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Newborn Life Support Course

Who should attend?

Clinicians involved in care of the new-born.  Also suitable for Midwives, junior and senior medical staff, neonatal nurses, paramedics, resuscitation officers and experienced nursing staff who deal regularly with new-borns.

Course aims and objectives

This, one day, course provides clear practical instruction in airway support and the theoretical background to resuscitation of the new-born. The aim of the course is to give those responsible for initiating resuscitation at birth the background knowledge and skills to approach the management of a new-born 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.     

The course comprises lectures, practical stations and assessments.Topics covered on the course include history and physiology; resuscitation at birth; special cases; airway management; vascular access; equipment familiarisation and high quality chest compressions.

Pre-course learning

A manual will be sent to candidates approximately one month before the start of the course. There is also an online questionnaire, which should be completed after reading the manual, via the Resus Council Learning Management System and prior to arrival on the course. The pre-course test does not form part of the final assessment. Candidates are advised to study the manual carefully before the course.


Candidates who successfully complete the course receive a downloadable Resuscitation Council (UK) NLS provider certificate, which is valid for four years.  

Additional information can be found on the Resuscitation Council website 

How to book

For dates and further information please contact Emma Johnson

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