Brigham and Women's Hospital Neonatal Medicine Rotation: Goals and Objectives

The overall goal of the second year resident BWH neonatal medicine rotation is to develop the ability of residents to evaluate, resuscitate and manage newborns in the delivery room, and immediately thereafter. At the Brigham, pediatric residents have the opportunity to lead the initial evaluation and management of neonates in the delivery room (including neonatal resuscitation as appropriate), triage and evaluate neonates with presenting with distress or illness in the first hours of life, provide appropriate care for neonates in a level 2 nursery, and appropriately counsel pregnant women and their families who are likely to have a premature baby as consultants. The rotation is based in a metropolitan referral hospital that boasts nearly 10,000 deliveries per year.