Educational Materials

Webinar on Retinopathy of Prematurity

Professor Clare Gilbert, FRCOphth MD MSc , Professor of International Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, U.K , Professor Brain Darlow MA MD (Cantab) FRCP FRACP , Neonatologist,  Chair of Paediatrics, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand and Professor Graham Quinn, MD, MSCE,  attending surgeon in the Division of Paediatric Ophthalmology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are pleased to share a series of three video presentations on Retinopathy of Prematurity . This series covers :

  1. The epidemiology of ROP
  2. Primary Prevention of ROP
  3. Screening and treatment of ROP



English –

French –

Portuguese –

Inuktitut –

Arabic –

Spanish –

Parsi –

Mandarin –

German –

Hindi –


COINN-developed Educational Webinars were made possible through unrestricted educational grants from AbbVie (

The first two educational projects (online lessons) are Basic Principles of Newborn Assessment and Neonatal Infections. The first is Basic Principles of Newborn Assessment presented by Dr. Carole Kenner, Executive Director COINN, with the emphasis on assessment of the newborn when there are limited technology resources. The second seminar is presented by Patricia Bromley, lecturer from the School of Nursing & Midwifery at the University of Tasmania, Australia, and discusses the pathophysiology, infection control issues, and standard hygiene practices. The first two educational projects are available here.

The third presentation (below on this page), presented by Dr. Susan Blackburn,Enhancing Parenting, is about the importance of parenting in the special care nurseries and NICU.








“A healthy pregnancy. All that matters now” | download

The English edition of the brochure with many tips for expecting parents (from EFCNI, 2015). Also available in German – for free download go here.

American Nurses Association: Essentials of Genetic and Genomic Nursing: Competencies, Curricula Guidelines, and Outcome Indicators, 2nd Edition, 2009 | download here

COINN was one of the 47 nursing organizations that endorsed these competencies.

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British Association of Perinatal Medicine: A Core Syllabus for Clinical Competency for Neonatal Nurses (2012) | download here

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Care of the Newborn Reference Manual (2004) by Beck, Ganges, Goldman and Long  (Save the Children) from Healthy Newborn Network    | download

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Caring for Tomorrow – the EFCNI White Paper on Maternal and Newborn Health and Aftercare Services | download here

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Comforting Your Baby in Intensive Care written by internationally known expert, Dr. Linda Frank, is a guide for parents to help them learn about their infant and pain.  The free booklet is available in English and Spanish.  Either PDF or iBOOKS version is available | download here

EU Benchmarking report on prematurity across Europe (also re from EFCNI) (2009-2010) | download here

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Essential Newborn Nursing for Small Hospitals (2004) | download here

This document focuses on the needs of nurses in hospitals that have limited neonatal resources.  Pictures and diagrams help nurses to learn new skills for level II nurseries (intermediate care nurseries).

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Every Newborn: An Action Plan to End Preventable Deaths (overview) | download


Families’ Bridge to Caring Hands | website

designed to provide families with anticipatory guidance and knowledge that is needed to be engaged members of the care team and informed advocates for their baby.  Our family-support program facilitates a personal connection between high risk antepartum families and their healthcare team, and provides parents with valuable resources through our NICU Ambassador RN program as well as through modules located in the patient portal on our website.

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Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (2010) | download

7 reports published by the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) in BMC Pregnancy in Childbirth in 2010 to highlight the incidence of this public health concern, discuss the efficacy of evidence-based solutions to address it, and look at ways to advocate and mobilize resources for the same.

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Healthy Newborn Network videos on neonatal/infant/maternal care | watch here

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INTERGROWTH-21st   Newborn Size at Birth Charts | download for boys or girls

Sex-specific standards for weight, length, and head circumference for gestational age at birth that complement the available WHO Child Growth Standards and allow comparisons across populations. For more information, please visit

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Lancet Articles on Neonatal Survival (2005) | download

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March of Dimes: Pregnancy and Health Profile | download

Free software to help patients and health professionals to identify and discuss genetic risk factors on the base of family health history. Explore the brochure and find the resource here.

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Multidisciplinary Guidelines for the Care of Late Preterm Infants (2013) by National Perinatal Association, USA | download 

The National Perinatal Association is pleased to share the important new guidelines for the care of late preterm infants. This new tool for healthcare providers, parents, case managers and others who care for infants and children born 34-36 6/7 weeks gestation, provides evidence-based recommendations of the management of late preterm infants from birth through childhood

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Neo-BFHI: The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative for Neonatal Wards: Three Guiding Principles and Ten Steps to protect, promote and support breastfeeding: core document with recommended standards and criteria  – by Nyqvist et al (2015) with Nordic and Quebec Working Group are available for download| download here

Newborn Care Charts: Management of Sick and Small Newborns in Hospital (2010) created by Save the Children, UNICEF, Limpopo Initiative for Newborn Care, Limpopo University | download

Newborn Care Charts for Management of Sick and Small Newborns in Hospital are designed to be used by doctors and nurses at the district and regional hospital level and provide a ready reference for assessment, classification, and treatment of sick and small newborns as well as an overview of routine care that should be provided to all newborns.

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UNICEF: Committing to Child Survival: A promise Renewed (Progress Report 2013) | download here

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UNICEF: What Works for Children in South Asia: Newborn Care: an overview (2004) | download here

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World Health Organization (WHO): Child Growth Standards | download here

The new WHO growth charts are based on a study of more than 8,000 children from around the world raised in environments that promote healthy growth, such as breastfeeding, healthy diets and adequate healthcare.

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WHO: Managing newborn problems (2003) | download

Also see more on infant and maternal health

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WHO; March of Dimes; The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health; Save the Children: Born too soon: the Global Action Report on Preterm Birth   download here

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WHO: Guidelines on HIV and Infant Feeding (2010) | download

Principles and recommendations for infant feeding in the context of HIV and a summary of evidence

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WHO (2013):  Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in Primary Health Care: Nursing and Midwifery Perspectives and WHO Nursing and Midwifery Progress report 2008-2012 | download

Two WHO publications pertaining to nursing and midwifery.

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Withdrawal Assessment tool (in multiple languages) is available for measuring hospital opioid withdrawal symptoms in babies (University of California San Francisco) | download



Ultra-Early Intervention Conference at the Karolinska University, Stockholm, Sweden – March 2015

Over 6 hours of wonderful presentations and discussions on ultra-early interventions – free webinar from Stockholm, Karolinska University.  The 6th Stockholm Conference on evidence based (ultra-) early interventions for infants at risk was hosted in March 2015 by EFCNI (European Foundation for Care of the Newborn Infant) and EADCare (European Association for Developmental Care). Presentations of the conference is available here:

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute & University of Ottawa – Be sweet to babies/neonatal pain management |watch video  (in English and French)

Several  evidence-based educational videos are available in different languages. Watch neonatal pain management in Portuguese here,  in Spanish  here, and Inuktitut here. Mandarin and Arabic versions are coming soon.

Global Health 2035: A world Converging within a Generation| website

An independent commission of 25 renowned economists and global health experts from around the world came together from December 2012 to July 2013 to revisit the case for health investment (report published in The Lancet, on December, 2013).

HealthPhone, Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health Library| watch videos

HealthPhone™ is a personal video reference library and guide to better health and nutrition practices, for families and communities, including the illiterate, in their language, distributed on mobile phones.

Every Newborn: An Action Plan to End Preventable Deaths | watch video

This video highlights the major causes of newborn mortality and interventions that can generate impact and how the Every Newborn action plan will provide the linkages for change in low-resource countries around the world. You can also download an overview of this presentation (go to Materials for download)

Medical Aid Films – check for videos in different languages on newborn health | watch videos

Open Pediatrics is a free of charge web source for pediatric clinicians, including neonatal specialty | watch videos

Save the Children: Surviving the First Day | download

The 14th annual State of the World’s Mothers report looks at the critical first day of life  when mothers and newborns face the greatest threats to survival

The Recife Political Declaration on Human Resources for Health: renewed commitments towards universal health coverage (November, 13, 2013) | download here

Ultra-Early Intervention Conference at the Karolinska University Hospital NIDCAP Training Center of May 16th, 2013

Free and full coverage of this conference with the focus on parent-infant interactions and long-term effects of these relationships on infants and parents. Follow this link; no login is needed – just click on play button! Handouts and pdf are available as well, thanks to Karolinska NIDCAP Training Center, EFCNI and EADCare and generous sponsor support from AbbVie, Covidien, KANMED, Vygon, PulmieCare AB, and other companies.

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