Best Practices on Newborn Care (videos)
Global Health Media Project is pleased to announce that our first ten videos on newborn care best practices are now available on our website http://globalhealthmedia.org/. The primary target audience for these films are frontline health workers in primary and district level facilities.
The films are available free-of-charge for use in low-resource settings through our Creative Commons license. They are formatted for two download options: a mobile phone version (smaller file size with lower resolution) and a laptop/tablet version (medium size and resolution).
The following topics are covered in the videos: Basic Skills, Newborn Physical Exam, Referring a Sick Baby, Inserting a Gastric Tube, Feeding with a Gastric tube, Setting up an IV line, Inserting an IV, Taking a Heel Blood Sample, Breathing Problems, Umbilical Infections.
A Spanish voice-over is planned during the next few months. We will also be producing a condensed version of some of the videos as a refresher sequence.There are 25 additional newborn care videos in the pipeline. We are planning to film soon at a clinical site in Asia in keeping with our strategy to internationalize the series.
We have also established two distribution partnerships. One is with Health Phone in India -- our videos will be embedded on a memory chip in a mobile phone, giving health workers access to visual training tools in 15 Indian languages without the need for Internet connectivity. The Perinatal Education Program in South Africa will be embedding the videos into their eBooks, self-managed learning programs for nurses and midwives in southern Africa.
In an effort to improve our work we are grateful for any feedback, especially from those of you who are directly involved with training frontline health workers.
Deborah Van Dyke, Director
Global Health Media Project
Cross-posting courtesy of Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery (GANM)