The Newborn Life Support (NLS) course has been developed under the auspices of the Resuscitation Council (UK) to provide clear practical instruction in airway support and the theoretical background to illustrate its importance in resuscitation of the newborn. It is designed for any healthcare professional, regardless of discipline or status, who may be called upon to resuscitate a newborn baby.
The Newborn Life Support course has the support of the professional bodies of a number of relevant disciplines.
All centres and their courses are approved and certificated by the Resuscitation Council (UK). This ensures a uniformity of content and standard regardless of the course centre.
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 newborn 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.
Who the Course is aimed at:
Anyone working as a healthcare professional and/or involved in care of the newborn. Junior and senior medical staff, midwives, neonatal nurses, paramedics, resuscitation officers and experienced nursing staff will find this course valuable.
The course we run is delivered over one day and consists of lectures, practical stations and assessments. Topics covered on the course include: History & Physiology; Resuscitation at Birth; Special Cases; Airway Management; Vascular Access; Equipment Familiarisation; and Chest Compressions.
Candidates are required to complete a pre-course multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ) on the LMS before attending the course.
Assessment & Certification
Candidates who successfully complete the course receive a Resuscitation Council (UK) NLS provider certificate, which is valid for four years.
The course cost is £225 – this includes course manual, daytime catering, certificate & resuscitation Council UK fees (£15.50 for the course manual & £26.00 registration).
Web link for Resuscitation Council UK fact sheet: