From January 2023, the licence fee will increase from 60.- to 80.- CHF, for a total course cost of  200.- CHF
A new start4neo BSC plus with a 35-minute t-piece module will be made available from fall 2023 with an adapted total fee of 230.- CHF
In 2023 a second and third pilot course of the NEW start4neo Extended Cours (one full day for advances neonatal resuscitation) are to be held before the course will be open to the public in 2024. Conditions for participation are a recent start4neo BSC plus and selection by the regional director to qualify as regular practitioner at neonatal resuscitations, whether nurse, physician or midwife.

General information

Start4neo is the national inter-professional resuscitation training program relevant for all professionals involved in the care of newborns in the delivery room. The aim is the practical implementation of the Swiss neonatal resuscitation guidelines.

The course is run by the Swiss Society of Neonatology and acknowledged with educational credits points by the following Swiss medical societies:

  • Swiss Society of Neonatology
  • Swiss Society of Pediatrics
  • Swiss Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Swiss Society of Anesthesia and Resuscitation



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Basic Skills Course

The aim of the Basic Skills Course is to lead from theoretical knowledge in neonatal resuscitation to practical skills. It targets basic neonatal resuscitation competences but covers a very large proposition of every-day neonatal resuscitation requirements. It is a ‘hands-on course’ with manikins and original resuscitation equipment.

Successfully completion of the course should provide the participant with the proficiency to recognizing, stabilizing and take the first and usually decisive steps in resuscitating the newborn in need.

Organizational details for the start4neo basic skills course (BSC)

Group size: The maximum group size is limited to six participants per instructor to allow hands-on training of practical skills.

Organization: A central office coordinates the Swiss course including quality control management and certification. Decentralized regional offices organize local courses throughout their region, either within their medical structure or on individual appointments in external locations.

Duration: The Basic Skills Course requires the reading of a Preparation Script (1-2h) and compulsory digital questionnaire (30 min) before being admitted. The BSC, including four hands-on modules will take four hours.

Costs: CHF 200.- per person.

Certificate: After successful completion of the course, each participant will be able to securely download a personal certificate "start4neo - Basic Skills Course" accredited by start4neo and the Swiss Society of Neonatology.

Further information
For further information, contact your start4neo regional office, or if necessary the central administrative office by e-mail: start4neo@neonet.ch

Structure of the course

Theoretical knowledge (self-learning at home with MCQ)

The practical course consists of three distinct sections:

Introduction and interactive review of theory

Four hands-on modules

  • Preparation of team and equipment
  • Airways and Breathing
  • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
  • Algorithm through scenarios

Wrap-up of session with opportunity to discuss questions