Essential Newborn Care 1

Essential Newborn Care 1

Immediate Care and Helping Babies Breathe at Birth

The Essential Newborn Care 1 (ENC 1) helps healthcare workers provide better care to newborns, and save the lives of those who suffer birth asphyxia.

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Who is this course for

All team members who care for mothers and and babies at birth and in the newborn phase.

What they will learn

A course by WHO

ENC 1 is part of WHO’s Essential Newborn Care Course. It was developed together with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Course components

Action Plan — guide the learning and can be a job aid in the facility.

Online course — A tool for facilitators and participants that gives them the flexibility to train remotely or face-to-face, enhanced with demonstration videos.

Flip Chart —An educational tool to assist facilitators during training, as an alternatice to the online course.

Provider Guide and Simulation Practice Cards — Support participants to continue practice and improved quality of care.

NeoNatalie Simulator — While a variety of simulators may be used for this module, we recommend NeoNatalie. This is a s low cost, portable, and durable option which allows for realistic newborn ventilation.

Our approach to learning

The Helping Mothers and Babies Survive courses have a common methodology, based on the evidence that better learning outcomes result from:

  • Targeted, repetitive interventions
  • Case-based simulation practice
  • On-site training in teams

About AAP

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) together with the WHO developed the ENC 1 course, with the support of volunteer AAP fellows and liaisons from multiple disciplines.

AAP is committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for ALL infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. ENC 1 focuses on the “ALL” that is prominent in the AAP mission. Especially in the under-served global population of newborns.

ENC 1 is a WHO course

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