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First Hour Care of the Term Newborn Infant

First Hour Care of the Term Newborn Infant

First Hour Care of the Term Newborn Infant

Kate Graham-Evans, Stephanie Michaelides, Belinda Ackerman and Sue Macdonald
Kate Graham-Evans, Stephanie Michaelides, Belinda Ackerman and Sue Macdonald
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 14 Jun 2018
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Last updated: 15 Jun 2018

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This session will discuss what happens to a newborn baby at birth and how interruption to the normal process of adaptation can cause problems for a newborn baby born at full term. It emphasises the importance of early recognition of risk to the baby and early actions to prevent further compromise, which may result in separation of the mother and baby and avoidable medical problems for the baby. We will focus on what happens within the first hour of a baby's life, as good clinical care of both mother and baby at this early stage can make a real difference to outcome.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Describe the normal physiological process of adaptation for a term baby after he/she is born
• Discuss how clinicians can support and enhance the normal physiological adaptations made by the baby and support the mother and family within the first hour
• Explain the importance of keeping a baby warm after birth
• Explain the importance of supporting the mother’s choice in feeding
• Recognise that interruptions to a normal adaptive process can have negative consequences for a newborn baby
• Recognise that appropriate care of the newborn in the 'first hour' can prevent later complications in regard to issues raised by the ATAIN report i.e. asphyxia, respiratory, jaundice and hypoglycaemia
Kate Graham-Evans, Stephanie Michaelides, Belinda Ackerman and Sue Macdonald

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Kate Graham-Evans, Stephanie Michaelides, Belinda Ackerman and Sue Macdonald
on behalf of Health Education England

Kate Graham-Evans -
Consultant Neonatologist

Kate Graham-Evans is a Consultant Neonatologist working on the South Coast. She became involved in projects addressing reducing avoidable term admission at regional level and has previously produced a case-based eLearning package for multi-professionals in the Thames Valley and Wessex region. She is pleased to develop her interest in avoiding term admissions and in eLearning through the Atain working groups in education and hypoglycaemia.

Stephanie Michaelides -
Programe Leader Graduate/Post Graduate Certificate In Neonatal Care

Stephanie’s experience as a midwife, neonatal nurse and senior midwifery lecturer spans over 40 years.

She is an expert in all aspects of the care of the newborn. She pioneered a unique neonatal educational programme (in 1992) which is now taught in Universities across the UK. Her expertise in the Examination and Resuscitation of the Newborn is renowned and she has dedicated her career to improving practitioners’ understanding of the needs of the newborn. She has published widely and continues to teach clinically in central London University hospitals.

She is the Programme Leader for the Graduate/Post Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Care programme at Middlesex University.

Stephanie is currently working with NHS England to reduce admissions of babies to neonatal units (ATAIN programme).

Belinda Ackerman -
'Bank Midwife' at Guy's & St Thomas' (GSTT), freelance midwife consultant and assistant midwifery lecturer at Middx University

Belinda Ackerman’s professional career has spanned over 40 years. She has worked as a nurse, midwife and health visitor, including clinical practice, higher education and as a Supervisor of Midwives until Statutory Supervision was disestablished in March 2017.

She currently works as a part-time midwifery lecturer at Middlesex University assisting the Programme Leader (Stephanie Michaelides) in the provision of the Neuro-Behavioural and Physical Assessment of the Newborn programme.

Since retiring from her full-time role as a Consultant Midwife almost 6 years ago, she continues to work part-time for the Staff Bank at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, undertaking Examination of the Newborn Clinic sessions.

Belinda also works freelance as a Midwife Consultant, more recently for the Royal College of Midwives and as a Midwifery Specialist Advisor for the Care Quality Commission.

Sue Macdonald -
Midwifery Consultant and Educationalist RM RN ADM FeTC PGCEA MSc FRCM (Hon)

Sue is a midwife and educationalist by background. After qualifying as a nurse at Guys hospital, she trained as a midwife. She worked as a midwife in London and in Dorset, working in all areas of maternity services. She then moved into midwifery education after completing the Advanced Diploma in Midwifery.

Whilst working in education she designed the first ‘direct entry’ midwifery programme in London, and developed a range of innovative continuing education courses for midwives from initial degree to Masters level.

Sue worked at the Royal College of Midwives for 10 years, managing the research and education agendas. More recently Sue has been involved in a major UNICEF programme overseas, curating midwifery and neonatal conferences and in developing electronic learning materials. She is passionate about developing midwifery practice, research and education, and is currently undertaking an MPhil/PhD at Middlesex University.

Sue is currently editing the 15th Edition of Mayes Midwifery Textbook.

She received an Honorary Fellowship from the RCM in June 2014.

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  • Health Education England
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