Newborn Life Support Course
The Newborn Life Support Course (NLS) has been developed under the auspices of the Resuscitation Council (UK) to provide clear practical instruction in airway support and the theoretical background to illustrate its importance in resuscitation of the newborn. It is designed for any healthcare professional, regardless of discipline or status, who may be called upon to resuscitate a newborn baby.
The aim of this one day course is to give those responsible for initiating resuscitation at birth the background knowledge and skills to approach the management of a newborn infant during the first 10 - 20 minutes in a competent manner. The course concentrates on the importance of temperature control, practical airway management and ventilatory support.
Topics covered on the course include: history and physiology, resuscitation at birth, special cases, airway management, vascular access, equipment familiarisation and chest compressions.
Anyone working as a healthcare professional and or involved in the care of the newborns should attend.