Learn newborn resuscitation using the tools and providers commonly present at home births and birth centers.
Safe resuscitation of a newly born child in a community setting differs from a hospital based resuscitation in many ways. This course covers how to utilize the advantages of the community birth setting to provide appropriate and safe care based on the ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) Neonatal Task Force’s latest recommendations. Utilizing a step at a time protocol, this physiologically based approach increases oxytocin levels while decreasing stress hormones, leading to optimal outcomes.
This course has been approved by MEAC for 6 hours of continuing education through June 7th, 2023.
The MEAC approval numbers for this course are M1819-71-0627DE (6/7/2019 - 6/30/2021), and M2021-70-0528DE (7/1/2021 - 6/30/2023).
Accepted by the NARM Bridge Program for Category II.
Please note this course is for continuing education, and may be used for NARM CPM renewal as Category 1 (accredited CEUs). It may not be used to fulfill the requirements for NRP or CPR training.
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1: BackgroundShow details
- 1.1 Introduction
- 1.2 What is BRN?
- 1.3 First, Do The Calm
- Printable PDF: BRN Common Reasons for Resuscitation
- 1.4 Common Reasons for Resuscitation
- Printable PDF: BRN Basic Points
- 1.5 BRN Basic Points
2: Normal PhysiologyShow details
- 2.1 Alveoli
- 2.2 Blood Volume
- 2.3 Normal Hypoxia of Labor
- 2.4 Lung Fluid
- 2.5 The Importance of Delayed Cord Clamping
- 2.6 Eight Ways to Provide Biodynamic Care Immediately After the Birth
3: Oxygen Use in Newborn ResuscitationShow details
- Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Air versus oxygen for resuscitation of infants at birth
- 3.1 Oxygen Use For Newborns
- 3.2 O2 Saturation in the Newborn
- Printable PDF: Downfalls of Using Color Assessment
- 3.3 Color Assessment
- 3.4 When To CONSIDER Using Oxygen
- 3.5 What About Blow By?
- Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Air versus oxygen for resuscitation of infants at birth (Internal Use Only)
4: An Environment for BRNShow details
- 4.1 A Biodynamic Environment During Resuscitation
5: BRN A Step At A Time: AssessmentShow details
- Printable PDF: BRN A Step At A Time
- Printable PDF: BRN Algorithm (Flowchart)
- 5.1 Immediate Assessment (first 30 seconds)
- 5.2 Stimulation
- 5.3 Postural Drainage
- Printable PDF: BRN Identifying A Preterm Newborn
- 5.4 Preterm Infant Transport
- 5.5 What About Meconium?
- 5.6 At 30 seconds...
6: Equipment, Supplies, and How To Use ThemShow details
- Printable PDF: What to include on the resuscitation tray
- 6.1 Setting Up The Tray
- Article abstract: Oronasopharyngeal suction versus wiping of the mouth and nose at birth: a randomised equivalency trial.
- 6.2 The Downfalls of DeLee
- 6.3 The (Surprising!) Correct Use of the Bulb Syringe
- 6.4 Don't Forget To...
- 6.5 The Dangers of Intubation
- Article: The laryngeal mask airway and its use in neonatal resuscitation: a critical review of where we are in 2017/2018.
- 6.7 The BV in BVM for PPV
- 6.8 Choosing the Correct Mask, To Use Correctly
- 6.9 Using The BVM
7: BRN A Step At A Time: InflationShow details
- 7.1 At 36 seconds...
- 7.2 Mouth to Mouth
- 7.3 Mouth to Mouth Practice
- 7.4 BVM Inflations
- 7.5 Putting It Together Through Inflations
- 7.6 Practice Makes Perfect
8: BRN A Step At A Time: VentilationsShow details
- 8.1 Ventilations
- 8.2 Practicing Ventilations
9: BRN A Step At A Time: Chest CompressionsShow details
- 9.1 When and Why Chest Compressions May Be Needed
- 9.2 Preparing for Compressions
- 9.3 Performing Chest Compressions
- 9.4 Considerations for Compressions
- Article: Effect of umbilical cord milking in term and near term infants: randomized control trial.
- 9.5 Practicing 1&2&3&Breathe
10: Putting the Steps TogetherShow details
- 10.1 Single Provider Resuscitation
- 10.2 Two Provider Resuscitation
- 10.3 Real Time Resuscitation
Link to Post-Tests/CE CertificatesShow details
- MEAC Evaluation Questions
- Link to MEAC Post-Test/CE Certificate
Holly Scholles, MA, CPM, LDM
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“Great class!!! Wonderful resource for OOH birth....thank you!”
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