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Neonatal Resuscitation Program™ (NRP)

The Gossman Center for Advanced Healthcare Simulation at Swedish is pleased to offer The Neonatal Resuscitation Program™ (NRP), sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association.

Faculty from the Gossman Center presents the concepts and teaches the skills of neonatal resuscitation. Participants of the NRP Provider and Home Birth and Birthing Center courses come fully prepared and ready to work on specific skills, and to participate as team members in neonatal resuscitation scenarios. Scenarios are tailored to reflect participants’ practices.

Both courses include skills review, videotaped simulation focusing on teamwork, effective communication and role adoption. Each simulation is followed by facilitated debriefing.

This course is recommended for those that have experience in a birth setting or care for newborns in the immediate postpartum period. NRP does not certify competence or change legal scope of practice.

Successful completion of the NRP requires significant advance preparation and includes the following elements.

1. Independent study of the NRP 6th edition eTextbook or Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook.
  • Successful completion of the NRP on-line exam that covers Lessons 1-4 and 9 ( Basic NRP) or Lessons 1-9 ( Advanced NRP) 
  • To access the online exam, go to www.aap.org/nrp. Upon completion of the exam, participants are eligible to attend an NRP class at the Gossman Center Advanced Healthcare Simulation.
2. Present a copy of your NRP Online Exam Verification of Completion to the instructor on the day of the course.

Required course materials

Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook 6th edition (2011)
Copies of the NRP textbook 6th edition may be available at your institution, or you may purchase at AAP online bookstore or other online book retailers.

Swedish employees may check out the textbook from the Swedish First Hill Medical Library located on A Floor West. You may contact the library at 206-386-2484 or e-mail LibraryRequests@swedish.org to have the materials sent via interdepartmental mail.

Live classes

The class includes skills review, validation and simulation, stressing teamwork, communication and role adoption during neonatal resuscitation.

Participants come fully prepared to the NRP course, ready to work on specific skills, and to participate as a team member in neonatal resuscitation scenarios. Scenarios are tailored to reflect participants’ practice. Simulation sessions are videotaped and debriefed. All classes are appropriate for those needing NRP provider status.

Depending on your scope of practice and institutional requirements, please select from the following sessions:

NRP Provider (Advanced) - 3.5 hours
Lessons 1-9 are required. Cost $125

Home Birth and Birthing Center (Basic) - 2 hours
Lessons 1-4 and 9 are required. Cost $125
For this class, feel free to bring your own resuscitation bag if you prefer to practice and test with your own equipment.

Click here to register online.

If the class date that you are interested in is full, please send an email with your name, email, phone number, class date and if you want the provider or home birth class to Merllie Flores at merllie.flores@swedish.org. You will be placed on a waiting list. We will contact you if a place opens for the date you have requested.

Please remember to submit to the NRP instructor the copy of your NRP Online Exam Verification of Completion on the course day. Failure to bring your NRP Online Exam Verification of completion will prevent you from participating in the course.

Rescheduling/cancellation policy

To reschedule or cancel your registration, please contact Merllie Flores at merllie.flores@swedish.org. You may reschedule up to five business days prior to your scheduled course date without penalty or fees.

Cancellations received at least five days prior to the scheduled course date will incur a $35 processing fee. The remainder of the registration fee will be refunded. There are no refunds or rescheduling available if the request is received less than five business days prior to the scheduled course date.

If there are less than six paid registrations five days prior to a class, it may be necessary to cancel the class. If the class is cancelled, participants may choose to reschedule to another class day or receive a full refund. You will be notified at least five business days prior to the class if cancellation becomes necessary.

Questions: contact Merllie Flores at merllie.flores@swedish.org or Carly Williams at carly.williams@swedish.org.