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Neonatal Resuscitation NSPN 7450

Nursing Specialty Perinatal Course

Course details

The Newborn Resuscitation Program (NRP) is an eight hour interactive skills testing day that builds on the knowledge gained by reading the Neonatal Resuscitation text book. The text must be read in its entirety prior to attending the one-day workshop. Each participant must complete the online NRP exam prior to coming to the on-campus workshop. The exam can be accessed on the Canadian Pediatric Society website. Proof of successful completion of the online exam must be brought to the one day workshop. Participants will be turned away without proof of exam completion. The workshop includes practicing and testing the hands-on skills of newborn resuscitation. To ensure adequate time for course preparation and pre-readings, enrolment in the course will be closed three weeks prior to the course start date. Perinatal Specialty students must complete NSPN 7100 and 7200 prior to enrolling in NRP. NSPN 7450 is a prerequisite for NSPN 7300, Perinatal Clinical 1 and NSPN 7500, Perinatal Clinical 2.


  • This course is prioritized for learners in the Perinatal/Neonatal SN programs.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of NSPN 7450 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 35584


Mon Dec 04 (1 day)

  • 1 day
  • CRN 35584
  • $343.70
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Dec 04 Mon 08:00 - 16:00 Burnaby
Dec 04 Mon N/A Burnaby

Navjot Padda

Course outline




Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. There is an online exam to be completed prior to class; details will be in the information email. Please email the NRP Coordinator Navjot Padda at for approval to register. In the email, include your name, BCIT ID (A#), NSPN__, preferred CRN __and which program you are associated with currently.

Learning Outcomes

As a healthcare practitioner, you are expected to follow professional standards of practice throughout all SN programs and courses. In this course, you will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership, professionalism, and clinical decision-making. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify antepartum and intrapartum risk factors for neonatal resuscitation.
  • Identify the necessary equipment and personnel required for neonatal resuscitation.
  • Demonstrate a pre-resuscitation team briefing and equipment check.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and teamwork skills required by resuscitation teams.
  • Demonstrate the initial steps of neonatal resuscitation.
  • Demonstrate positive pressure ventilation using 3 different devices.
  • Demonstrate the correct use of pulse oximeter.
  • Determine when continuous positive airway pressure may be required.
  • Demonstrate chest compressions in coordination with positive pressure ventilation.
  • Identify the indications for alternative airways including laryngeal mask airway and endotracheal intubation during resuscitation.
  • Demonstrate how to prepare and place a laryngeal mask airway.
  • Demonstrate how to prepare and assist with endotracheal intubation.
  • Identify the indications for medication use during resuscitation and the routes for administration.
  • Demonstrate how to draw up and administer medications during resuscitation.
  • Identify the unique challenges and requirements of resuscitation of the preterm infant.
  • Identify possible situations where a neonate may not respond to resuscitation.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

Related Programs

Neonatal Resuscitation (NSPN 7450) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Neonatal Nursing Specialty
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Perinatal Nursing Specialty (Perinatal - Perioperative Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  3. Perinatal Nursing Specialty (Standard Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  4. Specialty Nursing (Neonatal)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  5. Specialty Nursing (Perinatal - Perioperative Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  6. Specialty Nursing (Perinatal - Standard Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time


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