NRP Neonatal Resuscitation Program Full Initial Certification, Renewal Courses and Skills Testing at Saving American Hearts Same day AHA/AAP NRP Card and INCLUDES the New 7th Edition Provider Manual E-Book!)
The online testing required for this course is NOT included in the cost of the course and is an additional $38. The online exam instructions and website are below.
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 NRP Provider Course introduces the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation. It is designed for health care professionals involved in any aspect of neonatal resuscitation, including physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse midwives, licensed midwives, respiratory care practitioners, and other health care professionals who provide direct care during neonatal resuscitation.
The Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) course conveys an evidence-based approach to care of the newborn at birth and facilitates effective team-based care for healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery. NRP utilizes a blended learning approach, which includes online testing, online case-based simulations, and hands-on case-based simulation/debriefing that focus on critical leadership, communication, and team-work skills.
Steps to achieving provider status are listed below.
Review the Provider LMS How-To Guide to help you get started in the new NRP LMS and enroll in the NRP Provider Curriculum. LMS How-To Guide
Provider Curriculum, Part 1
Part 1 focuses on building a foundation of neonatal resuscitation knowledge. The learning activities in Part I include
Self-study the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 7th Ed
Section 1: Lessons 1-5 (25 questions)
Section 2: Lessons 6-11 (25 questions)
You have unlimited attempts to complete Section 1 and 2 of the exam.
(Ready to try an ESim practice case and see what it's all about? The Baby Jai practice case will allow you to become familiar with the NRP eSim platform, starting with the equipment checklist and progressing through a clinical scenario.
You can access the practice case as many times as you would like. Enjoy this new innovative experience!
Access to all NRP eSim cases is included in the NRP Provider Curriculum, NRP Instructor Candidate bundle, and NRP Instructor Renewal bundle.
Please review the technical requirements below to make sure the eSim case will function properly on your device. Baby Jai ESim practice case
NRP eSim® is a new online neonatal resuscitation simulation exercise required for achieving NRP Provider status with the 7th Edition. This new methodology allows learners to integrate the NRP algorithmic steps in a virtual environment.
Provider Exam and eSim Evaluation
Provider Curriculum, Part 2
Part 2 includes the Instructor-led Event (hands-on portion of the course). Activities include
Register for an Instructor-led Event, which includes:
Performance and Integrated Skills. Hands on Instructor led NPR Courses are listed on the American Academy of Pediatrics website. You will need to log in to Healthstream and create a second account, in order to register for the hands on portion of the class. Once you register at http://www.aap.org/nrp, you will then be asked if you need to create a Healthstream account, or if you already have one.
The Performance Skills Station provides an 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 provides a safe setting in which 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.
Complete the Instructor-led Event Evaluation
You must register for an NRP 7th edition Instructor-led Event before attending the event. You can either register yourself for events or you can be registered by an instructor or administrator.
Once you complete all steps, the instructor will approve your skills and you will be required to complete a course evaluation. Be sure to complete the evaluation in a timely manner to ensure an accurate expiration date on your provider eCard. You will then have access to your NRP Provider eCard on the Resuscitation Cards page under your Profile.
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
Don't forget to download the NRP app!
NRP has an App for that!
The new & improved NRP app, now available for both iOS and Android platforms, features:
Access to the NRP flow diagram and 2015 American Heart Association/American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Guidelines for CPR & ECC
MR. SOPA ventilation corrective steps video and
Ventilation rate cadence video.
About the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation 7th Edition:
The New 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for the 7th Edition Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook if a powerful resource for interactive, simulation-based teaching and learning.
The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is an educational program jointly sponsored with the American Heart Association (AHA). The course conveys an evidence-based approach to care of the newborn at birth and facilitates effective team-based care for healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery.
New in the 7th edition!
By American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association
Edited by Gary M. Weiner, MD,FAAP and Jeanette Zaichkin, RN,MN,NNP-BC
Text updated to reflect the latest 2015 AAP/AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care of the Neonate.
• Table of Contents
1. Book Info Page vii
2. Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider Course
Overview Page xi
3. Lesson 1. Foundations of Neonatal Resuscitation
4. Lesson 2. Preparing for Resuscitation Page 17
5. Lesson 3. Initial Steps of Newborn Care Page 33
6. Lesson 4. Positive-Pressure Ventilation Page 65
7. Lesson 5. Alternative Airways: Endotracheal Tubes
and Laryngeal Masks Page 115
8. Lesson 6. Chest Compressions Page 163
9. Lesson 7. Medications Page 183
10. Lesson 8. Post-resuscitation Care Page 213
11. Lesson 9. Resuscitation and Stabilization of
Babies Born Preterm Page 225
12. Lesson 10. Special Considerations Page 243
13. Lesson 11. Ethics and Care at the End of Life
14. Appendix Page 277
15. Part 13: Neonatal Resuscitation 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Page 279
Same day NRP Electronic Card Saving American Hearts 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918 (719) 551-1222.
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 April 14, 2017 then your provider card will expire on April 14, 2019 not on the last day of April.
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. 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 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.
* 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:
You make re-take the NRP exam unlimited times until you achieve a passing score.
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.
Information about becoming an NRP Instructor:
To become and NRP Instructor, you must purchase The NRP Instructor Renewal bundle from the American Academy of Pediatrics website.
How to Purchase the Instructor Renewal Bundle
You may purchase or obtain the Instructor Renewal bundle in 2 ways:
You can purchase Instructor Renewal individually as follows:
Log into the new NRP LMS system (you may use your existing login for the NRP 6th Ed Online Exam)
Set up your HealthStream ID (Master Account) in the system.
Search "NRP Instructor Renewal" in the course catalog. Then purchase and enroll. The current cost is $149 for a two year period.
Through Your Institution:
Your institution's administrator can purchase Instructor Renewal for you and assign access.
7th Edition NRP Provider Curriculum
7th Edition NRP Instructor Renewal
The NRP Instructor Renewal bundle includes the Instructor Toolkit, Instructor Exam, eSim Cases, Instructor Course Learning Activity and CE credit for relevant offerings.
The Instructor Toolkit contains all the information, forms, and checklists you need to teach an Instructor-led Event. It also houses videos and webinars (updated at least quarterly) to help you stay up–to-date and informed.
NRP Instructor Exam
The NRP Instructor Exam includes 50 questions from the Provider Exam and 20 questions related to the role of the instructor (covered in the Instructor Toolkit).
New to this edition - You have an unlimited number of attempts to pass each the exam and you can view the questions missed.
NRP eSim Cases
The eSim Cases give you an opportunity to practice the steps of the NRP Flow Diagram in virtual scenarios. The debriefing provides timed feedback to help you improve.
Instructor Course Learning Activity
A web-based Instructor Course (4 hours) is available to all instructors for review and is a requirement for all Instructor Candidates.
Cases & videos illustrate key instructor concept in preparing for facilitating a successful Instructor-Led Event.
You receive CE credit by completing the online exam and eSim Cases. Instructor Candidates also receive CE for the Instructor Course Learning Activity.
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