- Regional Maternity Service
- Clinical Guidelines
- Education - Professional Development
1. Neoresus Program (NETS)
NeoResus is a specialized training program that has been designed to standardize the way in which newborn resuscitation is taught in Victoria.
The NeoResus program comprises two skills based, teamwork focused training programs: First Response and Advanced Resuscitation. These face-to-face, multidisciplinary training programs are supported by online, evidence-based learning modules, which are completed by all program participants.
This web site provides NeoResus program participants with access to the online learning material. There is also a resource section specifically for NeoResus program Facilitators, whom we will be actively recruiting and training in 2011.
Department of Health, Victoria
2. Maternity Education resource guide
3. Maternity emergency education program
The maternity emergency education program is conducted over one and a half days on site in the maternity care setting. Each workshop focuses on three of the following emergencies; antepartum haemorrhage/postpartum haemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, hypertensive crisis, eclampsia, breech, uterine hyperstimulation, cord prolapse or maternal collapse. The program focuses on crisis resource management and clinical risk management and involves use of simulation.
Both programs use interactive learning environments and are facilitated by a team of consisting of clinical midwife consultants, obstetricians and simulated patients.
4. Fetal Surveillance
Fetal Surveillance Education Program
The Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance Education & Credentialing Project established an education program in intrapartum fetal surveillance which is now being rolled out to all interested Victorian Public maternity hospitals. This project was a collaboration between the Three tertiary centers (Royal Women’s Hospital, Southern Health and Mercy Hospital for Women), the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Australian College of Midwives and jointly funded by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA). Further details regarding this project can be found at the
Smoke TOLL FREE NUMBER (within Australia): 1300 662 434
How to contact NETS Education
The office hours of NETS Education are Monday - Friday: 8am to 4.30pm. After hours an answering service is available.
General inquiries (03) 9344-2426
NETS Video conferencing timetable
Trainee Connect provides you with ready access to RANZCOGs integrated suite of online learning resources. A direct link connects you via secure login to an extensive range of programs, downloadable files, lectures and interactive learning resources to assist you with your training. It also connects you with fellow trainees and RANZCOG facilitators via topic-focused chat sessions and discussion forums for the open sharing of information and ideas.
How to Connect
Access to Trainee Connect is available to all registered RANZCOG Trainees of the College via the following link:
(Government of SA, e learning program)
The Baby Friendly Health Initiative is a joint WHO and UNICEF initiative launched in 1991. This aims to give all babies the best start by providing health care environments where breastfeeding is the norm and where health care practices which protect, promote and support breastfeeding are followed.
‘Baby friendly’ accreditation is a quality improvement practice which demonstrates to the community that the health care facility which is accredited has a commitment to breastfeeding promotion an protection
What is the NeoResus program?
The NeoResus program is a specialised training program that has been designed to standardize the way in which newborn resuscitation is taught in Victoria.
The NeoResus program comprises four learning modules. These are:
Module 1: Key concepts and guidelines
Module 2: First Response
Module 3: Advanced Resuscitation
Module 4: Post resuscitation care
Key concepts and guidelines and Post resuscitation care are web based learning modules which are designed to complement the skills based, teamwork focused, multidisciplinary "hands on" training modules, First Response and Advanced Resuscitation.
First Response and Advanced Resuscitation are tailored for staff with different training needs and offer participants the opportunity to learn in a collegial and interactive environment, supported by a team of experienced NeoResus Facilitators.