The ACoRN Education Program
Did you know that every year in Canada:
- Approximately 10% of all newborns require bag mask ventilation or more extensive resucitation to assist in transition to extrauterine life.
- Up to 15 % of these newborns are admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
- At least 70% of these neonates are resuscitated outside a tertiary centre.
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:
- The ACoRN Textbook
- Needs assessment: organization and learners
- Interactive workshop
- If you are interested in arranging an ACoRN course, the best way to start is by contacting your provincial/regional ACoRN coordinator
- Evaluation: Learners, organization, clinical outcomes
- National and regional approach