Since the inception of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program® in 1987, it has grown to become an internationally renowned educational program. The course has been taught in over 130 countries, and course materials have been translated into at least 24 different languages.
Appropriate health care organizations worldwide are encouraged to develop a structure for implementing the NRP that will address educational needs unique to the country. This could include recognizing instructors, conducting training courses, awarding course completion cards, and instituting a mechanism for tracking the number of people trained.
When the course is conducted outside the US, the AAP does not grant CME credit nor issue course completion cards. However, NRP Instructors can maintain their instructor status by conducting courses internationally. If that is the case, they need to submit course rosters to satisfy their instructor requirements.
International activity that is voluntarily reported to the AAP is noted and may be provided to NRP instructors wishing to share experiences. Life Support staff are often contacted by individuals interested in starting NRP education internationally, particularly in developing countries, and we welcome the opportunity to provide whatever networking information we have available. In resource-limited areas, it may be appropriate to use the Helping Babies Breathe curriculum, which is part of the Helping Babies Survive suite of programs.
Any party wishing to obtain a translation for NRP should first contact Life Support with their request. AAP Staff will process this request through our foreign rites agent.
The foreign rites agent will then work to identify a reputable publisher within the requested country who meets established criteria to determine if a market exists. This can take some time (up to several months), so it is important that a request for translation is made as soon as possible.
The following 6th Edition translations are published or pending copyright approval:
The Spanish edition of NRP is available for purchase through the AAP Bookstore or the eBooks Web site. The French Canadian translation is available through the Canadian Paediatric Society. For more information contact Canadian NRP coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org