HBB is an evidence-based educational program designed to teach neonatal resuscitation techniques in resource-limited areas. It is an initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in collaboration with Unicef, the Laerdal Foundation and other partners. It is part of a wider program of neonatal care – Helping Babies Survive – hbs.aap.org

This course is designed to develop new Helping Babies Breathe Master Trainers who will make a commitment to training global healthcare professionals in areas where neonatal mortality remains high.  The curriculum provides a simple approach to the initial steps of neonatal assessment and resuscitation, with emphasis on The Golden Minute – the first minute after birth. The course is constantly evolving and now incorporates three main elements: education – using low-technology equipment to teach health care providers with varied skills and experience; science – ensuring that resuscitation techniques and implementation are based on the best evidence; implementation – providing tools and strategies to support practice change and quality improvement, ensuring that training can be sustainably embedded at local and national levels.

There are limited opportunities for HBB Master Trainer courses outside the USA, however in collaboration with the AAP we are now running our fifth UK course, February 27th – 28th at RCPCH in London. It is suitable for doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. 

For further details and to book a place, please see:

Contact: Dr Alison Leaf

British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 285357 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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