PRE-REQUISITE: All students are required to take the online test before coming in for your skills check-off. The course is almost entirely conducted electronically, with only a 15 minute appointment needed to demonstrate your megacode proficiency. To complete the online course, you will need the Sixth Edition NRP Textbook. The website to take the online course is: [http://www.aap.org/NRP]
Completion of the program does not imply that an individual has the competence to perform neonatal resuscitation. Each hospital is responsible for determining the level of competence and qualifications required for someone to assume clinical responsibility for neonatal resuscitation.
NRP is an educational program jointly sponsored with 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. 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 6th Edition, released in 2011, is based on simulation methodology, enhancing development of critical leadership, communication and team work skills.