Essential Newborn Care 2
Course by and
Essential Newborn Care 2 is the second part of the ENC Basic Course, called Assessment and Continue Care. The course has been launched as an interim version for piloting. A final version will be available late 2022.
Share with your course participants
We have gathered all the resources that you need to share with your course participants in one place. Share this link with them hmbs.org/course/enc2-participant
Here you can find online materials and PDFs to view and download. Since this is an interim version for piloting, printed materials are not available for yet. If you have questions about the interim materials have a look at the information we have gathered here.
The Flip Chart will support you as you facilitate the course. The PDF has interactive links that you can explore. Ideally you should have the printed version during the course. There is also an appendix available, covering nasogastric tube and alternative warming.
The Action Plan will guide the training. Make sure participants have a printed version available. After the course, it can be used in the facility as a job aid.
Every participant should ideally have a printed Provider Guide to keep. The guide will support them to continue practice and improve the quality of care.
Simulation Practice Cards
During the course you will introduce the Practice Cards for Group practice. These cards have different scenarios where the participants practice the roles of mother and provider. Every participant should have access to the online or printed version, also after the course.
The parent guide can be used to give guidance for home care. Explain to your participants how to use it for support of parents.
You can complement ENC 2 with the one or more of the 14 modules for more in-depth learning, also created by WHO. You may register to use the pilot materials from WHO.
- Part 1 — Assessment and Preventing Disease (390 MB)
- Part 2 — Routine Care (600 MB)
- Part 3 — Intermediate Care (670 MB)
- Part 4 — Advanced Care (280 MB)
In addition to the learning materials, each pair of participants will need:
- Newborn simulator with ventilation option — we suggest NeoNatalie
- Small newborn simulator with NGT option — we suggest PreemieNatalie
- Breast simulator — we suggest MamaBreast
- Pen and paper
- Hand cleaner
- Baby hat or cap
- Cloths, dry and clean
- Cord ties/clamps
- Ventilation bag and mask
- Suction device
Download and print these documents to check the knowledge and skills of the participants
Regular practice reinforces new knowledge and skills. Practice also develops skills and improves teamwork and clinical decision-making. After the course, participants can use the same Simulation Practice Cards that you introduced during the course. Support participants to continue practice in short, often sessions at their place of work.
A WHO and AAP collaboration
ENC 2 is one of the components of the Essential Newborn Care Course. It was created by WHO in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, as an update of the courses Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies.
WHO and AAP designed the ENC 2 to support health workers to save lives, prevent disabilities, and ensure all newborns reach their full potential. Participants will respond to the essential needs of newborns everywhere, including some of the most difficult contexts such as fragile and humanitarian settings.