Contents

  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Introduction
    1. About Bettercare
    2. Why decentralised learning?
    3. Free Bettercare Online Learning Station
    4. Learning programmes
    5. Format of the courses
    6. Contributors
    7. Updating the course material
    8. Contact information
    9. Registration
  3. 1. Care of infants at birth
    1. Management of an infant who does not breathe well after birth
    2. Resuscitation
    3. Management of meconium-stained infants
    4. Case studies
  4. 2. Care of normal infants
    1. Objectives
    2. Caring for normal infants
    3. Feeding the normal infant
    4. The baby-friendly approach
    5. Discharging a normal infant
    6. Case studies
  5. 3. Care of low-birth-weight infants
    1. Objectives
    2. Prevention of hypothermia
    3. Prevention of hypoglycaemia
    4. Recurrent apnoea
    5. Feeding low-birth-weight infants
    6. Anaemia
    7. Kangaroo mother care
    8. Keeping good patient notes
    9. Assessing patient care
    10. Case studies
  6. 4. Emergency management of infants
    1. Objectives
    2. Introduction
    3. The management of hypothermia
    4. The management of hypoglycaemia
    5. Management of respiratory distress
    6. The correct use of oxygen therapy
    7. Transferring a newborn infant
    8. Case studies
  7. 5. Management of important problems
    1. Objectives
    2. Introduction
    3. Management of an infant with jaundice
    4. Infection in the newborn infant
    5. Trauma in the newborn infant
    6. The management of bleeding in the newborn infant
    7. Management of convulsions (fits)
    8. Congenital abnormalities
    9. Case studies
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