Easily Track NRP Exam Completion with Convenient Online Access
The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRPTM), developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), is an educational program that introduces the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation. The NRP Online Examination, 6th Edition assesses knowledge of the causes, prevention, and management of mild to severe neonatal asphyxia. A comprehensive instructional textbook, which includes an interactive, multi-media DVD-ROM, forms the basic educational component of the program and is available for purchase from the AAP Online Bookstore. After studying the NRP textbook, learners take the online examination via HealthStream. Upon successful completion of the online examination, learners will print the verification of completion and present it to their NRP instructor for skills training, simulation, and debriefing.
“We believe that the program’s future success and the lives of newborns touched by its participants are best served by allowing instructors to spend as much time as possible working hands-on with participants by utilizing self-directed education for the cognitive portion of the course. We hope that our instructors and participants will find that the new online written examination helps to accomplish this goal.”
Lou Halamek, MD, FAAP
Cochair, NRP Steering Committee
Jane E McGowan, MD, FAAP
Cochair, NRP Steering Committee
NRP course completion helps prepare clinicians to perform neonatal resuscitation. HealthStream is the exclusive provider for the NRP online examination requirement. Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Cost Effective—best pricing ever offered for the online exam. Volume discounts are available for organizations purchasing multiple licenses.
- Flexible—available for learners anywhere, anytime.
- Reporting—Organizations and instructors have access to NRP Exam completion reports.
- Can easily be delivered to individual users or to entire health systems.
- The online exam is arranged by lesson, in the same order as in the textbook.
- Learners may skip and return to questions, or change answers, until a lesson is submitted.
- Each lesson requires an 80% score to pass.
- Learners can pause but must complete all required lessons within 14 days of start.
- A test section can be retaken one time.
- Randomized questions and distractors means no two exams are the same.
- New expanded question bank for each lesson.
- Once the exam is passed, the student has 30 days to take the NRP live course.
This course is essential for:
- Clinicians and other staff who participate in neonatal resuscitation in the delivery room and newborn nursery.
This course supports:
- Respiratory Therapists
Upon completion of this continuing medical education activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify the physiological changes that occur when a baby is born
- List, in correct sequence, the appropriate sequence of steps during all stages of resuscitation
- State the equipment and personnel needed to resuscitate a newborn
- Describe the management of a newborn with meconium
- Identify the basic principles of operation of positive-pressure ventilation devices
- Describe the indications and appropriate technique for chest compressions and advanced airway management
- Identify the indications and appropriate technique for use of pulse oximetry and blended oxygen
- State the indications and contraindications for use of epinephrine and volume expander during resuscitation
- Identify potential post-resuscitation complications, and at least one appropriate post-resuscitation action
- Identify strategies for the management of the preterm infant
- State the important ethical principles associated with neonatal resuscitation
- Lesson 1: Overview and Principles of Resuscitation
- Lesson 2: Initial Steps in Resuscitation
- Lesson 3: Use of Resuscitation Devices for Positive-Pressure Ventilation
- Lesson 4: Chest Compressions
- Lesson 5: Endotracheal Intubation and Laryngeal Mask Airway Insertion
- Lesson 6: Medications
- Lesson 7: Special Considerations
- Lesson 8: Resuscitation of Babies Born Preterm
- Lesson 9: Ethics and Care at the End of Life
Subject Matter Experts
The Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee (NRPSC) coordinates, develops and implements educational programs and materials that promote optimal care and resuscitation of newborns. It is the vision of the NRPSC to have every newborn in need of resuscitation effectively cared for by health care professionals. In support of this vision, the NRPSC develops and updates evidence-based practice guidelines and educational materials.
Continuing Education Credit
This program has been approved for 9.0 contact hours by the Illinois Nurses Association, an accredited provider by American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. INA-CE Approval Number: 0413-8019.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity was designated for 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
This program is approved by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) for 9 NAPNAP Contact Hours of which 0 are pharmacology (Rx) content. The AAP is designated as Agency #17. Upon completion of the program, each participant desiring NAPNAP contact hours should send a completed certificate of attendance, along with the required recording fee ($10 for NAPNAP members, $15 for nonmembers), to the NAPNAP National Office at 20 Brace Road, Suite 200, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034- 2633.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
This program has been approved for a maximum of 9 contact hours of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063 Course # 128636000.
Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). CECBEMS Activity Number: 10-AAOP-F3-3141. Maximum CEH: 9 Advanced.