NRP Provider Course
(Textbook not included in price. Must be purchased seperatly.)
All participants register for a Provider course, including those wishing to renew their NRP provider status.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is an education program of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Heart Association (AHA) that teaches concepts and skills of neonatal resuscitation. Our learners study the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th Edition, 2011 (or view the DVD-ROM that accompanies the textbook) and pass the online examination (written test) prior to attending any NRP course. This allows much of the scheduled course time to be used for hands-on practice and simulation. Emphasis is placed on increasing self-efficacy, managing the unexpected, and supporting the efforts and contributions of each team member.
Our NRP courses are designed to cover all nine lessons in the textbook; however, participants may receive credit for the course by completing the minimum course requirement which is Lessons 1 through 4 and Lesson 9. This is often the case for licensed midwives or midwifery students, or other healthcare professionals who are not responsible for performing or assisting with intubation or medication administration. Seattle Children's Hospital cannot determine this for you. Check your institution's policy if you are not sure of your NRP course requirement.
All participants must demonstrate resuscitation skills covered in Lessons 1 through 4 and identify all decision points of the NRP algorithm.
Course participants who do not have job responsibilities for procedures such as intubation or umbilical venous catheter placement may learn about and demonstrate these procedures to enhance their learning experience if they complete testing for Lessons 1 through 9. NRP does not certify the learner to perform any technique, does not imply competence to perform neonatal resuscitation, and does not determine the participant's scope of practice.
This course is not recommended for those who have little or no experience in a birth setting.
You MUST purcahse the current NRP textbook, Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th Edition, 2011. This can be purchased either in print or as an eBook at shop.aap.org.
Cost of the program includes access to the mandatory online exam, skills training, simulation, and debriefing.