The NRP Provider Course introduces the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation. It is designed for health care professionals involved in 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.
Steps to achieving provider status are listed below. In addition, you can view videos to help you get started in the new NRP Learning Platform on the NRP 8th edition Updates page and to help you enroll in the NRP Provider Curriculum.
8th edition of NRP there are two different types of Provider: Essentials and Advanced
This section describes the Instructor-led (traditional) format NRP course. Another option for 8th Edition NRP is RQI® for NRP®, a quality improvement program for institutions. The program allows learners to complete NRP Essentials via a self-directed curriculum with quarterly activities to reinforce and master critical NRP knowledge and NRP Essentials skills at a simulation station. RQI for NRP is not required for 8th edition NRP training for those taking the Instructor-led course option.
For the 8th Edition of NRP, two different types of providers are essentials and Advanced. NRP Essentials covers lessons 1 through 4 of the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 8th Edition. Anyone involved in the care of a newborn should take NRP Essentials. NRP Advanced covers lessons 1 through 11 of the textbook. It is appropriate for those who attend births and are responsible for anticipated resuscitation of a newborn with known risk factors and those who participate in neonatal resuscitation beyond positive-pressure ventilation.
Each organization will determine its policy for who should attain NRP Essentials or NRP Advanced provider status. If a healthcare professional is unsure which NRP level to take, they should probably take NRP Advanced and check with their institution, if applicable.
Part 1 focuses on building a foundation of neonatal resuscitation knowledge. The learning activities in Part I include:
Part 2 includes the Instructor-led Event (a hands-on portion of the course). You will need to attend an Instructor-led Event appropriate to your curriculum type (Essentials or Advanced; some events may include both). Activities include:
You must register for an NRP 8th edition Instructor-led Event before attending the event. You can either register yourself for events, or an instructor or administrator can write you.
Once you complete all steps, the instructor will approve your skills, and your eCard will be generated. You will then access your NRP Provider eCard in your account on the NRP 8th edition Learning Platform.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has advised that entities offer NRP "certification" or "verification" cards through online courses. Please be advised that these entities are not affiliated, associated with, or connected to AAP, and they have no authority from AAP or the American Heart Association to issue cards. The cards issued by these entities are not official AAP/AHA NRP Course Completion cards.
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