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Welcome back to Week 2

Watch Dr Victoria Kain and Dr Elizabeth Forster as they welcome learners back to Week 2 of the course 'Assessing the Newborn'.

You now know the steps to conduct a newborn assessment. What’s next?

Week 2 begins with an investigation into key characteristics of newborn skin. We’ll look at colouring and also how to best protect the baby’s skin.

We’ll then move on to an exploration of common abnormalities you may encounter in clinical practice. Our focus last week was very much on normal findings, but the reality is a percentage of precious newborns arrive into the world needing specialised care.

We touched on the benefits of skin to skin contact in Week 1 and we conclude the course with a deeper look into the importance of newborns bonding with their parents and the connection between this bonding and newborn development.

We hope you’re enjoying the course and are ready to start our second and final week.

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