Takes around a hour.
Certificate for completing this course.
This course has been produced by the South West Neonatal Network to support clinicians in the structured neurological assessment for neonatal encephalopathy. This is an essential skill for clinicians who may be involved in the care of neonates following possible perinatal hypoxia, as assessment for encephalopathy is an essential part of deciding on management of these infants.
You will be guided through the elements of the Modified Sarnat Examination, put into context with a clinical case.
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ST8 Speciality Registrar in Paediatrics
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Severn Deanery
Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Brain Injury Prevention and Protection Group
South West Neonatal Network
- To be aware of the structured neurological assessment for encephalopathy (modified Sarnat examination)
- To apply HIE flow diagram to clinical cases and plan on-going management
- To appreciate components of modified Sarnat examination and how they are assessed
- To demonstrate ability to assess videos of assessment of neonatal encephalopathy