Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) Course

HBB is an evidence-based educational program for neonatal resuscitation in resource-limited settings. HBB is an initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Saving Newborn Lives, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, and the Laerdal Foundation.

A key concept of HBB is The Golden Minute: within one minute of birth, a baby should be breathing well or should be ventilated with a bag and mask. The Golden Minute identifies the steps that a birth attendant must take immediately to evaluate the newborn and stimulate breathing. Participants in this course will become proficient with skills for newborn resuscitation and learn how to integrate resuscitation in a wider plan of essential care for all newborns.

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