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7th edition information

The 7th edition of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program will be released in Canada in Fall 2016. Please check back frequently for updates, sneak peeks of program materials, and tutorials.

7th edition resources - New!;

2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care 

American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
AAP/AHA 2015 NRP Guidelines Summary (English)

The Canadian NRP Executive committee has reviewed and is in agreement with the above summary. The only changes to amend in this document are the dates for implementation: the Canadian version will be released in Fall 2016 and must be in use by September 30, 2017.

Does this change Canadian practice? Not yet! 

  • The CPS National NRP Steering Committee and Education Sub-Committee are meeting over the next few months with the ILCOR delegates to review the proposed changes, discuss the suitability to the program and then assess how to incorporate and implement these new guidelines in the Canadian NRP program. 
  • While we urge you to familiarize yourself with the new guidelines, do not change course content. The Canadian review process will be completed and pertinent materials—notably the NRP textbook—will be developed and launched uniformly across the country.

7th edition timelines

  • Fall 2016—Launch of all NRP 7th edition products, materials, and National Instructor Launches and Provincial Instructor updates
  • September 30, 2017—7th edition mandatory implementation date

What changes will be made for the NRP 7th edition?

This Spring, the AAP will be releasing an online simulation exercise called NRP eSim®. This new methodology allows learners to integrate the NRP algorithmic steps in a virtual environment. In Canada, the eSim® will not be mandatory; however, it will be available through Healthstream, the company that administers the NRP online examination.

Instructor launches

NRP 7th edition materials - what's new?

The Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 7th Edition will now have 11 chapters:  

  1. Foundations of Neonatal Resuscitation
  2. Preparation for Resuscitation
  3. Initial Steps of Newborn Care
  4. Positive‐Pressure Ventilation
  5. Alternative Airways: Endotracheal Tubes and Laryngeal Masks
  6. Chest Compressions
  7. Medications
  8. Post‐Resuscitation Care
  9. Resuscitation and Stabilization of Babies Born Preterm
  10. Special Considerations
  11. Ethics and Care at the End of Life

Last updated: Sep 19 2017