(HBB) Helping Babies Breathe

What is?

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Is an evidence-based educational program to teach neonatal resuscitation techniques in resource-limited areas. It is an initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), US Agency for International Development (USAID), Saving Newborn Lives, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, and a number of other global health organizations.

What are the elements of this course?

HBBThe HBB Action Plan uses pictures and only a few words to guide birth attendants through the evaluation, decision, and action steps in neonatal resuscitation. The HBB Action Plan wall poster is the core of the educational program and the guide for clinical care in the workplace. The wall poster can be used for teaching in

Objectives of this course

Is to train birth attendants in developing countries in the essential skills of newborn resuscitation, with the goal of having at least one person who is skilled in neonatal resuscitation at the birth of every baby.

Table of contents

  • Preparation for Birth
  • Routine Care
  • The Golden Minute SM
  • Prolonged Ventilation with Normal or Slow Heart Rate
  • How to ventilate
  • How to improve ventilation
  • How to clean equipment after use