This resource is a part of a seven-module curriculum intended to provide teaching faculty caring for well newborns with accessible, approachable, easily delivered, hands-on tools for bedside teaching in the newborn nursery. The seven modules are linked. This module focuses on the provision of newborn anticipatory guidance to parents. This checklist was initially developed by experienced pediatric newborn faculty and targets pediatric/family medicine interns and medical students. It was evaluated by randomizing 22 students into one of two groups: students who received feedback using this checklist and students who received routine feedback without using this checklist (control group). At the end of their one week newborn rotation, students’ newborn skills at giving anticipatory guidance were assessed by a blinded pediatrician. Using the checklist, students were given a score (0 = not done, 1 = needs improvement, 2 = done). Students who had received feedback using this checklist had a higher average score on individual items (average score 1.8 vs. 1.62 for control group, not significant). Attending physicians found the checklists easy to understand and easy to use. They felt the checklists improved the quality of the feedback that the learners received by covering more areas and by focusing on specific points.
By the end of this module, the learner will be able to effectively deliver appropriate newborn anticipatory guidance.
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Schiller J, Austin J. Newborn nursery teaching attending guide: module 1. Newborn anticipatory guidance. MedEdPORTAL. 2012;8:9154. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9154