ACoRN Program February 8, 2023

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  • ACoRN ProgramFeb 8, 20238:00 am - 5:00 pm


UM Bannatyne: Brodie Centre: Room-000, Clinical Learning & Simulation Facility

University of Manitoba, 727 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 2N2

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What is ACoRN?

The Acute Care of at-Risk Newborns Program (ACoRN) is a Canadian Program designed to teach neonatal stabilization, support the multidisciplinary team, and identify and care for babies who become unwell or are at risk of becoming unwell in the first few hours or days after birth and, where necessary, preparation for transport to a referral facility

ACoRN introduces knowledge and skills sequentially, using a case-based approach.  It is designed to be useful regardless of a condition’s complexity or how frequently a practitioner is called upon to manage specific conditions.

Program overview

Participants must complete the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) course at a provider level before taking this course. The next NRP course is November 22, 2022. To register, click here

ACoRN uses a logical and systematic approach, as well as innovative learning tools and decision-making algorithms to:

  • Gather and organize information
  • Establish priorities
  • Intervene appropriately

Course Cost: $300.00

The key components of the ACoRN Education Program are:

  1. The ACoRN Textbook and ACoRN Online Exam
  2. Interactive workshop and ACoRN Essential Guide
  3. Evaluation:  Learners, organization, clinical outcomes.
  4. National and regional approach.

The ACoRN workshop is an interactive session that utilizes a skill-based, tool-based, case-based approach to learning. Simulations are an integral component of the workshop.

Preparation for the Workshop:


The ACoRN Textbook, 2nd Edition A resource and learning tool for health care professionals (recommended but not mandatory).  No need to memorize.



ACoRN Essential Guide (for providers) Must bring to the workshop
A learning tool for ACoRN providers and a companion guide to the ACoRN Textbook.

ACoRN Online Exam To be completed prior to participating in an ACoRN course.

Simulation Demo Video

Agenda Click here for ACoRN Course Agenda


Please click on the link to view study credits for this program

All listed information is from the ACoRN CPS website. 

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Program Coordinator

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    Ana Mullen

    Lead Program Coordinator, CPD - Medicine
    Office of Continuing Competency and Assessment
    Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    University of Manitoba
    Tel: 431-278-5715