Acute Care of At-Risk Newborns (ACoRN)
ACoRN is a Canadian neonatal stabilization program, which provides a systematic approach to the identification and management of babies requiring stabilization. It serves as the foundation for an educational program that aims to teach the concepts and basic skills of neonatal stabilization and where necessary, preparation for transport to a referral facility. The ACoRN process applies to babies, post delivery room resuscitation, who need assistance in the transition from fetal life, and babies who become unwell or are at risk of becoming unwell in the first few hours after birth.
ACoRN Materials can be ordered through the Perinatal Outreach Program. Click here for ACoRN materials order form.
Fetal Health Surveillance Workshop
This program is intended for interprofessional health care providers who want to learn, review and apply fundamental concepts related to fetal health surveillance in labour.
Maternal Newborn Nursing Course
A 7-week course, offered Spring and Fall, which is intended for nurses currently working in the Maternal/Child area who wish to update their knowledge base. This course would also be ideal for nurses who are looking for a career change, or who hope to begin their career in the Maternal/Child area. The course is offered in collaboration with Fanshawe College – London.” See Calendar of Events for course flyer, or visit the Continuing Education webpage at Fanshawe College here.
NRP Instructor Course
This program is intended for expert-level practitioners who wish to develop teaching skills in neonatal resuscitation.
- Current PROVIDER status [Lessons 1-9; Advanced Megacode]
- In-depth knowledge of and clinical expertise related to neonatal resuscitation, and
- A letter of support from the candidate’s sponsoring facility/organization
Information on obtaining or maintaining instructor status, as well as ordering, or downloading, NRP materials can be found on the Canadian Paediatric Society website. Click here.
Period of Purple Crying “Train the Trainer” Workshop
The Period of Purple Crying® Program is a shaken-baby syndrome prevention program. The workshop is a “train the trainer” format. We will be focusing on the research behind the program, as well as, strategies that promote successful implementation of the Period of Purple Crying teaching. We will prepare for possible challenges and barriers to implementation and review principles of adult education. For more information about the program, click here.