Staff were able to participate in NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) in the wellness centre on April 15th. This course teaches staff concepts and hands-on skills required in caring for newborns that need resuscitation. A theory component and exam are done before the hands-on portion and testing, as seen in the photos. Having this onsite allows us to work with our site-specific equipment to familiarize ourselves and keep the experience true to our practice. We practice setting up the baby warmer, airway management, chest compressions, and medication delivery.
In conjunction with NRP, staff can also participate in Maternity Update, where we review imminent deliveries and complications.
Although Vulcan does not provide maternity services anymore, the staff still maintain their skills and knowledge through these courses. We provide this care in emergency cases such as imminent deliveries and when caring for patients being transferred for further care.