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Beginner Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION

In this module we will learn about maternal and paternal mood concerns that can occur after the birth of a baby. The module will review a continuum of concerns ranging from very typical mood disruptions in the first few weeks after birth, called baby blues, to more serious issues such as pregnancy-related depression and anxiety. The learner will receive an introduction into preventative techniques new parents can use to protect their mood as well as common interventions that can be effective in treating pregnancy-related mood concerns. ...
6 videos (Total 24 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Pregnancy-related Depression and Baby Blues4m
Pregnancy-related baby Blues4m
Treatment for Pregnancy-related Mood & Anxiety Disorders4m
Lifestyle Tools for Prevention and Treatment4m
Paternal Depression3m
7 readings
About Us: Meet Your instructors10m
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – National Helpline10m
Mental Health America2m
Mayo Clinic: Concise review for physicians and other clinicians: postpartum depression30m
AAP Maternal Depression: Readings and Resources  35m
AAP Maternal Depression: Readings and Resources30m
Postpartum Depression: Readings and Resources40m
1 practice exercise
POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

CARE PROVIDING, FAMILY SUPPORT, AND FATHERHOOD

In this module, we will learn unique challenges same-sex coupled partners face in parenting a newborn and the ways they support each other. We will also learn some ways that providers can support same-sex parents....
5 videos (Total 19 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Vital Support: Loving and Caring for Baby4m
Interview: Same-sex partners3m
Interview: Same-sex Considerations2m
Interview: Same-sex Support4m
2 readings
Guidelines for Healthcare Providers Working with Same-Sex Parented Families40m
Same-sex Parents and Their Children40m
1 practice exercise
CARE PROVIDING, FAMILY SUPPORT, AND FATHERHOOD30m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

EARLY BONDING, RELATIONSHIP BONDING, AND KANGAROOING

This module presents critical information about establishing relationships with newborns. This module will teach you about the significance of early relationships on lifelong health and development. We will learn about bonding and attachment and the impact of adverse experiences and environments on brain development and newborn and young child well-being. We will also identify what parents and caregivers can do to enhance relationships and support newborn well-being, including kangarooing or skin-to-skin care....
3 videos (Total 21 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Kangaroo Care Skin-to-Skin7m
Brain Development, Regulation, and Adversity7m
9 readings
Harvard University: Young Children Develop in an Environment of Relationships20m
Harvard University: 5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return40m
Social and Emotional Development2m
Harvard University: Toxic Stress2m
Kangaroo Care: The Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact20m
Saving Babies' Lives by Carrying Them Like Kangaroos3m
Harvard University: Brain Architecture20m
Harvard University:25m
Zero to Three: Brain Development30m
1 practice exercise
EARLY BONDING, RELATIONSHIP BONDING, AND KANGAROOING30m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

FINAL SKILLS VIDEO: NEWBORN ASSESSMENT

In this final module, we observe and participate in a Skills Video which demonstrates an actual in-hospital examination of our guest star newborn. The first portion features Anne Behring weighing and measuring the newborn baby. Growth parameters, the measurements of babies weight, length and head circumference, are important indicators of their well-being. In this module, Anne Behring, a nurse with decades of experience in the care of newborns will demonstrate the techniques necessary for accurate measurement. In order to evaluate if the measurements are appropriate for the newborn, one must be certain about the gestational age. Ms. Behring will also demonstrate the Ballard Exam for assessment of gestational age. ...
3 videos (Total 10 min), 5 readings
3 videos
Skills: Providing Breathing Support2m
Skills: More Newborn Skills5m
5 readings
AAP: How to Read a Growth Chart: Percentiles Explained45m
Predicting a Child's Adult Height: Reading and Resource30m
Supplementary Material for Measurement40m
CDC: Growth Curves for Boys20m
CDC: Growth Curves for Girls15m

Instructors

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Mary Kohn, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
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Christine Gold

MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director UCH Well Newborn Unit
Pediatrics
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Daniel Nicklas

Assistant Professor, Director of Primary Care Education for the Pediatrics Residency, Co-medical Director for the Pediatric Call Center
Department of Pediatrics

About University of Colorado System

The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond....

About the Newborn Baby Care Specialization

A newborn baby is an amazing beautiful life filled with hope. Unfortunately, many babies die or experience preventable harm even in 21st century. It is imperative that babies who are born healthy get off to a healthy start in the first month of life. There are some easy tenets of care to implement that help ensure that babies and families get off to a healthy start no matter where they are in the world. In this specialization learners will acquire the skills necessary for newborn baby care to optimize their health in the hours, days and weeks after they are born. The courses are designed to move the learner through the progression of care for healthy newborns in the first month of life. The first half of the specialization consists of clinical provisions such as initial medical interventions and screenings, health assessments and resulting diagnoses. The second half focuses on care provided at home including transport and sleep safety, nutrition, and parental and caregiver bonding....
Newborn Baby Care

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