Avoiding Term Admissions Into Neonatal units - e-Learning for Healthcare
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About the Avoiding Term Admissions Into Neonatal units programme

This e-learning programme will help healthcare professionals involved in the care of newborns, both in the hospital and community settings, to improve outcomes for babies, mothers and families through the safer delivery of care.

It is one of the outputs from the Atain programme (an acronym for ‘avoiding term admissions into neonatal units’) to reduce avoidable causes of harm that can lead to infants born at term (i.e. ≥ 37+0 weeks gestation) being admitted to a neonatal unit.

The e-learning programme addresses the key learning needs identified through Atain, with a focus on four key clinical areas:

  • respiratory conditions
  • hypoglycaemia
  • jaundice
  • asphyxia (perinatal hypoxia–ischaemia).

As the Atain programme also identified the impact of mother baby separation, a specific session has been included to raise awareness of the importance of keeping mother and baby together.

Welcome to the Atain e-learning programme from Dr Janet Rennie

This short video introduces you to the Atain e-learning programme and outlines why it is so important for all of us to work together to prevent avoidable admission.

Clinical contributors

  • Belinda Ackerman, Midwife Consultant, Guys and St Thomas Hospital
  • Amanda Blake, Practice Development Nurse, Special Care Baby Unit, Bedford
  • Dr Cheryl Battersby, Senior Registrar, Neonatology, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
  • Suzanne Cunningham, Interim Director of Midwifery & Professional Lead for Neonatal & Fertility Services, University Hospitals, Southampton
  • Dr Sandy Calvert, Consultant neonatologist (Retired), previously, St George’s NHSFT
  • Dr Ambalika Das, Consultant neonatologist, Barking, Havering and Redbridge Trust
  • Dr Debbie Derbyshire, Consultant neonatologist, Birmingham Women’s Hospital
  • Dr Sanjeev Deshpande, Consultant neonatologist, Shrewsbury and Telford
  • Kim Edwards, Wessex Neonatal Preceptorship Programme Director, Winchester
  • Dr Alan Fenton, Consultant neonatologist, Newcastle, President of BAPM
  • Dr Kate Graham-Evans, Consultant neonatologist, Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth
  • Dr Kate Harding, Consultant obstetrician, Guys and St Thomas Hospital
  • Dr Jane Hawdon, Consultant neonatologist, Royal Free Hospital
  • Tracey Jones, Lecturer in Neonatal Nursing, The University of Manchester
  • Dr Sheila Macphail, Consultant obstetrician (Retired), previously, Newcastle University Hospital
  • Sue MacDonald, Midwifery Consultant and Educationalist
  • Kelly Harvey, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Wythenshawe Hospital/Lecturer Practitioner, Manchester University
  • Stephanie Michaelides, Programe Leader Graduate/Post Graduate Certificate In Neonatal Care, Middlesex University
  • Dr Janet Rennie, Consultant neonatologist, UCLH
  • Deborah Sharp, Senior Midwifery Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire
  • Grazia Sinar, Clinical Matron for Neonatal Services, Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • Dr Wendy Tyler, Consultant neonatologist, Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Dr Lidia Tyszczuk, Consultant neonatologist, Imperial
  • Michele Upton, Patient Safety Lead, Maternity and Newborn, NHS Improvement

Meet the team

  • Michele Upton

    Michele Upton

    Patient Safety Lead, Maternity and Newborn, NHS Improvement
  • Tracy Watkins

    Tracy Watkins

    Lead Instructional Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • e-LfH staff - Neha Baj

    Neha Baj

    Content Development Lead, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Sue Hatton

    Sue Hatton

    Senior Nursing Policy Manager, Health Education England
  • James Nicholls

    James Nicholls

    Patient Safety Communications Manager, NHS Improvement
  • Profile picture of article author Alex Drinkall

    Alex Drinkall

    Stakeholder Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Wendy Lowe

    Wendy Lowe

    Instructional Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Simon Blackmore

    Simon Blackmore

    Instructional Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Avoiding Term Admissions Into Neonatal units programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

NHS healthcare staff in England

The Avoiding Term Admissions Into Neonatal units programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

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