NRP is an educational program that introduces the concepts and skills of neonatal resuscitation. In Canada, NRP is administered by the Canadian Paediatric Society and is designed to teach individuals and teams who may be required to resuscitate newborn babies. NRP course content is evidence-based
The NRP is an educational program designed to teach individuals and teams who may be required to resuscitate newborn babies. Completion of an NRP course does not mean that an individual is competent to perform the skills of neonatal resuscitation. Roles and Responsibilities of the NRP Provider
Deliver care according to current national standards of care relevant to their profession and experience, recognizing that NRP is an educational tool and does not imply or regulate clinical competence.
Review and perform all components of the NRP Course on a regular basis, including new guidelines.
Know their own limitations, and seek resources and assistance when required.
1. Online Component:
Complete the online exam which covers all 11 chapters of the neonatal resuscitation. It has unlimited attempts. The online exam can be purchase from the Canadian Pediatric Society Website. Click here for the exam.
2. eSim® (Optional)
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.
In Canada, the eSim® will not be mandatory; however, it will be available through Healthstream, the company that administers the NRP online examination. You may access Practice eSim® to decide if you would like to purchase it with your exam. Click here to try the eSim®
3. 7th Edition Book
Text updated to reflect the latest 2015 AAP/AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care of the Neonate. Click here to purchase the book.
Team work and preparation
Perform initial steps in neonatal resuscitation
Ventilate a neonate
Understand medications used for resuscitation