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Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
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NRP:  Neonatal Resuscitation Program 

If you are interested in attending this course, you can find course dates and register using the link provided at the bottom of this page.

About the Program

Training in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program is a three-step process including:

(1) A self-directed learning component,
(2) Successful completion of an on-line knowledge exam, and
(3) Attendance at a day-long classroom session for hands-on skill development, practice, and testing.

Course Description

Our NRP instructors are a combination of nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, and midwives with substantial newborn care experience.

During our NRP courses, participants learn and work together as members of a neonatal resuscitation team.  All participants must learn and practice in the various roles of a neonatal resuscitation team.

To best meet the learning needs of our course participants, the Simulation and Outreach Program strives to group course participants according to their experience level and current clinical role.


(1a) MD, RM, RN, RPN, RRT, GRT, PCP, or IMG, or
(1b) Student - Midwifery (Level 2/3/4)  /  Student -Medicine/Nursing/Respiratory/Paramedic  (final year of studies), and
(2) Completion of the 7th Edition NRP Online Exam

Course Content

 - Covers Lessons 1-11

 - Topics Include: principles of resuscitation, initial steps of resuscitation, use of resuscitation devices, chest compressions, endotracheal intubation, laryngeal mask airway insertion, umbilical venous cannulation, medication administration, special considerations, and resuscitation of preterm infants and ethics and care at the End of Life.

- Course completion requires successful performance during a Basic or Advanced Integrated Skills Assessment (practical test) according to the participant's legal scope of practice.

All successful participants will receive NRP Provider status issued by the Canadian Pediatric Society.

NRP Course Details and Preparation

For essential details on how to obtain materials and to prepare for your classroom session, please use the following links:

Instructions for NRP Provider Course Participants

Instructions for NICU NRP Refresher Course Participants

Course Duration

The classroom session is 8 hours in length for the NRP Provider course. The classroom session includes skill stations, resuscitation practice stations, and a practical test, known as an Integrated Skills Assessment.  Most courses are scheduled from 0830-1630h, however, it is important to refer to your course registration confirmation for the schedule that applies to your specific classroom session.

Course Director

Andrew Latchman, MD, FRCPC

Course Coordinator

Kevin Middleton, RRT, BSc, MEd


To view upcoming course dates and to register, please click on the link below: 

Registration for Upcoming Courses



Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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