Coaching for the First Embrace
Facilitator's Guide (Early Essential Newborn Care) Module 2
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.