Examination of the Newborn – 30 October 2020 – Online Training
Routine Newborn Examination & Care of the Low Risk Infant
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COURSE DELIVERY AND CERTIFICATION
Full day of training, including lunch, tea and coffee.
6 Hours Relevant for CPD
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.
Midwives, neonatal nurses (including nurse practitioners), trainee doctors in paediatrics, general practitioners (including GP registrars in training), and legal professionals.
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 & 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.
- 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.