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I have a question.... Neonatal resuscitation is different than infant CPR, correct? Different certification? I am required in this state to have NRP through the red cross or american heart association in order to get a temporary permit as an apprentice. I called the Red Cross and she was very confused about what neonatal resuscitation would be and said they only had infant cpr. So I just want to make sure that I am right that they are different courses..... otherwise it might be much easier than I think to get a class.
 

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Usually NRP is taught at the hosptial. It's not something the Red Cross usuall offers.<br><br>
I recommend taking a class from Karen Strange if she comes through your area - it's really midwifery and OOH birth oriented.
 

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sounds like someone telling you the requirements doesn't know one thing from the other--- Neonatal resuscitation is from American Academy of Pediatrics--<br><br>
CPR is from AHA and Red Cross... get some clairification<br><br>
we have to have both here
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">sounds like someone telling you the requirements doesn't know one thing from the other--- Neonatal resuscitation is from American Academy of Pediatrics--<br><br>
CPR is from AHA and Red Cross... get some clairification<br><br>
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Well, this is what the state is telling me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> The application itself states that I need to check the box next to:<br><br>
"I am currently certified by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association in neonatal resuscitation (provide copy of current card or certificate, front & back)."<br><br>
So, go figure. I have been trying to see if I can take the course at the local hospitals but one told me "no way" since I am not an employee of the hospital and another gave me the run around and another one I am waiting to hear back from. I am hopeful!<br><br>
I have heard wonderful things about Karen Strange, but she won't be in the area until October-ish (unless anyone here online knows anything different), so I am hoping to get something before that.
 

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look at the web site they have instructors listed by location-- maybe if you talked to the instructor rather than the hospital- they may let you in-- also talk to some emts/peramedics and see where they get certified<br><br><a href="http://www.aap.org/nrp/provider/provider_index.html" target="_blank">http://www.aap.org/nrp/provider/provider_index.html</a><br><br>
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the other thing I would recommend is to talk to the person at the state level and find out exactly what they want-- because those 2 organizations don't offer that kind of certification...
 

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Thank you for that link, mwherbs. My preceptor and I were looking for something like that online and couldn't find a search engine. Now I have several phone numbers and emails to try. This whole town is going to be sick of hearing from me soon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I really enjoyed my NRP training with Karen Strange (<a href="http://www.newbornbreath.com/)" target="_blank">http://www.newbornbreath.com/)</a>. Although we maybe could have spent a little more time actually practicing the techniques, I really appreciated the out-of-hospital focus, as well as the emphasis on thinking of the baby's experience of the resuscitation. The curriculum is very hospital-focued, and having an instructor who takes it for granted that you're not going to be working in a hosptial with all the equipment that comes with it.
 

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Neonatal Resuscitation Provider training program is a joint AAP/AHA project (check your cards and books). Infant-Adult CPR could be AHA *and* Red Cross. The main difference is infant CPR is for a baby who has been alive and breathing at an age beyond neonatal and now is not... NRP training begins with a baby fresh from the womb who has never taken a breath.
 

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I just took a class yesterday with training from AHA that talked over infant cpr and resusitation. It was geared toward care providers, but it didn't talk about babies who never breath from birth. It did take that into account, but there wasn't anything specific towards that.
 

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IMO it is absolutely worth it to wait and take with Karen Strange if you will have the opportunity to work with her. She lives not too far from here, and because I attend to clients who like to labor at home (for hospital birth) until very late, I thought it was prudent to certify in NRP. She shares in addition to the required course material; the standards of care in the UK, which are very progressive and have solid research backing them, as well as tons of information about cord clamping's effect on the neonate. The only part she doesn't teach the certification on is the medications, but if you are working in an out-of-hospital setting, this is a non-issue anyway.
 

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Very nice! Karen used to live just a few streets away from me, and I've taken her class a few times. It was nice having her local.
 
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