Acute Care of At-Risk Newborns (ACoRN) Workshop

June 27 & 28 |  8:30am – 5:00pm

ACoRN picks up where the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) leaves off. ACoRN provides the process, tools, skills and knowledge needed to assist in the stabilization of the at-risk and/or unwell newborn.

The purpose of the ACoRN workshop is to help care providers at the bedside to use a consistent systematic approach to answer the following questions:

  • How do you identify an infant that is sick or “at-risk”?
  • Does the infant require resuscitation at this moment?
  • How do you stabilize the infant and initiate on-going care?
  • How does working through the primary survey help to identify and prioritize all significant problems?
  • How do you identify the likelihood of infection?
  • How do you identify ‘all’ important clinical problems and initiate stabilization for each of them?
  • How does one enter, work within and exit the various sequences in the algorithm?
  • When do you need to consider transferring the infant to a higher level of care?
  • What principles should you remember in order to best support the infant, the family and the health care team within which you work?