Resuscitation training

A nurse on the neonatal unit supporting two parents sitting down on chairs with Father holding and looking at his baby,

Having resuscitation training can help you be more prepared to care for your premature or sick baby after leaving the neonatal unit. Find out more and watch our video.

Before you leave the neonatal unit, a trained doctor or nurse will show you how to resuscitate your baby if they stop breathing.

The thought of having to resuscitate your baby can be very scary, and is something that no parent ever wants to have to do or think about. But the training is designed to help you be as prepared as possible.

Research suggests that learning how to resuscitate your baby could help increase your confidence and reduce any anxiety you may have.

We worked with NHS Ayrshire and Arran to make a video that can help parents recognise if their baby has stopped breathing and know how to resuscitate them. The video also provides training in how to resuscitate their baby.

The video can be used by healthcare professionals to help teach parents what to do if their baby stops breathing. You can either view the video below, or watch the video on YouTube.

We have more information on what to do if you think your baby is becoming unwell.