Helping Babies Breathe

This two-day course will provide you with skills to teach neonatal resuscitation using low technology methods and robust, portable equipment.
Date: -
Time: -

5-11 Theobalds Road
United Kingdom

Limited availability
  • Nurses / Trainees / Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) - £240
  • RCPCH members - £260
  • Non RCPCH members - £280

About the Helping Babies Breathe programme

This is an evidence-based educational programme to teach neonatal resuscitation techniques in resource-limited areas. It is an initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).

Congratulations - a thoroughly developed and worthwhile programme. I hope to add benefit to the aim of reducing infant mortality.

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Learning aims

  • Increase capacity for assessment and resuscitation of newborn infants at birth in order to reduce global mortality from perinatal hypoxia/ischaemia
  • Provide participants with the skills necessary to teach neonatal resuscitation techniques to health care workers in resource-limited settings
  • Ensure training in neonatal resuscitation is embedded in strategies to improve maternal, neonatal and child survival at local, regional and national levels


  • Learn to teach the curriculum of Helping Babies Breathe using low-technology teaching materials
  • Learn how to help health care workers with different backgrounds and skills to provide a focused and consistent approach to the needs of the baby during the ‘Golden Minute’, the first minute after birth, including bag-valve-mask ventilation if required
  • Learn to dismantle, clean and sterilise essential resuscitation equipment and emphasise the importance of having this ready and available for every birth
  • Be able to engage with health leaders at local, regional and national level (as appropriate) to implement training in a sustainable manner, such that it is embedded within ongoing policies to improve maternal and neonatal care
  • Understand the evidence base for implementing Helping Babies Breathe
  • Understand how to support health care workers to collect data, review practice and engage in quality improvement activities


We have designed this course to develop new Helping Babies Breathe Master Trainers who will commit to train global healthcare professionals in resource-limited environments. This training will provide the initial steps of neonatal resuscitation with an emphasis on the 'Golden Minute'.

The course is suitable for doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

Great course and networking opportunity

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