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Approx. 16 hours to complete

English

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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 16 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Safe Newborn Sleep

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 24 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
What is Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)?3m
Infant safe Sleep Environments5m
Infant safe Sleep FAQs6m
Typical Infant Sleep in the First Month of Life3m
How to Help Improve Infant Sleep4m
10 readings
About Us: Your Instructors20m
Center for Disease Control and Prevention40m
Racial and ethnic trends in sudden unexpected infant deaths10m
Resource: Trends in Sudden Unexpected Infant Death by Cause4m
Sudden Unexpected Infant Death by Race/Ethnicity, 2011-20144m
CDC Reading and Resources link30m
AAP: SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Death40m
NIH: Safe Sleep for Your Baby3m
Fussy Baby Network15m
The Happiest Baby on the Block10m
1 practice exercise
Infant Safe Sleep30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

CAR SEAT SAFETY

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 24 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Best Practices for Transporting Children Safely4m
Rear-Facing-Only Seats and Convertible Seats2m
5 Steps for Rear-facing Car seat Safety6m
Skills Video: Car Seat Safety1m
It's Complicated5m
6 readings
Child Passenger Safety1h 10m
NIH: Unsafe from the Start: Serious Misuse of Car Safety Seats at Newborn Discharge20m
AJPM: Reviews of evidence regarding interventions to increase use of child safety seats40m
AAP: Safe Transportation of Newborns at Hospital Discharge15m
AAP: Safe Transportation of Preterm and Low Birth Weight Infants at Hospital Discharge14m
A Comparison of Respiratory Patterns in Healthy Term Infants Placed in Car Safety Seats and Beds32m
1 practice exercise
Car Seat Safety30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

TEMPERAMENT AND COLIC

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 24 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Goodness of Fit5m
Coregulation4m
Calming a Crying baby5m
The Crying Curve and Fussiness4m
6 readings
AAP: Helping Parents Deal With Infants' Temperamental Differences25m
Healthy Children: Handling Colic18m
AAP: Colic Reading and linked Resources15m
AAP: Developmental Outcome as a Function of the Goodness of Fit12m
Coregulation50m
AAP: Crying Curve18m
1 practice exercise
Temperament and Colic30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

BREASTFEEDING AND FORMULA FEEDING

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 24 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Key Breastfeeding Assessment Questions3m
Breastfeeding in Early Weeks4m
Breastfeeding Problems4m
Return to Work/School and Milk Storage3m
Advocacy for Breastfeeding1m
Frequently Asked Questions About Breastfeeding5m
6 readings
Global Health Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding1h 20m
AHRQ Evidence-based Review55m
LactMed Resource10m
Infant Risk Center: Readings and Resources1m
AAP Policy Statement30m
AAP Pediatrics in Review: Dr Bunik40m
1 practice exercise
Breastfeeding30m

About the Newborn Baby Care Specialization

A newborn baby is an amazing beautiful life filled with hope. Unfortunately, many babies die or experience preventable harm even in 21st century. It is imperative that babies who are born healthy get off to a healthy start in the first month of life. There are some easy tenets of care to implement that help ensure that babies and families get off to a healthy start no matter where they are in the world. In this specialization learners will acquire the skills necessary for newborn baby care to optimize their health in the hours, days and weeks after they are born. The courses are designed to move the learner through the progression of care for healthy newborns in the first month of life. The first half of the specialization consists of clinical provisions such as initial medical interventions and screenings, health assessments and resulting diagnoses. The second half focuses on care provided at home including transport and sleep safety, nutrition, and parental and caregiver bonding....
Newborn Baby Care

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