Professional Qualification Course in Essential Care for Every Baby and Small Babies (Essential Newborn Care 2)
PQC – ECB 803 | $295
This INMED Professional Qualification Course is a hybrid experience that combines online lessons followed by a one-day, in-person event to master hands-on skills. Academic credit earned is 1 credit hour.
Every baby requires warmth, hygiene, umbilical cord care, eye care, early and exclusive breastfeeding, and proven-effective medications and immunizations. But many babies around the world go without. The INMED Professional Qualification Course in Essential Care for Every Baby and Small Babies (ECEB-ECSB Master Trainer Course) is an evidence-based educational program to prepare learners to teach basic baby care techniques in low-resource locations to benefit midwives, mid-level providers, and community health workers. ECEB-ECSB can also be effectively combined with other elements of the Helping Babies Survive series, such as Helping Babies Breathe (HBB). ECEB-ECSB is an initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in collaboration with the Laerdal Global Health and Save the Children.
At the completion of the Professional Qualification Course in Essential Care for Every Baby and Small Babies, learners will be able to demonstrate using case-studies and simulation how to:
- Provide essential care needed by every newborn
- Identify danger signs in newborns who require special care
- Provide feeding for small babies
- Educate parents in home care
- Transfer baby healthcare skills to other providers
The Professional Qualification Course in Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies has two sections: online and in-person. The online component provides critical information about maternal health, newborn care, and management of common newborn diseases.
- Download the Syllabus for the Professional Certificate Course in Essential Care for Every Baby and Small Babies
Following is the general schedule of the in-person section; a hands-on skills learning experience that includes role-playing, peer-to-peer training and practice throughout.
1:00 Preparation for a Birth
1:30 Routine Newborn Care
2:30 Identification of Danger Signs
3:00 Feeding and Special Care for Small Babies
4:00 Educating Parents in Home Care
4:30 Transfer Baby Healthcare Skills to Other Providers
* In-Person Session schedule is subject to change
- A personal computer with an up-to-date operating system and ample memory for downloads
- A web browser, preferably the most up-to-date version of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari
- Applications capable of opening Microsoft Word documents and of viewing PDFs
- An Internet connection, preferably high speed
- Capability of viewing YouTube and Vimeo videos
This one-day course will equip participants to provide essential care for newborn babies in low-resource settings and to successfully teach these skills to other healthcare providers.
Learners will achieve the competency objectives through the following education methods:
Interactive online learning techniques
Interactive live presentations
Skill stations for increasing technical proficiency
Case studies for developing clinical judgment
Evaluation Methods & Requirements For Successful Completion
This course is graded pass/fail. Successful pass requires:
- Maternal-Newborn Health Post-Test ≥80%
- Satisfactory demonstration of all required skills
- Complete course evaluation and credit claims forms at the course conclusion.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) for the INMED Professional Qualification Course in Essential Care for Every Baby and Small Babies is attained through satisfactory completion of the course requirements. Note: CME is not applicable to students or resident physicians.
There is no additional charge for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.
Institute for International Medicine is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Institute for International Medicine designates this other activity (live activity and enduring material) for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of completion indicating the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ will be issued for completing this course. Certificates may be submitted to applicable state boards for recognition.
No persons in control of the content of this course have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.
|Nicholas Comninellis MD MPH DIMPH||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|Fred Loper MD||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|Timothy Myrick MD DTMH||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|Leda Rivera||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
Participants who successfully complete the course of study and who pass the final examinations will receive the INMED Professional Qualification in Essential Care for Every Baby and Small Babies. Academic credit earned is 1 credit hour. Verification of the educational experience will be provided to any learner’s affiliated school or residency program. Those who do not pass the final examinations will receive a certificate of attendance.
The tuition for the INMED Professional Qualification Course in Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies is $295 per participant. There is no additional charge for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.
Participants will receive access to the INMED Maternal-Newborn Health Short Self-Paced Course, access to Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies training information, one-half-day in-person supervised hands-on skill development, Laerdal CarePlus kangaroo care skin-to-skin wrap, and upon satisfactory participation and skill demonstration, the INMED Professional Qualification in Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies. Please note that accommodations and meals are not included.
For more information, view the Cost page.
Presently, this course is only being offered in Kansas City, Missouri.
This course is offered in connection with the Humanitarian Health Conference. Please visit the conference website for event accommodation information.
The In-Classroom Section in Kansas City, MO, will be held at Graceway.
Street Address: 5460 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Raytown, MO 64133
If you are traveling from the Kansas City International Airport, your starting address is: 1 International Square, Kansas City, MO 64153
Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH, DIMPH
Rebecca Schmitt, MD
INMED Professional Qualification Course in Essential Care for Every Baby and Small Babies graduates have conducted formal on-sight training for local birth attendants and primary care providers in the nations of Angola, China, Ghana, Honduras, and Uganda.
Number of graduates to date: 30
Prior INMED Essential Care for Every Baby and Small Babies (ECEB-ECSB Master Trainer) Courses
June 7, 2023, Kansas City, MO
October 13, 2022, Kansas City, MO
June 8, 2022, Kansas City, MO
December 4, 2022, Glendale, CA