Neonatal Neurology Assessment and Treatment Education (NeoNATE) - Southampton

The aim of this course is to improve neonatal neurological education and therefore improve the diagnosis and management of neonates with neurological disorders.
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Grand Harbour Hotel
West Quay Road
United Kingdom

Specialty groups' course design, content and management are the responsibility of the individual specialty groups.

By the end of the NeoNATE course, participants will be able to:

  • Know how to perform a neonatal neurological examination
  • Recognise seizure from non-seizure movement
  • Consider the advantages and disadvantages of amplitude integrated EEG (cerebral function monitoring) and standard EEG
  • Know how to interpret basic amplitude integrated EEG traces and EEG reports
  • Demonstrate how to order a standard EEG effectively
  • Understand what encephalopathy is, how to assess and grade its severity
  • Look for clues for hypoxic and other causes of encephalopathy
  • Understand current thinking on neuroprotection in hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy
  • Recognise common MRI features in encephalopathy
  • Know the causes of seizures that are not related to hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy, including seizure syndromes seen in neonates
  • Understand current treatment options for neonatal seizures
  • Know the presentation of neonatal stroke and long term prognosis
  • Assess a floppy and stiff neonate and decide on the anatomical locality of the abnormality
  • Review the limitations of prognosis in the antenatal clinic
  • Understand currently thinking on the causes of preterm brain injury
  • Improve knowledge of long term prognosis of preterm brain injury
  • Feel more confident in providing prognostic information to families on the neonatal unit
  • Know when to ask for help from other specialities