations and endorsements

This course was developed in partnership with the Resuscitation Council UK and members of Resuscitation Council UK's Newborn Life Support Subcommittee.

This course aligns with the Core Skills Training Framework Level 2 Basic Life Support for staff working with newborn patients

Duration & CPD

1 hour approximate, equivalent to 1 CPD point.


Click 'book now' below then follow the checkout process. On receipt of your order, the elearning team will be in touch to arrange access, please allow 24 hours. Learners can access and re-visit the course for one year.

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