Effective, January 1, 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) adopted new requirements for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). NRP was developed to introduce the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation to physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and emergency service personnel who participate in neonatal resuscitation.
Course completion now consists of two parts:
- Part one—online test covering content
- Part two—live classroom skills portion
Participants study the comprehensive textbook and then take the mandatory online exam. Upon successful completion of the online exam, participants print a certificate for verification, which admits them to a class with an NRP instructor for skills training, simulation and debriefing.
Once the online testing process has been initiated, the AAP requires it be completed within 14 days. Participants then have up to 30 days to complete the in-person skills test. Participants will be required to demonstrate proper resuscitation skills during the live classroom program.
Saint Francis employees can take the course free of charge. For non-employees, the program fee is $120, to be paid at the time of registration by a check made payable to Saint Francis Medical Center. This course has been approved for contact hours by MONA.
2014 Dates (all classes are 8 am-11:30 am)
- April 17
- May 22
- June 19
- July 17
- September 18
- October 16
- November 20
To register for both portions of the course, call the Maternal-Child Message Line, at 573-331-5841.