Acute Care of At-Risk Newborns (ACoRN)
ACoRN is a Canadian neonatal stabilization program, which provides a systematic approach to the identification and management of babies requiring stabilization. It serves as the foundation for an educational program that aims to teach the concepts and basic skills of neonatal stabilization and where necessary, preparation for transport to a referral facility. The ACoRN process applies to babies, post delivery room resuscitation, who need assistance in the transition from fetal life, and babies who become unwell or are at risk of becoming unwell in the first few hours after birth.
Maternal Newborn Nursing Course
A 7-week course, offered Spring and Fall, which is intended for nurses currently working in the Maternal/Child area who wish to update their knowledge base. This course would also be ideal for nurses who are looking for a career change, or who hope to begin their career in the Maternal/Child area. The course is offered in collaboration with Fanshawe College – London.” See Calendar of Events for course flyer, or visit the Continuing Education webpage at Fanshawe College here.
Fetal Health Surveillance Workshop
This program is intended for interprofessional health care providers who want to learn, review and apply fundamental concepts related to fetal health surveillance in labour. Scheduled workshop dates and locations will be found on the calendar of events.
NRP Provider Course
NRP provider training is required to be renewed every 2 years. The course for new providers and renewals is the same. Courses are provided through Women and Children’s Care Program to LHSC employees, however, there may be openings available for non-LHSC providers. To find out more, contact:
Mia Oneil, NRP Coordinator, London Health Sciences Centre, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NRP Instructor Course
This program is intended for expert-level practitioners who wish to develop teaching skills in neonatal resuscitation.
- Current PROVIDER status [Lessons 1-9; Advanced Megacode]
- In-depth knowledge of and clinical expertise related to neonatal resuscitation, and
- A letter of support from the candidate’s sponsoring facility/organization
Information on obtaining or maintaining instructor status, as well as ordering, or downloading, NRP materials can be found on the Canadian Paediatric Society website. Click here.
Regional Paediatric Orientation (RPO)
The Southwestern Ontario Maternal, Newborn, Child and Youth Network (MNCYN)’s Paediatric Advancement Program has developed a Regional Paediatric Orientation (RPO) to promote the consistent delivery of safe, quality paediatric care across our region. RPO is modular-based with self-directed learning packages which are based on current best-practice guidelines. Core paediatric nursing competencies are a fundamental building block of the curriculum and will support staff to develop the theoretical knowledge to support care provision for the paediatric patient population. The primary focus of the program is to teach nurses an ordered methodology when performing paediatric assessments and to critically think through the findings, helping to establish a sense of confidence in their skills. The regional program is designed to guide and facilitate preceptors and educators/clinical nurse leads (CNL) as they mentor learners during the orientation process. This course is also a valuable tool for experienced nurses wishing to refresh their paediatric knowledge. Please note, this is not a credit course. For an overview of the course and online sample screenshots, please click
Period of Purple Crying “Train the Trainer” Workshop
The Period of Purple Crying® Program is a shaken-baby syndrome prevention program. The workshop is a “train the trainer” format. We will be focusing on the research behind the program, as well as, strategies that promote successful implementation of the Period of Purple Crying teaching. We will prepare for possible challenges and barriers to implementation and review principles of adult education. For more information about the program, click here.