Essential Newborn Care 1
Essential Newborn Care 1 (ENC 1) is the first part of the ENC course, called Immediate Care and Helping Babies Breathe at Birth.
With this course you will develop the knowledge, skills, and competency to provide immediate care and care for babies not breathing at birth.
- The course could be facilitated remotely or held by a local facilitator. In both cases, the hands-on skills practice in pairs or groups is essential for this course.
- This page provides you with the information and resources you need to participate in the course. Please follow guidance from your facilitator.
Here you can find the PDF or online versions of the course materials, that you can view digitally. In some cases your facilitator will also provide printed versions. These materials are currently in an interim/pilot version.
ENC 1 online (ENC Now!)
Here you can find the online course for digital learning and hands on practice. Follow the instructions from your facilitator.
The Action Plan will guide during the course. After the course, keep it visible in your facility to help you remember what you have learned.
This guide will help you continue practicing and improve the quality of care.
Simulation Practice Cards
During the course you will use Simulation Practice Cards for group practice, either online or printed. After the course you can continue practicing using the same cards.
Real birth videos by Global Health Media and demonstrations for practice
This equipment is needed for the ENC 1 practice
- Action Plan
- Pen and paper
- Hand cleaner
- Newborn simulator
- Head covering (for baby)
- Cloths (dry and clean)
- Cord ties/clamps
- Ventilation bag and mask
- Suction device
If you are attending an online training you will also need
- Smartphone with QR reader (on iPhone you can use the normal camera for this)
- Tablet or computer with camera and microphone
Regular practice reinforces new knowledge and skills. Practice also develops skills and improves teamwork and clinical decision-making. After the course, use the same Simulation Practice Cards that were introduced during the course to practice in short, frequent sessions with your team.