Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) - Basic - Nov 2
$120 – $195
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) - Basic - Nov 2

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) - Basic - Nov 2

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McMaster Children's Hospital

1200 Main Street West

Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5


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About the program

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program features hands-on skills training, simulation-based learning, and debriefing exercises with the neonatal resuscitation team.  Our NRP instructors are a combination of nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, and midwives with substantial newborn care experience.

There are two versions of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program available through the Simulation and Outreach Program.   There are Basic and Advanced courses available, according to the needs of the participant.

Basic Course

The Basic course is intended for healthcare professionals who may be responsible for the resuscitation of newborns during the first few minutes of a resuscitation and who have access to support from advanced level providers within minutes.  

The Basic course is appropriate for healthcare professionals who do not have advanced level NRP skills within their current scope of practice or current practice environment.


Course Content:

 - Covers Lessons 1-4 & 9

 - Includes: principles of resuscitation, initial steps of resuscitation, use of resuscitation devices, chest compressions, and ethics and care at the End of Life.

- Requires successful completion of a Basic Megacode Resuscitation



Student-Medical/Midwifery (All levels)  /Nursing/Respiratory/Paramedic 

Course Director

Andrew Latchman, MD, FRCPC

Course Coordinator

Kevin Middleton, RRT, BSc, MEd

Required Preparations and Course Materials

For essential information on preparing for your course, please go to:


Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook, 6th Edition (with DVD-ROM):  This text facilitates the newly recommended self-paced learning approach and helps students prepare for the mandatory online examination the preceeds the NRP course.

The NRP Textbook, 6th Edition (with DVD) (ISBN-13: 978-1-58110-498-1) can be obtained from the McMaster University Health Sciences bookstore ( or directly through the Canadian Pediatric Society bookstore (

For the Canadian addendum and medications table, click here

*Note:  Course registration does not include course materials nor online exam.


Cancellation Policy

Please note that the following Cancellation Policy applies to this course:

• Requests to withdraw from a course (cancel registration) can only be completed through the Eventbrite registration system. Please go to to manage your registration.

• Refunds will be made according to the date of the request based on the following timelines:

More than 3 weeks before the start of the course = 100% refund

Between 2-3 weeks before the start of the course = 75% refund

Less than 2 weeks, but more than 1 week before the start of the course = 50% refund

1 week or less before the start of the course = No refund

• If you are unable to attend the course, a friend or colleague can be substituted in your place at no additional charge.

• To transfer to an alternate course date, you must withdraw from the course that you originally registered for and complete the registration process for the course date that you want to attend. Course withdrawal conditions listed above apply.

• No refunds will be issued for withdrawals requested 1 week or less prior to a course. No refunds will be given for “no shows”.

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1200 Main Street West

Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5


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