Neonatal resuscitation

Helping reduce neonatal resuscitation numbers

Premature baby inside of incubator.

Did you know every year around 2000 Australian babies will need advanced resuscitation?

Around 10 times this number will need some assistance when they are born.

Thankfully though, the survival rates in Australia are high. We know however, that harm suffered by babies in early infancy can have very long term consequences into their childhood.

That’s why Mater’s Neonatal Resuscitation Training Program is looking at the best ways to train clinical teams to resuscitate babies around the world. Many aspects of the science of resuscitation are being looked at on a global scale, but up until now there hasn’t been a way to ensure teams working under high pressure can perform these difficult manoeuvres.

Because even small and remote hospitals will at some point need to resuscitate some very sick babies, there is a need for more effective methods to train doctors, nurses and midwives in hospitals of all sizes—in Australia and across the world.

With a long and proud history of being a leader in neonatal research, Mater’s Neonatal Resuscitation Training Program—under the direction of Dr Helen Liley—is dedicated to improving resuscitation techniques in babies at Mater, across Australia, and around the world.

It is now a mandatory program for Mater staff, run through Mater Education, and has been so successful that it’s now also available as an external course for people who don’t work at Mater.

Now is the time to help Mater invest further in neonatal research to help seriously ill and premature babies, like Parker, as they enter the world. Please consider making a gift today to continue this important work.


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By supporting Mater Little Miracles you will be helping the 2000 seriously ill and premature babies cared for at Mater each year, and investing in promising research to help more babies born sick or too early to survive.