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Neonatal Emergency Resuscitation and Stabilisation Course (NERS)

R2,200.00R2,600.00 inc. VAT

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This is a one-day course focusing on the application of knowledge through team-based simulations for the assessment and management of neonates in the emergency setting, through the delivery room, emergency department and prehospital setting as well as the NICU.

Aligned to the 2015 AHA Guideline update for CPR and ECC, and the European Resuscitation Council Guideline for Neonatal resuscitation, this course covers the resuscitation of the neonate in the first 30 days of life as well as some of the common presentations of the neonate once discharged from the hospital.

Online pre-course reading is available in the form of an E-Book published as an open access resource through Pressbooks®, this online resource is updated as and when new information or research becomes available.


The course provides training for:

  • Healthcare providers whose occupation or volunteer activities require an understanding of resuscitation of the neonate or interact with the sick neonate in any setting
  • Professionals in the field of emergency care (EMS, Emergency Department practitioners, nurses and doctors)

Course Content

The unique neonate

    • Life on the inside
    • Making the switch
    • Life outside

The premature neonate

    • Special considerations

Immediate Resuscitation of the New-born

    • Steps in the resuscitation of the new-born
      • inverted triangle
      • step by step approach
    • Stimulation and oxygenation
    • BVM ventilation
    • Airway management
    • Chest compressions
    • IV access
    • Medication administration and calculations
    • Special Circumstances

Resuscitation of the neonate outside of the delivery room

    • Improvisation and priorities

Common neonatal presentations to the ED and possible differential diagnoses

    • The cyanosed neonate
    • The floppy/lethargic neonate
    • The vomiting neonate

Communication with the parents and team

    • Dealing with death
    • Team dynamics and patient safety


Skills based, and simulation based practical course
Practical ‘wet lab’ skills stations with advanced equipment
Limited to 8 participants per course (or 8 students per instructor)

Course Completion Card or Certificate

Students who successfully complete the NERS Course will receive an AIEM Certificate of Completion and CPD certificate.

CEU: 16

Course Duration: 1 Day


AIEM Terms and conditions apply, to access these please click the link to the right https://www.aiem.co.za/shop/terms-and-conditions/

Additional information


04 July 2022 Bloemfontein, 09 September 2022 JHB, 12 August 2022 JHB, 14 October 2022 JHB, 15 December 2022 JHB, 15 July 2022 JHB, 16 May 2022 East London, 18 November 2022 JHB, 2 July 2022 Bloemfontein, 25 March 2022 JHB, 3 July 2022 Bloemfontein, 4 July 2022 Bloemfontein, 6 May 2022 JHB


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    • AIEM certified but not SETA accredited unless required by client
    • Same standard as the old level 1- 3 courses (with the advances in first aid covered)​
    • AIEM certificate
    • Validity: 2 years
    • Two-day basic first aid course with Practical components
    • OR Online Theory and one-day contact Practical Proficiency testing 
    • Theory testing requirements
    • Skills testing stations
    • Access to American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR Course (for this international accreditation, the course cost increases as it carries an internationally approved manual and course certificate)

    * Different pricing will apply for SETA accreditation

    SETA First Aid Training​

    • SETA accredited First aid training – BASIC and ADVANCED

    Time requirements for the BASIC First Aid unit standard:

    – 3 classroom days

    – 50 notional hours

    – Portfolio of evidence

    Time requirements for the ADVANCED First Aid unit standard:

    – 5 classroom days

    – 80 notional hours

    – Portfolio of evidence

    • Learning is much the same, however, time requirement is intense 
    • Useful for the student to access credits in the case of RPL in the future
    • Adds nothing in terms of the practical ability to complete the skills​​

    Both courses offered by AIEM

    Workplace Objectives

    • Tailor first aid training to industry-specific needs
    • Emergency recognition
    • Skills and confidence to provide emergency assistance
    • Compliance with first aid requirements in the workplace 
    • (Occupational Health and Safety Act of South-Africa)​​
    • Ongoing practice and simulation 

    First Aid Levels to Choose From

    • Basic First Aid (2 Days) 
    • Advanced First Aid (4 Days)
    • Wilderness First Aid (5 Days) 

    Learning Options

    Classroom Learning 

    • Delivered in the traditional classroom setting
    • Lectures and practical skills session​​
    • Formative assessment

    Blended Learning​​

    • Self-paced program 
    • Virtual instruction guidance
    • Formative assessments per module
    • Simulation-based skills demonstrations
    • Interactive in-person skills session 

    Optional Extras

    • Telemedicine Support
      • 24/7 support by doctors providing guidance in emergencies or medical concerns(subscription-basis)
    • Medical Cover
      • Events or sports days support by experienced professional medical staff
    • Simulation Days
      • Ongoing practical interactions ensuring skills remain current (subscription-based)

      • Deliberate practice skill sessions to ensure ongoing skills mastery

    * Pricing based on specific requirements


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