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Beginner Level

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 12 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Newborn Exam: Assessment from Head to Toe

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 24 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Introduction and Vital Signs5m
Newborn Exam: Heart and Lungs4m
Newborn Exam: Lower Body3m
Newborn exam: Abdomen Area4m
Newborn Exam: Head Assessment4m
2 readings
About Us: Your Instructors20m
Resource: Newborn with Respiratory Distress10m
1 practice exercise
The Newborn Exam: Learning Assessment30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Ensure heart health

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 22 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Fundamentals of Newborn Cardiac Exam4m
Heart Murmurs3m
Heart Case Studies: Part 16m
Heart Case Studies: Part 22m
Heart Case Studies: Part 32m
4 readings
Heart Health Supportive Readings: AAP1h
Resource: Merck Manuals and References40m
Differential Diagnosis and Approach to a heart murmur in term infants.3m
American Heart Association. Symptoms and Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Defect10m
2 practice exercises
Ensure Heart Health: Learning Assessment30m
Your Turn: Cardiac Case Assessment40m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Ensure lung health

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 16 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Lungs Case Studies: Part 16m
Lung Case Studies: Part 21m
Lungs Case Studies: Part 32m
3 readings
Respiratory Distress in the Newborn4m
Resource: Lungs and Chest Stanford Newborn Nursery10m
Newborn Retractions10m
2 practice exercises
Part 1: Ensure Lung Health, Lecture Learning Assessment30m
Your Turn: Respiratory Assessment40m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Diagnose common illnesses in the first month

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 34 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Identifying Signs that Require Immediate Medical Care: Part 25m
Identifying Signs That Require Urgent Medical Care6m
Newborn Breathing4m
Identifying Reassuring Normal Signs5m
More Reassuring Normal Signs4m
6 readings
Newborn death and illness:20m
Kids Health from Nemours: Fevers10m
Common Conditions in Newborns15m
NIH: What are some of the basics of infant health?20m
Changes in the newborn at birth10m
Mayo Clinic: Infant and toddler health15m
1 practice exercise
Diagnosing Illness30m

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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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  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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