NLS focusses specifically on the resuscitation of the newborn infant and teaches healthcare professionals the essential skills and theoretical knowledge needed to best aid the newborn infant in an emergency.
- approach the management of a newborn infant requiring assistance during the first 10-20 minutes in a competent manner
- understand the processes underlying apnoea, bradycardia and poor condition at birth
- initiate resuscitation of the newborn infant
- deliver practical airway management and ventilatory support
The NLS course is designed for any healthcare professional involved in the delivery and care of the newborn infant. This includes both junior and senior medical and nursing staff, midwives, paramedics and resuscitation officers. All applicants must hold a professional healthcare qualification or be in training for a professional healthcare qualification. The NLS course is appropriate for first-time candidates as well as those looking to renew their NLS certification.
Course Structure & Programme
This is a 1-day course which consists of lectures, practical skills stations and teaching simulations. Candidates should prepare for the course be reading the manual and completing the online pre-course MCQ paper.
Assessment & Certification
NLS is assessed based on the completion of an MCQ paper and an airway test that will allow candidates to demonstrate the core skills in airway management that are covered on the course. Successful candidates receive a Resuscitation Council NLS provider certificate which is valid for 4 years.