Research Highlight

Tele-education for neonatal care

doi:10.1038/nindia.2010.182 Published online 31 December 2010

Tele-education of healthcare staff might be a feasible alternative to conventional training in neonatal care, a new study shows.

Comparing knowledge and skills of neonatal resuscitation among nurses through tele-education instruction and conventional classroom teaching, researchers have found that the quantum of lower scores in the telemedicine group was only 2% for knowledge and 6% for skills.

The difference was felt to be of only marginal importance. Satisfaction scores among trainees and instructors were comparable in the two groups.

Tele-education offers a feasible and effective alternative to conventional training in neonatal resuscitation among health-care providers, the researchers say.


  1. Jain, A. et al. Tele-education vs classroom training of neonatal resuscitation: a randomized trial. J. Perinatol. 30, 773-779 (2010) | Article | PubMed