NRP- Neonatal Resuscitation Skills Class
(American Academy of Pediatrics Course) Provided at our Turlock-CA, Merced-CA and Modesto-CA Locations
The Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) is based on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care of Neonate. The NRP Course format requires learners to study the material from the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 8th Edition, and take an online examination before attending the NRP course. Learners attend an interactive course that includes little or no lecture about textbook contents, uses course time for skill stations and supervised practice, and uses of simulation and debriefing as an important part of the learning experience. Candidates must be health-care providers (medical, nursing, paramedical allied health professionals) whose daily occupations demand proficiency in neonatal delivery room resuscitation.
NOTE: THE NRP ONLINE EXAMINATION MUST BE TAKEN NO MORE THAN 30-DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE. (TO ACCESS ONLINE EXAM, A HEALTHSTREAM FEE MUST BE PAID SEPARATE BY STUDENT, EXTRA COST IS $45.00) Price increased for the 8th edition.
As of 1/1/2022 the 7th Edition is no longer available. The 8th Edition is the only version that is offered for NRP courses.
- Self-study the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 8th Ed
- Enroll in the NRP Provider Curriculum- Online Part 1 Course, use this link NRP 8th Edition Registration Link requires registration by clicking the register now tab. There will be a fee of $45.00 to access the Healthstream part 1 examination.
- 8th Edition of NRP has two types of provider: Essentials and Advanced be sure to select the course that meets your employers requirements or read below on the difference.
- NRP 8th Edition, NRP 8th Edition Updates page
- NRP 8th Edition Provider Course How-to-Guide
ESSENTIALS OR ADVANCED: For the 8th edition of NRP, two different types of providers are essentials and advanced.
- NRP Essentials covers: lessons 1 through 4 of the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 8th Edition. Anyone involved in the care of a newborn should take NRP Essentials.
- NRP Advanced covers: lessons 1 through 11 of the textbook. It is appropriate for those who attend births and are responsible for anticipated resuscitation of a newborn with known risk factors and those who participate in neonatal resuscitation beyond positive-pressure ventilation.
- Disclaimer: Each organization will determine its policy for who should attain NRP Essentials or NRP Advanced provider status. If a Healthcare Professional is unsure which NRP level to take, they should probably take NRP Advanced and checking with their institution, if applicable.
Provider Curriculum, Part a: Part 1 focuses on building a foundation on neonatal resuscitation knowledge. The learning activities in Par 1 include:
- Self-study the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation. 8th Ed
- Online Learning Assessment
- Advanced Exam (35 questions; for advanced curriculum only) you have limited attempts to complete the exam.
- Part 1 Evaluation
Provider Curriculum, Part 2: Part 2 includes the Instructor-led Event (hands-on portion of the course). You will need to attend an Instructor -led event appropriate to your curriculum type (Essentials or Advanced: some events may include both). Activities include:
You must register for an NRP 8th edition Instructor-led Event before attending the event. You can either register yourself for events, or an instructor or administrator can write you. Questions email firstname.lastname@example.org allow a response within 48 Hours or contact our office at (209) 250-1200 option 5.
- Registering for an Instructor-led Event, which includes:
- Performance and integrated skills
- The performance skills station provides and 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.
- Simulation and Debriefing: simulation and debriefing provide a safe setting to integrate cognitive and technical skills and focus on team communication and patient safety. The instructor will not coach, assist, or interrupt during a scenario.
Once all steps are complete, the instructor will approve your skills, and your eCard will be generated. You will then access your NRP Provider eCard in your account on the NRP 8th edition Learning Platform.
CAUTION: The American Academy of Pediatrics has been advised that there are entities offering NRP "certification" or "verification" cards through online courses. Please be advised that these entities are not affiliated, associated with, or connected to AAP and they have no authority from AAP or the American Heart Association to make this use of NRP or to issue cards. The cards issued by these entities are not official AAP/AHA NRP Course Completion cards.
Upon completion of this continuing medical education activity, participants should be able to:
1. Recognize the principles of neonatal resuscitation.
2. Identify the need for resuscitation and how to provide initial steps of resuscitation.
3. State the knowledge and skills essential to provide chest compressions during neonatal resuscitation.
4. Name the indications for and skills needed to provide effective endotracheal intubation during neonatal resusciation.
5. Define the scope and practice of use of medications during neonatal resuscitation.
6. Review special situations in neonatal resuscitation.
7. Differentiate the indications and skills required in neonatal resuscitation for a preterm delivery.
8. Distinguish the issues and indications for starting and stopping neonatal resuscitation at the end of life.
9. Define the practices for preparing for resuscitation.
10. Define the practices of neonatal post-resuscitation care.
11. Demonstrate knowledge of principles of neonatal resuscitation via completion of NRP eSim cases.