University of Technology Sydney

92364 Care of the Newborn

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Requisite(s): 92357 Midwifery Practice 2: Supporting Women
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Evidence-based care of the newborn who experiences deviations from normal health is the focus of this subject. Students are introduced to common newborn conditions encountered in the Special Care Nursery within a framework of family-centred care. The subject includes the midwife's role in the initial care of the newborn with more complex needs. Students develop knowledge and skills in newborn examination, recognising clinical deterioration, resuscitation and stabilisation. The subject also has a clinical component.

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