The ACoRN Education Program
The ACoRN Education Program's emphasis is on teaching a systematic approach to the identification and management of babies who are at risk and/or become unwell in the first few hours or days after birth.
The process, tools, knowledge and skills required are designed to be useful regardless of a condition's complexity or how frequently a practitioner is called upon to manage specific conditions.
Process: The priority-based, clinically oriented ACoRN process is based on an 8-step framework to help the practitioner systematically gather information, establish priorities and intervene appropriately.
Tools: The laminated Primary Survey and eight Sequences, Respiratory Score and Neonatal assessment tool are some of the clinical tools developed for the ACoRN Education Program.
Knowledge: Core content specific to the ACoRN sequences.
Skills: Practical and technical information about required skills.
The key components of the ACoRN Education Program are: