Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

When a newborn experiences a cardiovascular emergency and needs to be resuscitated, healthcare professionals employ the techniques of Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) training. This course is certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

What is NRP?

Neonatal Resuscitation Program training outlines life support techniques for newborns. When you receive NRP training, you’ll learn how to complete an initial assessment of a newborn, use neonatal resuscitation equipment, conduct neonatal CPR, and more.

Why NRP?

If a neonatal patient experiences a cardiovascular emergency, you’ll need to intervene swiftly and safely to resuscitate them. NRP training gives medical professionals the specialized skills needed to effectively treat these vulnerable patients.

How is NRP Done?

Healthcare professionals who treat newborns, such as L&D and NICU nurses, use NRP to provide emergency life support for neonatal patients. For example, if a newborn is struggling to breathe, you may need to follow NRP guidelines for intubation.

How to get a NRP Certification?

When you’re ready to get NRP certified, just sign up for one of SureFire CPR’s training courses. You’ll complete two course phases, one that is completed online from the comfort of your home and the second at one of our facilities.

Ready to take a Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) class?

Don’t leave an emergency up to chance.

If you’ll encounter neonatal patients in your career, you’ll need to be an expert in their special care requirements. Taking an NRP course is the best way to prepare and feel confident in your skills. Register today for a SureFire CPR course.

Looking to get certified in NRP?

Individual NRP Class

Individual NRP Class

When you get NRP certified at SureFire CPR, you can be confident that you’re receiving the highest quality training according to the latest AHA and AAP guidelines.

Group NRP Training

Group NRP Training

If you have multiple people who need their NRP certification, group training is a smart route. Your team can learn these essential skills together with SureFire CPR’s group courses.


I spent 15 years as a firefighter and paramedic, and NRP training is non-negotiable…
Newborns are among the most vulnerable patients that first responders and medical professionals encounter. Neonatal patients require an extreme level of caution and care. If there is any chance that you’ll be treating newborns in your career, NRP certification is absolutely essential in order for you to safely provide emergency care for our littlest patients.

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The AHA guidelines state drying, stimulating, and possibly suctioning. Ventilation is also a priority based on the newborn’s condition.

PALS training is more generalized for pediatric patients up to age 18, whereas NRP training is targeted toward neonatal patients and offers more in-depth guidance for the treatment of newborns.

The “golden minute” in NRP refers to the first 60 seconds after birth. During this time, it is essential to establish ventilation.

You can take NRP online with SureFire CPR. Part 1 of the course is taken online at your convenience. After, you will take a brief instructor-led skills session at one of our offices in Southern California.

The AHA guidelines recommend “chest compressions with ventilations at a ratio of 3:1” or about 90 compressions and 30 breaths per minute.


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