What can former Regional Trainers do for NRP?
The retirement of the title "Regional Trainer" should not change the current leadership role Regional Trainers hold within their hospitals, hospital networks, or regions. Some Regional Trainers act as resources and advocates for the Hospital-based Instructors in the community hospitals of their "region" while other Regional Trainers have no defined responsibilities within any network.
For Regional Trainers who function in a pivotal role as NRP resources and experts, the AAP title change to Hospital-based Instructor should not affect those job responsibilities. If it is necessary to differentiate the expert role from that of other NRP instructors, their institutions may decide on a title that suits that specific job description.