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NRP General Overview

  1. NRP General Facts

    Target Audience  Anyone who cares for newborns at the time of delivery. Most frequently taken by nurses, physicians and...

  2. General Information about AAP Permissions:

    The AAP can only approve permission requests for material that is owned by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Please...

  3. Who is the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Steering Committee?

    The Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee (NRPSC) coordinates, develops and implements educational programs and materials that promote optimal care...

  4. How is the need for NRP justified?

    The NRP is designed for those who participate in neonatal resuscitation in the delivery room and newborn nursery. The...

  5. How can a third party verify Provider and Instructor status?

    Due to the American Academy of Pediatrics privacy policy, we are unable to release any records unless we have...

  6. Why does the NRP state the dosage of epinephrine as mL/kg instead of mg/kg?

    Dosing epinephrine in the newborn presents unique patient safety risks. Epinephrine is very infrequently used during neonatal resuscitation and...

  7. What is the difference between the Performance Skill Stations and the Integrated Skills Station?

    The Performance Skills Station is for reviewing, practicing, and finally being able to perform the skill correctly and independently within...

  8. If there is a course being offered entirely online, is this a valid NRP course?

    The American Academy of Pediatrics has been advised that there are entities offering NRP "certification" or "verification" cards through...

  9. Does the AAP charge an additional fee for attending an Instructor-Led event of the NRP course?

    The NRP does not  charge any fees to institutions conducting courses, nor do we charge for the NRP Provider...

  10. How can an NRP medical inquiry/question be submitted?

    Please send all medical inquiries to lifesupport@aap.org.  Members of the NRP Steering Committee will review and provide a response. ...

  11. When should the guidelines from NRP to PALS be used?

    There is little evidence to say when it is better to use PALs vs NRP. The two approaches differ...

  12. Where are the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care accessed electronically?

    The 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care along with a summary of the new guidelines can...

  13. How can information on PCEP (Perinatal Continuing Education Program) be obtained?

    PCEP is administered by the University of Virginia Health System. For more information about PCEP, visit the Perinatal Continuing...

  14. How can physicians self-claim CE credit in PediaLink?

    Physicians that complete the NRP Online Exam can self-claim 11 hours of CME credit on PediaLink; here's the process:...

  15. What is the contact information for the NRP Office?

    American Academy of PediatricsLife Support Initiatives345 Park BoulevardItasca, IL 60413 Phone: 800-433-9016 option 4 email: lifesupport@aap.org (November 2018)

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