Education in the Neonatal Service is provided on an interdisciplinary level as well as for individual nursing, medical and allied health groups. The service is involved in the New Graduate nurse programme as well as recruiting and teaching Registered nurses with transferable skills, which are new to nursing neonates.
All nursing staff entering the service are expected to orientate to all areas. This is done in a structured and supportive way which includes supernumerary time working alongside an experienced nurse, and study days. Nurses are encouraged and supported to participate in post graduate study and other professional development activities appropriate to the service, and have access to courses run by the wider CDHB, eg. PDU and Learning and Development Unit.
Education Matrix for the Neonatal Service
Neonatal Service Education Plan A
Neonatal Service Education Plan B
Neonatal Service Education Plan C
Neonatal Service Introduction Study Day Experience
NICU Core Competency Day Programme
Study Day Content Outline - Newborn Life Support
Study Day Content Outline - Neonatal Services
Study Day Content Outline - Intensive Care
Christchurch Women's Hospital is a teaching institution and the Neonatal Service hosts students from midwifery, medicine and nursing. The students will be helping to care for your baby. They will be clearly identified and closely supervised at all times. If you would rather not have a student involved in your care please indicate to your nurse of the ACNM on shift.
Extended nursing practice activities include:
Neonatal Emergency Transport Team
IV Link nurse
Infection Prevention and Control Link nurse
Health and Safety Representative
Infant Feeding resource nurse
Palliative Care focus group
Developmental Care certification
Brainz monitor resource nurse
Quality improvement and innovation
Research In The Neonatal Unit