Induction to newborn resuscitation: standards of practice

Each Neonatal Department providing a service in attending deliveries of newborns should have an induction programme for new staff that includes basic newborn resuscitation principles and skills.

This resource has been developed by the RCPCH Trainee Oversight Committee in partnership with Resuscitation Council UK, and outlines the standards of practice for such induction programmes.

The aim is to ensure that every such induction programme is of good quality and to minimise variation in quality between programmes.

The resource is most directly relevant to the staff member(s) organising their local induction programme. College Tutors should ensure the resource is utilised locally.