The Victorian NeoResus training program: Feedback from participants

J Whitelaw, M Thio, R Smith, A McLean , N Wiseman, R Boland , M Stewart

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Background: neoResus ( is a neonatal resuscitation training program developed in Victoria. It was piloted by NETS Education in 2010. The program combines web based learning materials and assessments complemented by either half day or full day face-to-face workshops that emphasise technical competence, team work, case scenarios and debriefi ng. Materials are evidence based and the program complies with the principles of adult learning. Participant’s feedback on the program is presented.

Method: A standardised evaluation form was completed by participants at the end of the neoResus First Response (FRP) and Advanced Resuscitation Programs (ARP). We collected feedback regarding course duration, appropriateness of content, skills application and building self-confi dence. Items scored from 1 to 5. We analysed evaluations from February to October 2012.

Results: 420 multidisciplinary health care professionals attended 28 courses in 9 months (20 FRP, 8 ARP). Evaluation response rate was 93%. Main participants were: nurses/midwives (85% in FRP, 58% in ARP) and doctors (30% in ARP). 88.5% of attendants had reviewed the online learning modules and 84% found them good or excellent. 78.8% of FRP attendants felt that they would benefi t from attending the ARP, and 96.3% of ARP attendants would recommend it to others. Global results are shown in the table.

Conclusions: The online and face-to-face components of both neoResus FRP and ARP were highly rated. The program met the needs of doctors, nurses and midwives and its format makes it feasible for a large scale roll out.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Congress of the Perinatal-Society-of-Australia-and-New-Zealand 2013 - Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 14 Apr 201317 Apr 2013
Conference number: 17th


ConferenceAnnual Congress of the Perinatal-Society-of-Australia-and-New-Zealand 2013
Abbreviated titlePSANZ 2013

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