The ACoRN workshop is an interactive session that utilizes a skill-based, tool-based, case-based approach to learning. Simulations are an integral component of the workshop.
Like resuscitation, stabilization of the at-risk or unwell newborn is most effective when performed by a coordinated, interprofessional team. In keeping with this philosophy, ACoRN workshops are offered on site to centres with an interprofessional audience.
...an interprofessional team [is] characterized by its use of inclusive language, continual sharing of information between team members and a collaborative working approach. In [a] multidisciplinary team, the members [work] in parallel, drawing information from one another but [do] not have a common understanding of issues that could influence intervention. (Comparison of language used and patterns of communication in interprofessional and multidisciplinary teams. Sheehan D, Robertson L, Ormond T. J Interprof Care. 2007 Feb;21(1):17-30).
ACoRN assumes participants have completed the Neonatal Resuscitation Program course at a provider level. A brief review of core knowledge and skills in neonatal resuscitation is integrated into the ACoRN textbook and are included in some of the simulation activities.
Please note that the ACoRN textbook is still being updated by the Canadian Paediatric Society, with the new version now anticipated to be released in June 2020. The updated ACoRN workshop will be launched after the release of the updated textbook. PSBC will run ACoRN workshops on request by a facility, as long as they are comfortable with using the current textbook.