Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

Course Overview

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) has been designed by the American Academy of Paediatrics and American Heart Association to teach an evidence-based approach to resuscitation of the newborn. The causes, prevention, and management of mild to severe neonatal asphyxia are carefully explained so that health professionals may develop optimal knowledge and skill in resuscitation.

This course is an educational program that introduces the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation. It has been 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 healthcare professionals who provide direct care during neonatal resuscitation.

In the classroom, students engage in Instructor-led power point presentation with video simulation and learning stations. Students work with an NRP Instructor to complete skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written multiple choice exam.

Course Details

Course Objectives

  •  Improve the quality of neonatal resuscitation.
  •  Meet performance expectations or attain hospital privileges or credentialing for staff who attend births or care for newborns.
  •  Serve as a quality management strategy to improve the process and outcome of neonatal resuscitation.
  •  Meet regulatory agency requirements for evidence of an education program that supports a competency-based practice of neonatal resuscitation.

Course Outline

  1.  Overview and principles of resuscitation
  2.  Initial steps in resuscitation
  3.  Use of resuscitation devices for positive-pressure ventilation
  4.  Chest compressions
  5.  Tracheal intubation
  6.  Medication
  7.  Special considerations
  8.  Resuscitation of babies bo pre-term
  9.  Ethics and care at the end of life

The Curriculum
The course will follow the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th Edition, a book published by the American Academy of Paediatrics and American Heart Association. The text is packaged with a companion DVD-ROM that brings higher levels of interactivity to the learning process.

Simulation: A Major Component

Simulation is an essential component of the NRP educational training program, incorporating teamwork, effective communication, clinical skills practice, and constructive debriefing. The 6th Edition of the NRP focuses on the acquisition of these essential cognitive, technical, and behavioural skills using simulation with the goal of improving
neonatal patient care.

Intended Audience:

All healthcare professionals including physicians, dentists, dental assistants, nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, registered pharmacists, CNA’s, EMT’s, paramedics and emergency first responders. Also includes all healthcare professions, related students.

Accreditations & Certifications: 

  • International Certification from the American Heart Association in NRP for Healthcare Providers - Wallet Card (Certificate validity is for 2 years)
  • International Health & Safety Training Center Attendance Wall Display Certificate providing 3.5 CME by Dubai Health Authority (Certificate applicable to claim CME/CPD "Equivalent" for DHCC, MOH, HAAD) 
  • Course approved by Dubai Corporation of Ambulance Services (DCAS)
  • Course approved by Dubai Healthcare City under IHSTC - Academic Permit  
  • Certificates are issued on the same day of training to all persons completing the course
  • Certified & licensed Clinical Instructors by DCAS teaching the course.

International Health & Safety Training Center training advantage: -

  •  Flexible Training Options
  • Training at Your Facility (In House) Or at Our Training Center Facility 
  •  Flexible date selection options
  • Select from our daily running courses - morning and evening sessions
  • International Trained Instructors
  • Certified & licensed Clinical Instructors by DCAS teaching the course
  • Group Discounts Available
  • State of The Art Medical Training Facility 

To check CME/CPD requirement for your medical profession from respective Government Authorities:

  • Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) - Click here
  • Ministry of Health (MOH) - Click here
  • Dubai Healthcare City Authority - Center of Planning and Quality  (CPQ DHCA) - Click here
  • Dubai Health Authority (DHA) - Click here


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Language Options:
The course is available is both English 

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