A WPRO Publication Series

Coaching for the First Embrace

Facilitator's Guide (Early Essential Newborn Care) Module 2

December 2016
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    1st December 2016
  • ISBN 9789290617594
  • Language English
  • Pages 47 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.5"

Early Essential Newborn Care (EENC) is care given to a baby during delivery and the first three days after birth. It has three principal components namely: (1) first embrace; (2) prevention and management of prematurity; and (3) care of sick newborns.

This guide provides instructions for coaching health workers in two key elements of EENC: (1) The management of routine deliveries and (2) The management of non-breathing babies. The guide uses a clinical coaching approach that focuses on the practice of skills. Clinical coaching in a real-life setting is more likely to change health worker behaviors in the long term.