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Basic Neonatal Resuscitation Program: First Golden Minute Project at
St.Philomena’s Hospital Bengaluru, June 11,2024

         St. Philomena’s Hospital, in association with the Indian Academy of Pediatrics and the National Neonatology Forum, organized the “Basic Neonatal Resuscitation Program: First Golden Minute Project Workshop” on June 11, 2024. A total of 28 practicing nurses were registered for the workshop.

         Dr. Maneesha P. Halkar (the lead instructor) led the workshop. Dr. Archana Bilagi, Dr. Khudeja Zafrulla, and Dr. Miridula A. M. were the other instructors. Other departments, especially the Department of Quality and Safety, were also directly involved in this workshop.

         The workshop started at 9:00 a.m. in the Blossom Auditorium. The inauguration was at 9:30 a.m. respected Dr. Maneesha P. Halkar, the inaugurated function.

Newborn Resuscitation Program: First Golden Minute Project

         Neonatal asphyxia accounts for 20.9% of neonatal deaths. Although the vast majority of newly born infants (90%) do not require intervention to breathe during the transition from intrauterine to extrauterine life, approximately 10% of the newborns require some assistance to begin breathing at birth, and about 1% require extensive resuscitative measures. Nurses are a vital part of the neonatal care team and need to be well versed in newborn resuscitation. The overall goal of the workshop is to give training to the student nurses to enhance their knowledge and skills for neonatal resuscitation.

         The NRP will help in accelerating the reduction of infant and under-5 child mortality rates and reaching the goal of the National Population Policy (NPP) 2000 of reducing infant mortality rates to below 30 per 1000 live births.


         The workshop focuses on skill-based training for nurses regarding neonatal resuscitation.


  1. 1. To provide knowledge regarding the care of babies at birth and new-born resuscitation.
  2. 2. To enhance the skills of nurses regarding neonatal resuscitation using a neonatal simulator.
  3. 3. To build the teamwork and communication skills of nurses during simulation and debriefing
  4. 4. To evaluate the Nerses’s hands-on skills in newborn resuscitation.