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Acute Care of At-Risk Newborns (ACoRN): quantitative and qualitative educational evaluation of the program in a region of China

Nalini Singhal1, Jocelyn Lockyer1*, Herta Fidler1, Khalid Aziz2, Douglas McMillan3, Xiangming Qiu4, Xiaolu Ma5, Lizhong Du5 and Shoo K Lee4

Author Affiliations

1 Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

2 Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

3 Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

4 Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

5 Children’s Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China

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BMC Medical Education 2012, 12:44  doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-44

Published: 20 June 2012

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Scenario A results. Participants were asked to assess a 2 hour old full term baby from the maternity unit. The baby looks pale and has blue hands and feet. He is making a noise with every breath when he breathes out. His breathing rate is 40 per minute. His pulse rate is 120 per minute. His axillary temperature is 35.8 Celsius. He does not wake up when you examine him.

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Scenario B results. Participants were asked to assess a 32 week gestation, 1.8 kg baby is admitted to the nursery at two hours of age. The baby has breathing difficulty and looks pale and blue despite receiving 100% oxygen by facemask. His breathing rate is 50 per minute and his pulse rate is 150 per minute. His axillary temperature is 36.8 Celsius.

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Scenario C results. Participants were asked to assess a full term baby admitted at 4 days of age with jaundice, a fever, and a seizure. The baby is breathing easily at 40 breaths per minute with aheart rate of 120 per minute. His axillary temperature is 38 Celsius. He is no longer seizing but does not wake up when examined. The transcutaneous bilirubin level is >305 micromol/l(>18 mg/dl).

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Scenario D results. Participants were asked to assess a full term baby who required intubation and suctioning for meconium-stained amniotic fluid. At 10 minutes of age, the baby appears pink and is breathing easily with a respiratory rate of 40 breaths for minute. The pulse rate is 120 beats per minute. Capillary refill time is 3 seconds. The baby is alert and active.

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Qualitative data from focus groups. Direct quotes from instructors and learners are documented in this file.

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