NRP Course Description
This course is for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in any aspect of patient care during neonatal resuscitations. The Neonatal Resuscitation Program is based on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care of the Neonate.
The NRP course format requires learners to study the material from the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation and take an online examination before attending the NRP course. Learners attend an interactive course that includes little or no lecture about textbook contents. Course time is used for skill stations and supervised practice, and uses simulation and debriefing as an important part of the learning experience.
Candidates must be healthcare providers (medical, nursing and paramedical allied health professionals) whose daily occupations demand proficiency in neonatal delivery room resuscitation.
Prior to the course, participants must read the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 7th Edition and pass the NRP online examination, for lessons 1 through 9.
Participants must purchase their own books and online examination per AHA policy. Manualsis available for purchase at the American Academy of Pediatrics and Amazon.
Bring your online examination verification to the NRP course. Participants may complete the exam by visiting www2.aap.org/nrp/ and then click on NRP exam. Upon registration, detailed directions to access the NRP online examination will be sent to course participants. The NRP online examination must be taken no more than 30 days prior to course date. Participants must finish testing within 14 days of their original start date of the online exam. If the online exam is completed more than 30 days before course date, the examination is invalid and course participant must pay to take it again. Successful completion of the NRP Provider Course requires that the learner pass the online NRP examination, complete the Integrated Skills Station, and participate in the Simulation and Debriefing component of the course. Not everyone who takes an NRP course is required to study material from all 9 lessons in the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th Edition. Depending on job responsibilities, learners may choose to take the comprehensive course (Lessons 1 through 9) or Lessons 1 through 4 and 9, which is the minimum requirement for completion of the Provider Course.
Before Attending the Course:
The Provider is responsible for learning program content by studying the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th Edition and successfully completing the online examination. During the course, the learner will complete skills stations and participate in simulation and debriefing.
The Performance Skills Station provides an opportunity to practice or review technical hands-on resuscitation skills with instructor assistance.
The Integrated Skills Station allows the instructor to facilitate more than one scenario and evaluate the learner's readiness for simulation and debriefing. The instructor will not coach, assist, or interrupt during a scenario.
Simulation and Debriefing provides team members with a safe setting in which to integrate cognitive and technical skills and focus on team communication and patient safety.