Program® Provider Course
Neonatal Resuscitation Scientific Guidelines
The Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) materials are based
on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Heart
Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
and Emergency Cardiovascular Care of the Neonate (Circulation.
2015;132:S543-S560). A reprint of the Guidelines appears in the
Appendix. Please refer to the Guidelines if you have any questions
about the rationale for the current program recommendations. The
Guidelines, originally published in October 2015, are based on the
International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) consensus
on science statement. The evidence-based reviews prepared by
members of ILCOR, which serve as the basis for both documents,
can be viewed in the Web-based integrated guidelines site (https://
Level of Responsibility
The NRP Provider Course consists of 11 lessons, and participants
are required to complete all 11 lessons to receive an NRP Course
Completion Card. Even though not all newborn health care providers
can perform all steps in resuscitation, they may be called to help a team
and need to be familiar with each step.
Special Note: Neonatal resuscitation is most effective when performed
by a designated and coordinated team. It is important for you to know
the neonatal resuscitation responsibilities of team members who are
working with you. Periodic practice among team members will
facilitate coordinated and effective care of the newborn.
NRP eSim is a new online neonatal resuscitation simulation exercise
required for achieving NRP provider status with the 7th edition. The
eSim methodology allows learners to integrate the NRP flow diagram
steps in a virtual environment. For additional information on eSim,
including Web browser requirements, visit www.aap.org/nrp.