Professional Qualification Course in Helping Babies Breathe (Essential Newborn Care 1)
PQC – HBB 802 | $445
This INMED Professional Qualification Course is a hybrid experience that combines online preparation followed by a one-day, in-classroom event to master hands-on skills and assess achievements.
Some one million newborns die each year from the inability to breathe at birth. The INMED Professional Qualification Course in Helping Babies Breathe (HBB Master Trainer Course, 2nd Edition) is an evidence-based educational program to prepare learners to teach basic neonatal resuscitation techniques in low-resource locations to benefit midwives, mid-level providers, and traditional birth attendants. HBB can also be effectively combined with other elements of the Helping Babies Survive series, including Essential Care for Every Baby and Small Babies (ECEB-ECSB). Helping Babies Breathe is an initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), US Agency for International Development (USAID), Saving Newborn Lives, and the National Institute of Child Health and Development.
At the completion of the Professional Qualification Course in Helping Babies Breathe, learners will be able to demonstrate using case-studies and simulation how to:
- Identify delivery risks for mothers and newborns
- Mitigate delivery risks for mothers and newborns
- Provide for the healthcare needs of newborns at delivery, include ventilatory support when appropriate
- Transfer newborn healthcare skills to other providers
The Professional Qualification Course in Helping Babies Breathe has two components: online and in-person. The online component provides critical information about maternal health, newborn care, and management of common newborn diseases.
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.
9:00 Dialogue – Causes of Neonatal Death; Introduction to HBB Program
9:30 Ventilation with Bag and Mask
10:00 Preparation for a Birth (emphasis on linkage among HBB learning materials)
11:00 Routine Care (emphasis on learning with the neonatal simulator)
1:00 The Golden Minute® (clear airway and stimulate breathing)
1:30 The Golden Minute (ventilation)
2:30 Continued Ventilation with Normal and Slow Heart Rate
3:00 Participant Evaluations – Mastering the Action Plan
4:00 Evaluation of Learner Knowledge and Performance
4:30 Implementation of HBB in resource limited setting
* In-Person Section 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 resuscitate newborn babies in low-resource settings and to intentionally teach these skills to other birth attendants.
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 Helping Babies Breathe 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 course 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.
Accreditation Launch Date: June 10, 2021
Accreditation Termination Date: June 10, 2024
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|
|Winston Manimtim MD||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|Vydehi Murthy MD||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|Rebecca Schmitt MD||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 Helping Babies Breathe. 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 Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) Master Trainer Course is $445 per participant. There is no additional change for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.
Participants will receive access to the INMED Maternal-Newborn Health Short Self-Paced Course, one day of supervised hands-on skill development, one Neonatalie Training Manikin, one HBB Facilitator Flip Chart, and upon satisfactory participation and skill demonstration, the INMED Professional Certificate in Helping Babies Breathe Newborn Resuscitation. 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
Rebecca Schmitt, MD
Vydehi Murthy, MD
INMED Professional Qualification Course in Helping Babies Breathe graduates have conducted formal on-sight HBB training for local birth attendants in the nations of Ghana, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zambia. Particularly well documented are the Ghana Rural Integrated Development Leyaata Project, and Fatima Jinnah Medical University HBB Training in Pakistan.
Previous INMED Helping Babies Breather Master Trainer Courses
Number of graduates to date: 429
June 8, 2023, Kansas City, MO
October 13, 2022, Kansas City, MO
June 9, 2022, Kansas City, MO
December 4, 2021, Glendale, CA
November 3, 2021, Pittsburgh, PA
June 10, 2021, Kansas City, MO
February 21, 2020, Houston, TX
November 20, 2019 Pittsburgh, PA
November 14, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
April 4, 2019, Kansas City, MO
November 14, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
April 13, 2018, Kansas City, MO
March 23, 2017, Kansas City, MO
November 30, 2016, Pittsburgh, PA
May 19, 2016, Kansas City, MO
December 9, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA
August 12, 2015, Kansas City, MO
January 7, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA
August 13, 2014, Kansas City, MO
June 18, 2014, Knoxville, TN
May 29, 2014, Kansas City, MO
March 2014, Fort Worth, TX
October 2013, Kansas City, MO
June 2013, Kansas City, MO
March 2013, Fort Worth, TX
October 2012, Kansas City, MO
June 2012, Kansas City, MO
March 2012, Kansas City, MO
October 2011, Kansas City, MO