TNAI Maharashtra State branch in collaboration Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), is conducting basic course for all the nurses on Newborn Resuscitation. Project aims towards dealing with the “Birth Asphyxia” which is rightly considered as one of the leading cause of Neonatal Mortality in our country. Neonatal resuscitation is simple, inexpensive, available and cost-effective but often not initiated or the methods used are inadequate or wrong. Neonatal resuscitation is an essential skill in maternal and child health. The aim of neonatal resuscitation programme is to teach the steps necessary to ventilate a newborn baby that is not breathing and protect the life of baby.
The project will help in accelerating bringing down of Infant and under-5 Child Mortality Rates and reaching the goal of National Population Policy (NPP) 2000 of reduction infant mortality rate to below 30 per 1000 live births.
The project is ongoing and the aim of TNAI Maharashtra State branch is to train maximum nurses.
Basic NRP course includes Initial steps and Bag and mask ventilation. The one day course involves pre and post multiple choice question test and performance evaluation test to assess the knowledge, application and competence and skill based individualized training on manikin.
34 Nurse Trainers have being trained by TNAI Maharashtra State branch to conduct basic NRP course. Till date TNAI Maharashtra State branch has completed 14 courses and 443 Nurses have been trained. . The participants have rated the course highly beneficial and post course test have shown improved knowledge and skill competence.