Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®)
The Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) is an educational program jointly sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association. The course is designed to teach an evidence-based approach to resuscitation of the newborn to hospital staff who care for newborns at the time of delivery. NRP uses interactive, simulation-based teaching for effective learning.
Available languages: English, Spanish
Who should take NRP?
Hospital staff who care for newborns at the time of delivery, including:
- neonatal nurses, NICU nurses, mother-baby nurses, physician assistants, and nurse midwives
- neonatologists and emergency department physicians
- respiratory therapists and EMTs
- other providers of care for newborns.
Concepts and skills covered in NRP include:
- Foundations of Neonatal Resuscitation
- Preparation for Resuscitation (new in the 7th edition!)
- Initial Steps of Newborn Care
- Positive-Pressure Ventilation
- Alternative Airways: Endotracheal Tubes and Laryngeal Masks
- Chest Compressions
- Post-Resuscitation Care (new in the 7th edition!)
- Resuscitation and Stabilization of Babies Born Preterm
- Special Considerations
- Ethics and Care at the End of Life.
Students who successfully complete the course
will be able to:
identify pre-birth risk factors
- assess full-term and pre-term newborns immediately after birth
- place a mask on a newborn, and position a newborn's head for positive-pressure ventilation
- determine when alternative airway use is indicated
- identify anatomical landmarks in the neonatal airway
- assess when to use chest compressions
- administer chest-compressions properly, and identify possible complications
- administer medications to newborns
- assess and respond to post-resuscitation medical conditions.
Seventh-edition program materials reflect the 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care of the Neonate.