Courses of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are designed for medical, mid-level, nursing and emergency medical transport providers who care for newborns. In these courses, the learner will be introduceed to the basic concepts of neonatal resuscitation and learn how to evaluate and establish appropriate treatment interventions in the stablization of the acutely ill neonate.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners should be able to:
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of a neonate in cardiorespiratory distress.
- Explain the indications for and perform the steps of neonatal resuscitation.
- Perform effective airway management, including bag-mask ventilation, endotracheal intubation and the use of T-piece resuscitators.
- Explain the indications and contraindications of medications used during neonatal resuscitation.
- Demonstrate effective neonatal resusciation as the team leader and/or team member.
- Describe special circumstances that require a different approach to ewborn care, including the presence of meconium at deliveries, premature deliveries and ethical considerations.
Completion of an NRP course does not imply competency in neonatal resuscitation.
All participants registered for the Provider Course must successfully complete the “NRP Online Evaluation” within 30 days before the course. After completing the online exam, print out a “verification of completion” to present to your course instructor as evidence of successful completion of the exam. If you do not have the exam successfully completed prior to the course start you will not be allowed to participate. Upon registration you will be sent a web site and login information for the NRP exam, if you do not pass the exam you will need to pay for another exam.
For more information about the online exam, go to the NRP website: http://www2.aap.org/nrp.