Midwifery Identification, Stabilisation and Transfer of the Sick Newborn - elearning for healthcare
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About the Midwifery Identification, Stabilisation and Transfer of the Sick Newborn (MIST) programme

This elearning programme is aimed at midwifery and ambulance personnel to support the treatment plan for newborn babies who are, or have the potential to become, unwell following delivery in a community setting. The resources are designed to equip maternity and emergency teams with the knowledge required to extend care beyond the first minutes after birth, up to and including handover to the neonatal team.

The programme consists of four elearning sessions and covers several clinical scenarios from normal variation to significant illness.

It is expected that by completing all four sessions within this programme, you will be able to:

  • Recognise normal and abnormal infant colour (anaemia and cyanosis)
  • Recognise normal and abnormal feeding patterns and abdominal signs
  • Support an infant born unexpectedly preterm
  • Support a baby born in an unexpectedly poor condition

Each session will cover identification, management including stabilisation and communication, and transfer to a neonatal unit.

This programme is the result of a collaboration between Health Education England’s elearning for healthcare, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It was also made possible through the support of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, as part of a successful bid from HEE.

All the resources for this programme have been written by subject specialists and experts in this field.

Meet the team

  • Scott Mountifield

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Wendy Tyler

    Project Lead, Princess Royal Hospital, The Shrewsbury & Telford NHS Trust
  • Alan Fenton

    Alan Fenton

    Newcastle Neonatal Service, Royal Victoria Infirmary
  • Leanne Hargreaves

    Leanne Hargreaves

    Stakeholder Officer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Claire Beattie

    Claire Beattie

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

In order to access the Midwifery Identification, Stabilisation and Transfer of the Sick Newborn programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Midwifery Identification, Stabilisation and Transfer of the Sick Newborn programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Midwifery Identification, Stabilisation and Transfer of the Sick Newborn programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

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