Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor Course
In Canada, NRP administration is through the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), for more information on required components as an NRP Instructor see the CPS Registration Guidelines.
Roles and Responsibilities of NRP Instructors
- Teaches NRP Provider courses and is a source of information, support and mentorship for NRP Providers in their respective facilities while maintaining currency in neonatal resuscitation practices and education.
- Know their limitations and seek resources and assistance when required.
- Ensure that the educational environment for multidisciplinary participants foster learning and critical inquiry.
- Maintain communication with their Provincial NRP program and the CPS.
- Retain and maintain course records as consistent with the CPS guidelines, institutional and accreditation requirements.
At the conclusion of the Instructor workshop, participants will be able to:
- Articulate educational & administrative roles and responsibilities as an NRP Instructor with the ability to organize NRP Provider Courses.
- Apply the principles of adult learning and instructional design in course design and delivery.
- Validate clinical skills in NRP, renew neonatal resuscitation knowledge and practice your teaching skills.
- Develop skills in the evaluative components of NRP including the Individual Integrated Skills Station (ISSA).
- Expand skills at creating & conducting interactive scenarios and facilitating learning through simulation and team debriefing
Participants are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation 8th edition directly from the Canadian Paediatric Society. Call (613) 526‐9397 ext. 221 or visit on‐line at https://bookstore.cps.ca. Employees of the Saskatchewan Health Authority have institutional access to the digital copy of the textbook through the SHA Library.
For more course information and questions, contact Christina.Santo@saskhealthauthority.ca.
Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) Education Bank
Up to three thousand dollars ($3000.00) of fees for recognized continuing medical education (CME) activities can be recovered each year by Saskatchewan physicians from the CME fund as managed by the SMA.
For Information Regarding the NRP Instructor Program:Christina Santo RN, BScN
Outreach Coordinator, Maternal & Children’s Provincial Program
Saskatchewan Health Authority |T. (306) 786-0828
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Provider Course
The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) provides health care professionals with the knowledge and skills of neonatal resuscitation. In Canada, NRP is administered by the Canadian Paediatric Society. For more information on required components as an NRP Provider see the CPS Registration Guidelines.
Any healthcare provider who is required to participate in any part of neonatal resuscitation within their scope of practice may take an NRP course. The individual must be a licensed or regulated health professional (or student) such as physician, nurse, midwife, respiratory therapist or paramedic.
At the conclusion of the NRP Provider Course, participants will:
- Demonstrate understanding of neonatal resuscitation key concepts by successfully completing the NRP online examination.
- Name the most important and effective action in neonatal resuscitation.
- Demonstrate appropriate resuscitation procedures in proper sequence for a compromised newborn.
- Through simulation-based training, identify neonatal resuscitation skills and aspects of teamwork that are well developed, and those that require continuing improvement.
Participants must complete an online exam prior to the in-person component that focuses on the application of knowledge to clinical practice through skills checks, integrated skills practice and case based learning. The use of simulation and debriefing are prominent in building a team-based approach to care. Further details about the Text Book of Neonatal Resuscitation 8th Edition and Online Exam will be included in the confirmation letter provided with registration confirmation.
Registration closes 1 week prior to course to allow time for participants to complete required pre-learning.
$75.00 for SHA Staff and Physicians
$200.00 for Partner Organizations and Residents
The cost of the NRP online exam is $58.00 CDN and is not included in the cost of the workshop. Employees of health regions may have access to institutionally purchased log-on codes at a reduced cost.
Participants are responsible for obtaining the 8th edition NRP Provider Manual. Participants are required to successfully complete the NRP Online exam as a pre-requisite to attending the course. Further details about the Manual and Online Exam will be included in the confirmation letter provided by your local contact.
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Fetal Health Surveillance Course
The Fetal Health Surveillance (FHS) education programs is facilitated through the Canadian Fetal Health Surveillance Steering Committee (C FHS SC) to meet the need for evidence-based, interprofessional education in fetal health surveillance.
Family physicians, midwives, nurses, obstetricians and students / residents in these disciplines.
At the conclusion of the FHS Fundamentals Workshop, participants will:
- Describe the Canadian recommendations for fetal health surveillance during labour.
- Identify the definitions, characteristics, etiology, physiology/pathophysiology of IA, intrapartum EFM and NST findings.
- Apply FHS classification and interpretation to IA, intrapartum EFM and NST findings within the whole clinical picture for decision making.
- Describe the appropriate clinical management/response for prevention and/or correction of abnormal IA, atypical/abnormal intrapartum EFM and NST findings.
- Describe antenatal surveillance techniques including fetal movement counting, NST, and biophysical profile.
- Discuss teamwork, communication and documentation as they relate to fetal health surveillance and perinatal outcomes.
The FHS Fundamental Workshops and FHS Refresher Workshop consists of three components:
- Pre-study of the C FHS SC "Fundamentals of Fetal Health Surveillance Online Manual" accessed through the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine - Division of Continuing Professional Development.
- Registration is required for the Fundamentals of Fetal Health Surveillance – Self-Learning Online Manual, UBC CPD.
- Successful completion of the Fundamentals FHS Online Exam following review of the Online Manual. More information is provided following registration into the courses. The cost of the Canadian FHS online exam is $30.00 CDN and is not included in the cost of the workshop. Employees of health regions may have access to institutionally purchased log-on codes at a reduced cost.
- Participation at a FHS interprofessional workshop, virtual or in-person, with a focus on integrating knowledge to clinical practice through interactive cases in intermittent auscultation and electronic fetal monitoring.
Registration closes 1 week prior to course to allow time for participants to complete required pre-learning.
The workshop combines Self-Directed Learning, Classroom (Virtual/In Person) and Skills/Drills (In Person) for providers of maternal - newborn care whose current clinical practice includes antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and newborn care. Participants complete self-directed learning prior to the classroom. During the class a review of maternal and newborn care and assessments, intrapartum management and complications, and pain management will be presented. Participants have the opportunity to gain hands on skills in practice based on clinical scenarios.
This hybrid workshop is intended for providers of Maternal - Newborn care whose current clinical practice includes antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and newborn care. It is for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses in obstetrics and/or postpartum.
At the conclusion of the Maternal and Newborn Care Education, participants will:
- Discuss routine care of obstetrical patients, their families, and newborns.
- Describe the appropriate clinical management of at-risk and high risk conditions during pregnancy and birth.
- Understand the necessary components of team work and communication including the family.
Management of the Emergency Delivery - 4 1/2 hours
Offered on request for facilities
The workshop combines Self-Directed Learning and In-Person interactive Skills/Drills for emergency providers of maternal - newborn care whose clinical practice may include emergent management of obstetrical and neonatal patients.
At the conclusion of the Management of the Emergency Delivery, participants will:
- Review the rapid assessment of the labouring obstetrical patient.
- Explain pregnancy complications and emergency management observed in the emergency department.
- Demonstrate techniques to support newborn delivery and skills related to obstetrical emergencies.
- Practice post-delivery stabilization and care of the maternal and newborn patient.
The ACoRN: Acute Care of At-Risk Newborn Program provides health care professionals with the knowledge and skills of newborn resuscitation and stabilization, assessment and management of the at-risk or ill newborn. This workshop utilizes a systematic approach embedded into simulation based education and debriefing to support a multidisciplinary team-based approach to care. In Canada, the ACoRN Education Program is administered by the Canadian Paediatric Society.
The ACoRN Program key components include:
- The ACoRN Textbook and ACoRN Essentials Guide
- Needs assessment facilitated by Maternal and Children’s Provincial Program
- Individual self-assessment with completion of the ACoRN Online Exam prior to the workshop
- Interactive Workshop
- National and provincial approach
Health care providers providing newborn care such as licensed or regulated health care professionals (or students) such as physicians, nurses, midwifes, respiratory therapists or paramedics.
At the conclusion of the ACoRN Provider Course, participants will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of concepts and skills of neonatal resuscitation and stabilization in the management of the at-risk or ill newborn.
- Illustrate knowledge and skills with the effective use of the ACoRN systematic process and management of the at-risk or ill newborn.
- Through multidisciplinary simulations and debriefing, integrate a systematic approach to gather and organize information, establish priorities, and intervene for care of the newborn.
- Practice team work and communication skills for effective collaboration within an interdisciplinary team.
Participants must complete the ACoRN online exam prior to the in-person interactive workshop. The workshop focuses on the application of knowledge to clinical practice through use of the ACoRN sequences including the Core Steps and Level of Risk assessment.
Registration closes 2 weeks prior to course to allow time for participants to complete required pre-learning.
$375.00 for SHA Staff/Physicians/Partner Organizations/Residents
The cost of the ACoRN online exam is $29.95 CDN and is not included in the cost of the workshop.
Participants are responsible for obtaining the Text Book of Acute Care of At-Risk Newborns 2nd Edition (2021) and are required to successfully complete the ACoRN Online exam as a pre-requisite to attending the workshop. Further details will be included in the confirmation letter provided with registration confirmation.
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