Preventative Health Care for the Newborn

This course was part one of a series of 5 courses on Newborn Care. When I looked into them I found it very interesting and decided that I would do them as it touched on several different parts of Newborn Care. 

Preventative Healthcare Newborn

This is the summary of what the course teaches from Coursera:

In this course, you will learn some medical interventions and skills to keep newborns healthy in the days and weeks after they have been born. We’ll tell you about medicines like Vitamin K and erythromycin and how they can prevent serious illnesses. We’ll also introduce screening tests like hearing screening and newborn blood screening that help to make sure that babies are set up for success right from the start. But we will start off by talking about jaundice, looking at the simple ways to identify and treat this common presentation and prevent any harm to babies. A newborn baby is an amazing beautiful life filled with hope. There is so much that goes into making sure that babies are born healthy, and so much more to think about after they are born. Whether you are in the health care field, or even a parent, this course is the perfect educational opportunity for you to keep newborn babies healthy in the days and weeks after they are born!

Some of these interventions are only done in the USA, so not everything was applicable to me, it was very interesting to see how things work different in different countries.