The PHILIPPINE ESSENTIAL NEWBORN CARE & RESUSCITATION PROGRAM imparts a globally accepted, evidence-based approach to care of the newborn at birth and enables effective teamwork for healthcare professionals who attend to mothers and newborns at the time of delivery in the Philippines. Developed by the Philippine Society of Newborn Medicine, this training program has been dubbed NRPh PLUS — Newborn Resuscitation in the Philippine setting, Low birth weight support (KMC) and Lactation support, Unang Yakap (EINC), StaT (Stabilization and transport) — to reflect the core topics included.
NRPh+ incorporates various learning methods, including self-instructional modules, brief didactic lectures, SCORPIO (Structured, Clinical, Objective, Referenced, Problem Orientated, Integrated and Organised) stations and hands-on case-based simulation/debriefing that target interpersonal, communication, evaluation, teaching and teamwork skills.
SCORPIO involves delivering a syllabus through a series of lecture-demonstrations at which student and teachers gather at a defined area. Following a short introductory lecture, students rotate in small groups, through a series of teaching stations. These stations are structured to provide students with a problem-based, integrated learning experience. Assessments are done before and after the teaching circuit.
This course has been endorsed by the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) – Hospital Accreditation Board and is primarily intended for board-certified physicians prior to or in their first year of specialty residency training in institutions accredited by the Philippine Pediatric Society, the course may also be undertaken by Pediatricians and other medical specialists for continuing professional development, as well as nurses, midwives, other health workers and undergraduate students who provide care for mothers and their newborns in the Philippines. It is the only existing training program for advanced newborn resuscitation that is harmonized with the DOH maternal and newborn care programs.
Upon completion of the 2-day NRPh+ program, including satisfactory performance in an on-line Pretest, OSCE and Simulation Exam, the learner will receive certification as provider of Essential Intrapartum and Newborn Care, Lactation Support, Initiating Kangaroo Mother Care, Newborn Resuscitation, and Neonatal Stabilization and Transport. Duration of certification is 3 years.
Trainers include members of the Philippine Society of Newborn Medicine, Philippine Pediatric Society and post-Residency Fellows of accredited Newborn Medicine Training Programs who have completed the 3-day NRPh+ Training of Trainers.
At the end of the 2-day NRPh+ workshop, the learner is expected to:
- Gain an understanding of newborn care programs in the Philippines
- 1.1 Understand the problem of neonatal morbidity and mortality in the Philippines
- 1.2 Know the national framework governing newborn care in the country
- Develop knowledge and skills in the care of the mother and newborn
- 2.1 Discuss the management of the pregnant woman using the EINC Protocol
- 2.2 Discuss the Four Core Steps in immediate newborn care
- 2.3 Demonstrate competency in performing an EINC delivery
- Develop knowledge and skills in provision of lactation support to mothers and newborns
- 3.1 Understand the anatomy of the breast and lactation physiology in relation to effective breastfeeding
- 3.2 Provide mothers and newborns support for early and effective breastfeeding
- Acquire sufficient knowledge and demonstrate the skills to be able to initiate Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) among low birth (LBW) weight newborns in the delivery suite
- 4.1 Understand the causes and complications of LBW
- 4.2 Explain the concept of KMC and how it benefits the LBW
- 4.3 Demonstrate the Kangaroo Position and Transport in KMC
- Develop knowledge and skills in the care of newborns requiring resuscitation at birth
- 5.1 Discuss the principles of newborn resuscitation and the preparation required prior to the delivery of the neonate
- 5.2 Demonstrate proficiency in performing the initial steps of stabilization
- 5.3 Demonstrate competency in positive pressure ventilation.Demonstrate competency in advanced airway management
- 5.4 Demonstrate competency in performing advanced resuscitation
- 5.5 Integrate the principles and techniques of neonatal resuscitation using simulation of common problems arising in the newborn period
- Develop knowledge and skills in the stabilization and transport of newborns requiring resuscitation at birth
- 6.1 Discuss the principles of neonatal stabilization and transport