Neonatal Resuscitation Program (provider, instructor, refresher)

Course providers

2 day workshop

Intended for:

Healthcare providers whose job responsibilities may require them to participate in neonatal resuscitations

Accreditation: 8.0 MainPro-C (provider or instructor) | 4.0 MainPro-C (refresher)

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Format: NRP Provider course completion card will be issued by CPS – card valid for 2 years and may be renewed by taking a Provider Renewal Course

Based on: partial local needs assessment, depending on instructor

Equipment used: a comprehensive instructional textbook, which includes an interactive multi-media DVD-ROM, forms the basic educational component of the program

This workshop is provided by Perinatal Services of BC

Topics covered:

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.

Learning objectives:

To learn principles and techniques of resuscitation of newly born babies in the hospital environment.
It is an educational program that introduces the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation. Completion of the program does not imply that an individual has the competence to perform neonatal resuscitation.

Procedural skills learned:

  • overview and principles of resuscitation
  • initial steps in resuscitation
  • use of resuscitation devices for positive- pressure ventilation
  • chest compressions
  • tracheal intubation
  • medication
  • special considerations
  • resuscitation of babies born pre-term
  • ethics and care at the end of life

Affiliated with:
Perinatal Services BC
Canadian Paediatric Society – email Tarah Crottie, NRP Coordinator, at tarahc@cps.ca
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)