Examination of the Newborn

Routine Newborn Examination & Care of the Low Risk Infant

£95 for full day of training, including lunch, tea and coffee.

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Examination of the Newborn
  • Professor Simon Mitchell
    BIRTH2 Course Director - Examination of the Newborn
  • Dr Abhimanu Lall
    BIRTH2 Course Director - Examination of the Newborn

Course Outline

A routine physical examination is an integral part of postnatal care for newborn infants, repeated at 8 weeks of age. The UK National Screening Committee (NHS Newborn & Infant Physical Examination Programme) has established a core set of screening outcomes for the examinations identified as:

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Developmental hip dysplasia
  • Congenital cataract
  • Undescended testes

Routine examination also seeks to identify infants who are unwell or at risk of developing problems by recognition of clinical symptoms & signs and identification of risk factors.

Aims of the Course

This course provides clinically based training in all four of the components set out as screening priorities (NIPE, 2016-2017) by experienced experts in the relevant specialties. It seeks to maintain existing skills, inform & update practice, and also reflect the current relevant UK screening guidance. It will also provide an overview of common clinical problems presenting in infancy with an emphasis on the early recognition of infants at risk and their appropriate management.

Relevant For

For midwives, neonatal nurses (including nurse practitioners), trainee doctors in paediatrics, General Practitioners (including GP registrars in training), and legal professionals.

  • Principles of screening & the routine newborn and infant physical examination
  • Congenital cataract & newborn eye examination
  • Screening for developmental hip dysplasia
  • Screening & detection of congenital heart disease
  • Examination of the testes & groin
  • Common abnormalities found on the routine newborn examination
  • Clinical problems presenting in infancy

97% rated quality of education as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’

100% of delegates reported an effective influence on practice

100% reported that they would consider or intended to modify practice after seeking more information