Helping Babies Breathe Course

Course overview


The Center for Global Health at the Colorado School of Public Health and the University of Colorado College of Nursing co-sponsor the Helping Babies Breathe, Second Edition Master Trainer Course, This course is a full two days of interactive, simulation-based instruction with continental breakfast and lunch provided. The program features a number of important updates and improvements.  It includes scientific updates that harmonize with 2015 ILCOR Consensus on Science with Treatment Recommendations, and 2012 WHO Guidelines on Basic Newborn Resuscitation. It also contains strengthened educational advice and new guidance on program implementation and quality improvement.

Check back for information about upcoming course dates and registration information.

Frequently asked questions


Looking for the most updated Essential Newborn Care (ENC) resources for Helping Mothers and Babies Survive? 

You may be interested in the newly released World Health Organization Essential Newborn Care Course (WHO ENC). 
This educational program incorporates the content and methodology of Helping Babies Breathe, Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies.

In addition, there are a series of thematic modules to explore topics in more depth and many new resources – including Global Health Media Project videos, Simulation and Clinical Practice Cards, and integration of quality improvement within the framework of the course and extending afterwards.

The new educational materials are available in pdf format for face-to-face education, delivered in the same style as the Helping Babies Breathe workshops.  ENC 1 (an expanded and improved HBB) is also available as an online course for hybrid learning with facilitated skills practice, assessments, and quality improvement.

All new materials can be accessed on the WHO site for face-to-face materials and feedback form. Additionally, we recommend checking out the Helping Mothers and Babies Survive website for both face-to-face and online educational materials. This site was created by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Jhpiego, and Laerdal.

Center for Global Health

Colorado School of Public Health

CU Anschutz

CU Medicine Building

13199 East Montview Boulevard

Suite 310

Mail Stop A090

Aurora, CO 80045


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