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In Canada, the Neonatal Resuscitation Program is evidence-based and administered by the Canadian Paediatric Society.  The Neonatal Resuscitation Program is an educational program that introduces the basic concepts and skills of neonatal resuscitation during the first minutes of a newborns life. Neonatal Resuscitation is most effective when performed by a co-ordinated team that has been pre-selected and demonstrates strong elements of team dynamics, critical thinking, and problem solving.  As a pre-hospital provider, health care professional or clinician, you must operate within your scope of practice and maintain your knowledge and skills through regular didactic and scenario based review. Each practitioner is governed by their respective professional body of registration. Completion of an NRP course does not imply or “certify” that a practitioner has the competence to preform neonatal resuscitation.


The standard length Providers course for the 8th Edition consists of the following lessons:


  1. Foundations of Neonatal Resuscitation

  2. Anticipating andPreparation for Resuscitation

  3. Initial Steps of Newborn Care

  4. Positive‐Pressure Ventilation

  5. Endotracheal Intubation

  6. Chest Compressions

  7. Medications

  8. Resuscitation and Stabilization of Babies Born Preterm

  9. Post-Resuscitation Care

  10. Special Considerations

  11. Ethics and Care at the End of Life

  12. Improving resuscitation Team Performance

  13. Resuscitation Outside the Delivery Room

  14. Bringing Quality Improvement to Your Resuscitation Team


Participants are responsible for all information in the 8th edition text for their didactic component and online evaluation; however, will only be evaluated in their simulated clinical evaluation based on their level of practice either basic or advanced SME ( formally known as a mega code)


There are two phases to this program:


  • Phase 1 -Completion of the Canadian NRP online exam 8th Edition* (step-by-step instructions): This component focuses on self-learning by completing the required readings from the NRP 8th edition Textbook. Visit for additional FAQ's.

      Online exam information: If you are having trouble accessing the online exam through RQI          partners, contact (Include “CPS NRP” in the subject line).Contact # 1‑833-601-4242


  •  Phase 2- Completion of an NRP practical course: This component focuses on practical skills and integrates the cognitive, behavioral and technical skills of neonatal resuscitation.  Schedule varies, so be sure to check calendar dates on a regular basis


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