Newborn and Infant Physical Examinations (NIPE) - Level 6 6KMWPQ01
Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care
Available course dates:
From: 24 April 2024 To: 05 June 2024
15 March 2024
The aim of this module is to prepare the midwife with the knowledge and understanding required to undertake a Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) in line with local and national evidence-based guidance.
Module content will include:
- National guidelines and key performance indicators for NIPE. Use of the national S4N IT system to record examinations and "Red Book" documentation
- Morphological examination, including examination of mouth and palate using a tongue depressor and torch; examination of the eyes for congenital cataracts using an ophthalmoscope
- Cardiac examination, including the use of a stethoscope to detect cardiac murmurs and palpation of thrills, heaves, and femoral pulses
- Abdominal examination including palpation of the newborn infant's liver, spleen, kidneys, and genitalia. Neonatal jaundice
- Examination of the skeletal system and Ortolani and Barlow's to detect developmental dysplasis of the hips
- Rashes and birthmarks
- Neurological examination including Moro reflex
- Gestational assessment
- Neonatal sepsis
- Neonatal thermoregulation and glucose metabolism
- Breaking bad news
What does this course cover?
The aim of this module is to prepare the midwife with the knowledge and understanding required to undertake a NIPE (Newborn and Infant Physical Examination) in line with local and national evidence-based guidance.
What will I achieve?
- Demonstrate a systematic and coherent body of knowledge and understanding of national screening and diagnostic tests for newborn infants and associated ethical dilemmas
- Demonstrate a systematic and coherent body of knowledge and clinical skills to undertake a NIPE (Newborn and infant Physical Examination)
- Being an accountable, autonomous, professional midwife, keep and securely store, effective records for the newborn infant
- Critically evaluate approaches for building relationships and sharing information effectively in difficult conversations about newborn infants and breaking bad news
- Critically review evidence-based, best practice approaches for first-line management of complications and additional care needs of the newborn infant: including support, referral, interdisciplinary and multiagency team working, escalation and follow-up, as needed.
Who will I learn with?
Who is this for?
This course is for qualified Midwives.
Before you apply for this course, please confirm the mentorship for the NIPE examinations has been agreed upon by your employer/ NHS Trust beforehand.
How will I be assessed?
MCQ exam, OSCE, Clinical Assessment Document
What is the teaching schedule?
Term 3 -
24/04/2024, 01/05, 08/05, 15/05, 22/05, 29/05, 05/06