American Academy of Pediatrics releases the Neonatal Resuscitation Program, 8th Edition to elevate neonatal resuscitation, education and training in U.S. hospitals | State

DALLAS, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will launch the 8th edition of its internationally recognized Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) in June. This edition of NRP also highlights a strategic alliance, announced last October, with RQI Partners to develop improved educational solutions for neonatal CPR training. The 8th edition of NRP includes improvements to course content, learning levels, and teaching delivery methods that increase the effectiveness and efficiency of neonatal resuscitation, education and training for healthcare professionals by:

Two levels of provider learning: NRP Essentials for all caregivers caring for newborns or NRP Advanced for professionals who lead newborn CPR or participate in complex CPR.The NRP Learning Platform™: a new learning management system hosted by RQI Partners designed to optimize responsiveness and efficiency.Two options for education delivery methods: traditional instructor-led training and the new RQI for NRP, incorporating the True Adaptive™ learning design. Using artificial intelligence, courses provide personalized instruction that is aligned and driven by individual needs, knowledge, actions and performance.

The 8th Edition is available to purchase exclusively through RQI Partners, a collaboration and service provider for the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization committed to a world of longer, healthier lives, and Laerdal Medical, the global leader in medical simulation and CPR training. .

For the first time, the AAP’s Neonatal Resuscitation Program is being combined with the co-developed Resuscitation Quality Improvement® Program (RQI®) of the American Heart Association and Laerdal Medical to create RQI for NRP — a new and innovative quality improvement solution. Quarterly, self-directed instruction leads to mastery, maintenance, and verified competency on a neonatal simulator for the most effective intervention for newborns requiring CPR: positive pressure ventilation.

“We are excited to work with RQI partners to introduce RQI for NRP as part of our 8th Edition Neonatal Resuscitation Program,” said Janna Patterson, MD, MPH, FAAP, senior vice president, Global Child Health and Life Support at the American Academy of Pediatrics. “This groundbreaking program makes low-dose, high-frequency practice of positive pressure ventilation skills easy and accessible for the first time. The innovations in the 8th edition will enhance the NRP experience for learners as well as educators and administrators, ultimately improving patient care and outcome. “

Developed in 1987 by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association, the Neonatal Resuscitation Program teaches an evidence-based approach to neonatal resuscitation and facilitates effective team-based care for caregivers caring for newborns at the time of delivery. Currently, there are over 400,000 NRP providers and 20,000 instructors in the US alone. Launched in 2015, RQI is a self-directed, simulation-based performance, management, and quality improvement program for healthcare professionals that provides hands-on “low-dose, high-frequency” learning sessions through quarterly CPR exercises combined with real-time feedback , debriefing and analytics. The RQI program is currently used by more than 1,000 hospitals across the country and abroad.

“Using the science of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Heart Association’s leadership in CPR education, and Laerdal Medical’s expertise in neonatal simulation solutions, we have developed another life-saving tool,” said Clive Patrickson, CEO of RQI Partners. “RQI for NRP and the Complete Neonatal CPR Program, 8th Edition, have taken neonatal CPR education to the next level, enabling clinicians to set a new standard in emergency care. Together, we are transforming CPR for life.”

In addition to influencing neonatal resuscitation educational solutions in US hospitals, the AAP and RQI partners will maximize new programs and international collaboration to reach and engage new audiences and customers, further increasing the availability of the neonatal resuscitation program around the world. is to be expanded.

For more information about RQI for NRP, visit Visit the AAP website for more information about the NRP.

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About the American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. For more information, visit

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are committed to ensuring equal health in all communities. Collaborating with numerous organizations and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for public health, and share life-saving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Contact us at, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

About Laerdal Medical

Laerdal is committed to our mission to help save lives. For more than 60 years, Laerdal has been a global leader in healthcare education, training and therapy solutions. Laerdal develops products, programs and digital solutions designed to increase survival and improve patient outcomes. By implementing evidence-based solutions in the areas of CPR, patient safety, and global health, we address the evolving needs of healthcare organizations and help build the competency of caregivers, educators, and lay counselors. Together with our partners, we believe we can help save a million lives every year. Laerdal is a global company in 25 countries worldwide with headquarters in Stavanger, Norway. For more information, visit

About RQI Partners LLC

RQI Partners LLC is a collaboration between the American Heart Association and Laerdal Medical, positioning the organizations to deliver innovative solutions that accelerate the impact of their life-saving mission. The company combines the Association’s leadership in science and CPR education with Laerdal’s expertise in technology and implementation to deliver impactful and innovative CPR quality improvement programs. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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