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Helping Babies Breathe

A hands-on newborn resuscitation training program by the American Academy of Pediatrics, based on the latest WHO guidelines. HBB was updated in 2017.

 

Features

HBB is part of the evidence-based suite of training program called Helping Babies Survive. HBB Second Edition is currently available in English*. The second edition focuses on quality of care and uses the latest scientific updates. It harmonizes with the 2015 ILCOR guidelines as well as the 2012 WHO Basic Newborn Resuscitation Guidelines.

This program, when well implemented, has proven to reduce neonatal mortality by 50%. Read more here

The Helping Babies Breathe curriculum includes:

Action Plan Wall Poster

A simple, pictorial, step-by-step wall chart for neonatal resuscitation.

Reprocessing Poster (only available for HBB Second Edition)

A simple, pictorial wall poster outlining how to correctly disasemble, clean and disinfect neonatal resuscitation equipment.

Facilitator Flip Chart

An educational tool to assist and guide HBB instructors to train healthcare providers to help babies breathe at birth.

Provider Guide

An educational guide and quality improvement tool for healthcare providers to help babies breathe at birth, to be used both during the training and in the facility. 

*HBB Second Edition is available in English and will soon be available in French. HBB first edition is available in Spanish and Swahili. The materials are available in African, Asian and International graphics.

If you want to hold an HBB training, you need the HBB curriculum and the following:

The HBB course takes approximately 1 day to teach. Read more about HBB here.

Evidence

Helping Babies Breathe - Lessons learned guiding the way forward (A 5 year report fromt eh HBB Global Development Alliance)

On-site, brief and frequent HBB simulation training appears to facilitate transfer of new knowledge and skills into clinical practice and to be accompanied by a decrease in neonatal mortality.  (Reference, 2015)

  • Increased number of stimulated neonates: 12.5% to 16.3% (p = 0.016)
  • Neonates receiving BMV decreased: 7.3% to 5.9% (p = 0.005)
  • Mortality at 24h decreased: 11.1/1000 to 7.2/1000 (p = 0.040)

HBB implementation was associated with a significant reduction in both early neonatal deaths within 24 hours (47% reduction) and rates of FSB (24% reduction). (Reference, 2013)

  • HBB uses a basic intervention approach readily applicable at all deliveries.
  • These findings should serve as a call to action for other resource-limited countries striving to meet Millennium Development Goal 4.

Pricing – Choose a language

HBB English materials

Catalogue No. 990-00233

HBB Flip Chart, Asian graphics

$30
HBB Flip Chart, Asian graphics

Second edition. 1 Facilitator Flip Chart, 1 HBB Action Poster and 1 Reprocessing Poster. English with Asian graphics.

Catalogue No. 990-00241

HBB Flip Chart, African graphics

$30
HBB Flip Chart, African graphics

Second edition. 1 Facilitator Flip Chart, 1 HBB Action Poster and 1 Reprocessing Poster. English with African graphics.

Catalogue No. 990-00133

HBB Provider Guides, Asian graphics

$22
HBB Provider Guides, Asian graphics

Second edition. 20 Provider Guides. English with Asian graphics.

Catalogue No. 990-00141

HBB Provider Guides, African graphics

$22
HBB Provider Guides, African graphics

Second edition. 20 Provider Guides. English with African graphics.

Catalogue No. 990-00433

HBB Extra Posters, Universal graphics

$9
HBB Extra Posters, Universal graphics

Second edition. 5 HBB Action Poster and 5 Reprocessing Poster. English with Universal graphics.

HBB French materials

Catalogue No. 990-00207

HBB Flip Chart, African graphics

$30
HBB Flip Chart, African graphics

Second edition. 1 Facilitator Flip Chart, 1 HBB Action Poster and 1 Reprocessing Poster. French with African graphics.

Catalogue No. 990-00237

HBB Flip Chart, Asian graphics

$30
HBB Flip Chart, Asian graphics

Second edition. 1 Facilitator Flip Chart, 1 HBB Action Poster and 1 Reprocessing Poster. French with Asian graphics.

Catalogue No. 990-00107

HBB Provider Guides, African graphics

$22
HBB Provider Guides, African graphics

Second edition. 20 Provider Guides. French with African graphics.

Catalogue No. 990-00137

HBB Provider Guides, Asian graphics

$22
HBB Provider Guides, Asian graphics

Second edition. 20 Provider Guides. French with Asian graphics.

Catalogue No. 990-00407

HBB Extra Posters, Universal graphics

$9
HBB Extra Posters, Universal graphics

Second edition. 5 HBB Action Poster and 5 Reprocessing Poster. French with Universal graphics.

HBB Spanish materials

Catalogue No. 990-00229

HBB Flip Chart, International graphics

$30
HBB Flip Chart, International graphics

Second edition. 1 Facilitator Flip Chart, 1 HBB Action Poster and 1 Reprocessing Poster. Spanish with International graphics.

Catalogue No. 990-00298

HBB Flip Chart, South-American graphics

SALE! $15
HBB Flip Chart, South-American graphics

First edition. 1 Facilitator Flip Chart, 1 HBB Action Poster, 1 HBB Clinical Reminder and 1 HBB Small Action Plan. Spanish with South-American graphics.

Catalogue No. 990-00129

HBB Provider Guides, International graphics

$22
HBB Provider Guides, International graphics

Second edition. 20 Provider Guides. Spanish with International graphics.

Catalogue No. 990-00198

HBB Learner Workbooks, South-American graphics

SALE! $11
HBB Learner Workbooks, South-American graphics

First edition. 20 Learner Workbooks. Spanish with South- American graphics.

Catalogue No. 990-00429

HBB Extra Posters, Universal graphics

$9
HBB Extra Posters, Universal graphics

Second edition. 5 HBB Action Poster and 5 Reprocessing Poster. Spanish with Universal graphics.

Catalogue No. 990-00498

HBB Extra Posters, Universal graphics

Sale! $4,5
HBB Extra Posters, Universal graphics

First edition. 10 HBB Small Action Plans and 10 HBB Clinical Reminders. Spanish with Universal graphics.

HBB Swahili materials

Catalogue No. 990-00261

HBB Flip Chart, African graphics

SALE! $15
HBB Flip Chart, African graphics

First edition. 1 Facilitator Flip Chart, 1 HBB Action Poster, 1 HBB Clinical Reminder and 1 HBB Small Action Plan. Swahili with African graphics.

Catalogue No. 990-00161

HBB Learner Workbooks, African graphics

SALE! $11
HBB Learner Workbooks, African graphics

First edition. 20 Learner Workbooks. Swahili with African graphics.

 

Discounted pricing:
Flip Charts: Order quantity ≥ 500 - $27
Provider Guides: Order quantity ≥ 500 - $18
Extra Posters: Order quantity ≥ 300 - $6

 

Other language and graphics options can be downloaded for free at the Helping Babies Survive site.

Laerdal Global Health has committed to offer its products on a not-for-profit basis to the countries with the highest maternal and neonatal mortalities, which have not yet reached the targets set by Sustainable Development Goal 3.  If you do not qualify for not-for-profit pricing, please order from Laerdal Medical.

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