Acute Care of At-Risk Newborns (ACoRN) Workshop
June 27 & 28 | 8:30am – 5:00pm
ACoRN picks up where the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) leaves off. ACoRN provides the process, tools, skills and knowledge needed to assist in the stabilization of the at-risk and/or unwell newborn.
The purpose of the ACoRN workshop is to help care providers at the bedside to use a consistent systematic approach to answer the following questions:
- How do you identify an infant that is sick or “at-risk”?
- Does the infant require resuscitation at this moment?
- How do you stabilize the infant and initiate on-going care?
- How does working through the primary survey help to identify and prioritize all significant problems?
- How do you identify the likelihood of infection?
- How do you identify ‘all’ important clinical problems and initiate stabilization for each of them?
- How does one enter, work within and exit the various sequences in the algorithm?
- When do you need to consider transferring the infant to a higher level of care?
- What principles should you remember in order to best support the infant, the family and the health care team within which you work?