Learning Module 4: Objectives

  • Outline the observations and monitoring required by a newborn infant following resuscitation at birth
  • Review the screening and management of blood glucose levels to prevent and/or treat hypoglycaemia
  • Discuss the management of fluids and electrolytes in the infant who has required resuscitation
  • List the investigations and imaging recommended following initial stabilisation of the infant in the nursery
  • Discuss the criteria for initiating therapeutic hypothermia for the infant with hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • List the circumstances in which discontinuation of resuscitation and/or withdrawal of care should be considered
  • Identify the psychosocial needs of the parents whose newborn infant has required resuscitation and may require transfer to a higher level of care
  • Discuss the importance of debriefing with the resuscitation team


  1. Observations and monitoring
  2. Management of blood glucose levels
  3. Management of fluids and electrolytes
  4. Investigations and imaging
  5. Therapeutic hypothermia for the infant with hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  6. Psychosocial care of the parents and family  (Coming soon) 
  7. Debriefing with the resuscitation team (Coming soon)
  8. References, links and further reading