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Midwifery students receiving the newborn at birth: A pilot study of the impact of structured training in neonatal resuscitation

Bull, Angela and Sweet, Linda (2015). Midwifery students receiving the newborn at birth: A pilot study of the impact of structured training in neonatal resuscitation. Nurse Education in Practice,15(5):387-392.

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Title Midwifery students receiving the newborn at birth: A pilot study of the impact of structured training in neonatal resuscitation
Author Bull, Angela
Sweet, Linda
Journal Name Nurse Education in Practice
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 5
ISSN 1471-5953   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84941810774
Start Page 387
End Page 392
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Field of Research 1110 - Nursing
111006 - Midwifery
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract The experience of midwifery students in receiving the newborn at birth, before and after structured training in neonatal resuscitation: A pilot study.

The practice of receiving the newborn, including neonatal resuscitation is an essential component of midwifery. Anecdotal evidence suggests preparation for the task is ad hoc within midwifery curricula, leading to student's anxiety. This paper reports impacts of neonatal resuscitation training upon levels of knowledge, preparedness, and anxiety for midwifery students receiving the newborn.

Midwifery students participated in an online questionnaire before and after neonatal resuscitation training. The responses collected were subjected to descriptive analysis.

Of 10 students invited, 6 completed the pre and post course questionnaires. Knowledge of the responsibility in receiving the newborn and instigation of resuscitation increased after attending the course. Steps to prepare to receive the newborn and clinical signs for initial assessment remained static. Students felt more prepared to receive the newborn after the course but did not improve in their preparation to initiate resuscitation. Anxiety levels remained static.

Structured neonatal resuscitation training and strategies to ensure application of skills learnt should be embedded into midwifery curricula. Midwifery students' experience in receiving the newborn and neonatal resuscitation is worthy of further study.
Keywords Midwifery
Education
Neonatal resuscitation
Newborn assessment
Simulation
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2015.03.002   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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