The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is an educational program 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.
Welcome to the NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Hearts Association
The cost of this course is $200. Please register and pay for your class at: http://www.savingamericanhearts.com/nrpnereprina.html
Classes are done for 1-4 people. Classes are never cancelled as long as 1 person registers. Our class minimum is ONE!
The Neonatal Resuscitation Program™ (NRP) teaches the concepts and skills of neonatal resuscitation and is sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association.
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.
This course is recommended for those that have experience in a birth setting or care for newborns in the immediate postpartum period.
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. 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.
The 6th Edition, released in 2011, is based on simulation methodology, enhancing development of critical leadership, communication and team work skills.
Providers are required to self-study the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th 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.
• 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. The instructor will not coach, assist, or interrupt during a scenario.
• 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.
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 same day Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) Provider Card.
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, 2014 then your provider card will expire on December 15, 2016 not on the last day of December.
Prior to the 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 exam one time if you fail. If you fail twice, you must pay an additional $25 to retake the exam.
The 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 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 (337) 238-8501 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.
We are going to have FUN !!!!
2014 NRP Study Guide 2011, 6th Edition Neonatal Resuscitation
There are 9 lessons in the 2011th 6h edition of the Online Neonatal Resuscitation Program.
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
The NRP Provider Course consists of the above 9 lessons; however, you will need to only need to complete those lessons required by your facility or level of expertise. Children’s Hospital Employees are required to complete all 9 lessons. Other facilities only require that you take the mandatory lessons to obtain your provider card.
The mandatory lessons are: Lessons 1, 2, 3, 4 and 9. Do not do lessons 5, 6, 7 or 8 unless your facility requires them, or you would like to voluntarily take them to gain more knowledge. From my experience, I suggest you take them all, especially if you are a travel nurse and or work in more than one hospital.
Successful completion of this course includes an online written examination that is required before you can attend the classroom portion of the NRP course. After completing the lessons, you must also complete the course evaluation before you can print your completion certificate.
Make sure you read all the instructions before taking the online test.
There are a few very important things you need to know such as If you fail a test twice, all your progress is erased, and you must pay an additional $25 to retake the exam.
You must also do all the lessons in order. If you start with lesson 9, your exam will close, it will be counted as “failed remaining lessons” and all progress will be erased.
Which lessons do I need to complete ?
Make sure you check with the facility you will be working at. Below are just some suggestions:
If you are a MD, NNP, NRN, or an RN working in NICU or Labor/Delivery or Maternity –You should complete Lessons 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 & 9
If you are a Respiratory Therapist –You should complete Lessons 1,2,3,4,5,7 & 9
If you are a Lactation Consultant, or LPN, Scrub Tech or CNA, working in NICU, Labor/Delivery, Pediatrics, or Maternity –You should complete Lessons 1,2,3,4, & 9
The best answer is to ask your supervisor which lessons you need. They may require that you do all 9 lessons.
If you take only the mandatory lessons, and then decide you want to take the additional Lessons 5, 6, 7, & 8 you will need to pay an additional $25 to retake the entire exam and all your progress will be lost. You can’t lose if you just do them all. It will take you longer, but it will be well worth the additional time and effort, and the knowledge you have gained. You’ll know for sure that your provider card will be accepted by anyone you will be working for and you won’t have to go back and repeat anything for 2 years.
IMPORTANT ! You must attend the classroom portion of their NRP Hands-On course within 30 days of completing the online examination.
To successfully complete the course, participants must successfully pass online exam and demonstrate mastery of resuscitation skills within their scope of practice with simulated resuscitation scenarios.
If it has been more than 30 days since you took the online exam, (and you have not yet done the hands on skills portion) your online exam is no longer valid and must be repeated.
These guidelines are set by the American Academy Of Pediatrics and there are no exceptions.
NEONATAL RESUSCITATION PROVIDER
• Upon completion of the neonatal resuscitation study guide the participant will be able to: • * Verbalize the risk factors that can help predict which babies will require resuscitation
* Verbalize and demonstrate the need to resuscitate
* Verbalize and demonstrate the use of the flow-inflating bag, self-inflating bag, and the T-piece resuscitator.
* Verbalize and demonstrate effective chest compressions
* Verbalize and demonstrate intubation or assisting intubation if applicable for your job
* Verbalize the medications used in neonatal resuscitation with the indications, route and dose for each
* Verbalize the special considerations and subsequent management of infants beyond the immediate newborn period or outside the hospital delivery room.
* Verbalize the risk factor of infants born premature and the strategies to consider in their care
* Verbalize the ethical principles associated with end of life situations.