Acute Care of At-Risk Newborns (ACoRN) Workshop

About the Event

ACoRN picks up where the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) leaves off. ACoRN provides the process, tools, skills and knowledge needed to assist in the stabilization of the at-risk and/or unwell newborn.

The purpose of the ACoRN workshop is to help care providers at the bedside to use a consistent systematic approach to answer the following questions:

  • How do you identify an infant that is sick or “at-risk”?
  • Does the infant require resuscitation at this moment?
  • How do you stabilize the infant and initiate on-going care?
  • How does working through the primary survey help to identify and prioritize all significant problems?
  • How do you identify the likelihood of infection?
  • How do you identify ‘all’ important clinical problems and initiate stabilization for each of them?
  • How does one enter, work within and exit the various sequences in the algorithm?
  • When do you need to consider transferring the infant to a higher level of care?
  • What principles should you remember in order to best support the infant, the family and the health care team within which you work?

Interprofessional learning experiences and a consistent approach at the bedside are essential for the provision of safe care. ACoRN helps you organize your clinical care based on your learning while promoting teamwork to get the best results for the infant. The ACoRN workshop utilizes a skill-based, tool-based and case-based approach to learning.


  • April 20, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, online via Zoom
  • April 21 & 22, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, live in-person at the BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Vancouver
  • Total: 18 hours participation

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