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Essentials of Newborn Care for Groups

Essentials of Newborn Care for Groups

The Essentials of Newborn Care 2.0 program was developed for both new and experienced providers to understand the essentials of newborn care and complications. Our online program is ideal for annual staff education for Newborn Care Providers and Postpartum units. The Essentials of Newborn Care 2.0 program is eligible for CNE Contact Hours for certification maintenance and license renewals.

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Program Content

  • Describe the responsibilities of the nurse assigned to care for the newborn at the time of delivery.
  • Identify normal bonding behaviors displayed by the mother to her newborn.
  • Describe the process for determining a newborn’s gestational age based on the findings using the New Ballard Maturational Score.
  • Compare and contrast the small-for-gestational-age newborn to the large-for-gestational-age newborn.
  • Identify normal findings for each component of the newborn physical assessment.
  • Identify the three stages of lactogenesis.
  • List the risk factors for delayed onset of lactogenesis.
  • Identify the signs of adequate intake in the breastfeeding newborn.
  • Describe each recommended component of newborn screening as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Identify the key points that should be taught and discussed with the newborn’s parents during discharge planning.
  • Discuss characteristics and complications seen in the preterm and postterm newborn.
  • Discuss signs and symptoms of a newborn experiencing respiratory complications.
  • Describe nursing interventions for the newborn experiencing respiratory complications.
  • Identify common neonatal cardiac disorders.
  • List risk factors for neonatal hypoglycemia.
  • Differentiate between physiologic jaundice and hyperbilirubinemia in the newborn.
  • Describe effects of maternal drug abuse on the newborn.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of infection/sepsis in the newborn.
  • Describe the intrauterine physiology of the fetal respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
  • Identify the transitional process of the neonatal respiratory, cardiovascular, glucose metabolism, and thermoregulatory systems.
  • Describe the impact of maternal and intrapartum complications on the neonate’s successful transition to extrauterine life.
  • List common problems seen during the neonatal transition to extrauterine life.
  • Preparing for Delivery
  • Initial Assessment of the Newborn 
    • The ‘ABCs’ of Newborn Breathing
    • Apgar Scoring
    • Assessing Vital Signs
    • Umbilical Cord Care and Cord Clamping
    • Newborn Identification
    • Eye Prophylaxis
    • Vitamin K Needs Assessment
    • Routine Assessment of Blood Glucose
    • Hepatitis B Virus Vaccine
  • Promoting Maternal-Newborn Attachment
  • Gestational Development Estimation
  • Physical Assessment
  • Newborn Feeding
  • Continued Newborn Care
  • Newborn Safety and Care Education for the Parents
  • Circumcision
  • Newborn Screening
  • Critical Congenital Heart Defect (CCHD) Screening
  • Discharge Planning and Teaching
  • High-Risk Newborn Risk Factors
  • Newborn Classification
  • Respiratory Complications
  • Congenital Cardiac Complications and Defects
  • Hypoglycemia of the Newborn
  • Jaundice in the Newborn
  • Newborns of Mothers with a History of Drug Abuse
  • Infection/Sepsis in the Newborn
  • Respiratory System
  • Circulatory system
  • Glucose Metabolism
  • Thermoregulation

After completing the Essentials of Newborn Care program, the learner can complete the post test to test their knowledge of the learning materials presented. After successful completion of the post test, a printable certificate of competition is available immediately and a certificate is sent by email automatically.

Cost - Effective 7/1/2023

Group access includes access to the program for one calender year. Groups can purchase blocks of 30 enrollments or unlimited access for one calender year. CNE Contact Hours can also be included with group access or purchased separately at a discounted rate per participant. Group access requires self-registration and is for one company or location.

  • Group Access with 30 enrollments (No Credit): $400.00
  • Group Access with Unlimited enrollments (No Credit): $800.00
  • Group Access with 30 enrollments and with 20 CNE Contact Hours included for each participant: $600.00
  • Group Access with Unlimited enrollments and with 20 CNE Contact Hours included for each participant: $1,500.00

How to Purchase

NEW PURCHASES: Purchase online HERE or Request an Invoice HERE.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: All purchases are for access through 12/31/2023 11:59 PM ET. Upon successful purchase, you will receive an email within 2 business days with information on how to access your group purchase.

The Essentials of Newborn Care program is also available for Individual Professionals to purchase.