Essential Newborn Care 2
Course by and
Essential Newborn Care 2 (ENC 2) is the second part of the ENC course, called Assessment and Continuing Care
With this course you will develop the knowledge, skills, and competency to assess a newborn and continue care after the first hour of life.
- Hands-on skills practice is essential for the 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.
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.
The parent guide can be used to give guidance for home care and support parents.
- 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)
You will be practicing in pairs or small groups. Each pair of participants will use:
- Action Plan
- Provider Guide, one per participant
- Parent Guides
- Practice Cards
- Newborn simulator
- Small newborn simulator
- Breast simulator
- Pen and paper
- Hand cleaner
- Baby hat or cap
- Cloths, dry and clean
- Cord ties/clamps
- Ventilation bag and mask
- Suction device
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.