NRP Neonatal Resuscitation Program Full Initial Certification, Renewal Courses and Skills Testing at Saving American Hearts (INCLUDES FREE STUDY GUIDE!)
The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is an educational program of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is jointly sponsored with the American Heart Association (AHA). The course has been designed to teach an evidence-based approach to resuscitation of the newborn to hospital staff who care for newborns at the time of delivery, including physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists. Since the inception of the NRP in 1987, over 3 million individuals in the United States and a countless number of individuals abroad have been trained in NRP. The 6th Edition Neonatal Resuscitation Program provider manual, released in 2011, is based on simulation methodology, enhancing development of critical leadership, communication and team work skills.
This training class teaches evidence based resuscitation techniques to improve the outcome of newborn infants in cardiac arrest, respiratory distress or arrest.
Information covered in the course includes the following training:
* Use of a self inflating bag to deliver oxygen
* Use of an oxygen blender
* Positive pressure ventilation with a T-Piece
resuscitator, bag mask valve or BVM and an anesthesia
* Insertion of an umbilical venous catheter
* Perform chest compressions
* Administration of intravenous and endotracheal doses of
* Drug dose calculations
* Intravenous fluid calculation and administration
* Special care of premature infants
* Care of infants with born with birth defects such as
Pierre Robin's Syndrome, Congenital diaphragmatic
hernia, cleft lip and cleft pallet, congenital heart
defects, disorders such as chorioamnionitis and
* Endotracheal intubation with blade and ETT tube
* Use of the MR SOPA acronym
* Use of a merconium aspirator
* Using a pulse oximeter
* Monitoring of temperature and respiratory effort
* Initial steps of resuscitation
* Treatment of primary and secondary apnea and much more
Same day NRP Card (Provider Manual is not included) Saving American Hearts 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918 (719) 551-1222.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association 2015 Guidelines
Upon successful completion, students will receive same day NRP Provider Card which will be issued at the end of the class.
The Neonatal Resuscitation Course is for Nurse midwifes, physicians, nurses who work in the mother and baby unit, those who work in labor and delivery, and respiratory therapists and anyone who works with newly born infants, or in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
NRP Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification is recommended for those that have experience in a birth setting or care for newborns in the immediate postpartum period.
Classes are done for 1-4 people. Classes are never cancelled as long as 1 person registers. Our class minimum is ONE!
Providers are required to self-study the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 7th Edition, and complete the online examination through Health Stream within 30 days before attending a Provider Course.
Instructor-learner contact is focused on interactive learning, immersive simulation, and constructive debriefing. The course consists of the Performance Skills Station, an Integrated Skills Station, and Simulation and Debriefing.
While this course does not guarantee proficiency during an actual resuscitation, it lays the foundation of knowledge, technical skills, and teamwork and communication skills that enable participants to continue development of neonatal resuscitation skills.
Successful completion earns the participant a Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) Provider Card valid for two years.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) provider status and should be renewed every 2 years, before the day of the month that it expires. Your provider card is not valid until the end of the month, unless you took the hands on skills session on the last day of the month. For example: If you took the class on December 15, 2016 then your provider card will expire on December 15, 2018 not on the last day of December.
There are 9 lessons in the 2015 7th edition of the Online Neonatal Resuscitation Program. The approximate time to complete the online testing is 53 minutes.
Lesson 1 – Overview and Principles of Resuscitation
Lesson 2 – Initial Steps in Resuscitation
Lesson 3 – Use of the Resuscitation Devices with PPV
Lesson 4 – Chest Compressions
Lesson 5 – Endotracheal Intubation
Lesson 6 – Medications
Lesson 7 Special Considerations
Lesson 8 – Resuscitation of Babies Born Preterm
Lesson 9 – Ethics and Care of the End of Life
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.
COURSE FORMAT AND TIME
The Neonatal Resuscitation Program NRP online test is not difficult for learners who focus on each lesson's Key Points and know the correct answers to each lesson's review section (practice test). Most new learners require several hours of study time. The average time to complete the full examination (all 9 lessons) is 55 minutes. The online test is arranged by lesson, in the same order as in the textbook.
Providers who take the Neonatal Resuscitation Program course are diverse in their scope of practice. The course outline is flexible to allow providers to complete specific modules directly related to their practice.
• The NRP Performance Skills Station provides an opportunity to practice or review technical hands-on resuscitation skills with instructor assistance.
• The NRP 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.
• NRP Simulation and Debriefing is now a required component of an NRP course. It provides team members with a safe setting in which to integrate cognitive and technical skills and focus on team communication and patient safety.
Participants will receive one continuing education credit for each Neonatal Resuscitation Program online lesson completed. The American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Midwifery Certification Board accepts continuing education units approved by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) Category 1, and the AMA (American Medical Association ) PRA Category 1.
Certified Nurse Midwives may receive a maximum of 9 hours of Category 1 Credit for completing this program.
This activity is designated for 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).
Our Neonatal Resuscitation Program (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. Check your institution's policy if you are not sure of your NRP course requirement.
All participants must demonstrate neonatal resuscitation skills covered in Lessons 1 through 4 and identify all decision points of the NRP algorithm.
NRP 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.
Prior to the NRP course, you must read the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th Edition (or view the DVD that accompanies the textbook)and pass the Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) online Examination.
You may find it helpful to go to www.aap.org/nrp and read the resources under the Online Examination tab.
This hands-on interactive course. You successfully pass the course after you
* Produce your online examination verification on course day.
You are assigned the following: __X__ Lessons 1-4 and Lesson 9
DO NOT DO LESSONS 5, 6, 7, or 8 unless your facility requires you to do so. Only lessons 1-4 and 9 are required but Children's Hospital employees and a few others are requiring all lessons.
* Demonstrate the above assigned neonatal resuscitation lessons within the context of a clinical scenario in correct sequence according to the NRP flow diagram, with correct timing and proper technique. Use the Integrated Skills Assessment Checklist (Basic or Advanced) in the textbook as your guide.
* Participate in simulation training and debriefing exercises.
* Information About NRP Online Examination Bring your online examination verification to our NRP Course.
To access the NRP online examination go to:
http://www2.aap.org/nrp/ Click on the Online Examination and follow the instructions. The cost of the online portion of the exam is $25.
You make re-take the NRP exam one time if you fail. If you fail twice, you must pay an additional $25 to retake the exam.
The NRP exam may be taken in sections and restarted at a later date. All of your information will be saved.
Do not stop in the middle of a single testing lesson. Write down your login information in case it is several days between logins.
You can take the online examination at your convenience on any computer during the 30 days before the course. You must finish testing within 14 days of your original start date.
If you compete the examination more than 30 days before your scheduled course, the examination is invalid and you must pay to take it again.
This test covers the material in Lessons 1 through 9 the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th Edition.
The test is not difficult for learners who focus on each lesson's Key Points and know the correct answers to each lesson's review section (practice test). Most new learners require several hours of study time.
You may not agree with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) approach to every clinical scenario. We will allow discussion time at the course for these differences in opinion.
Please note: Lessons 1 through 4 and Lesson 9 are required Lessons.
Once you complete the final required lesson, the examination is considered complete, and you will not have the opportunity to test on additional lessons.
To prevent being shut out of the examination prior to taking all the required lesson examinations for your course, take the Lesson 9 examination last.
Before you can print your certificate you must complete the evaluation.
The average time to complete the full examination (all 9 lessons) is 55 minutes. The online test is arranged by lesson, in the same order as in the textbook.
You may skip questions an come back to them. You may change your answers on any question until you submit the lesson for grading.
The computer scores each lesson as you submit answers. You may stop testing after a lesson, and resume testing later.
If you do not attain a passing score (80%) for a lesson, you may retake that section immediately, or on a different day, within 14 days of the original testing date.
After 14 days, the online testing becomes invalid and requires payment to begin again.
You may retake sections ONE time. If you fail a second time, you must pay an additional $25 to retake the exam.
If you do not finish testing or cannot pass the test prior to the course start time, you may practice hands-on skills at the course with other learners, but you will not receive your American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) provider status on this course day.
The registration for online examination will ask if you have designated an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) instructor for the in -person components of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) Provider Course. The answer is YES. You do not need to name the instructor, however it is Catherine Brinkley RN.
After completing the NRP examination, you will receive online examination verification. Bring this with you to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) course and give it to the instructor.
If printing is an issue, you may take a picture of it with your phone and text it to me at (719) 551-1222 or on course day you can log in and use my printer. The certificate will also have your CEUs on it so it's important to get it printed eventually.
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