Neonatal Resuscitation Program

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP©) is designed to facilitate the cognitive, technical, and teamwork skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize newborns. Because the need for assistance cannot always be predicted, teams need to be prepared to provide these lifesaving interventions quickly and efficiently at every birth.  Following their algorithm, participants can learn to make the evaluations and decisions needed for proper lifesaving actions.


NRP utilizes a blended learning approach, which includes:

  • Online testing,
  • Online case-based simulations
  • Hands-on case-based simulation/debriefing
  • Focus is on critical leadership, communication, and teamwork skills


This is where the NRP team for UAMS IDHI is able to assist:

  • The self-paced didactic portion, along with an e-Sim exercise is completed online via Healthstream LMS prior to registering for part 2.
  • The IDHI team then comes to your facility to assist with the simulation portion. This in-situ simulation allows your team to be comfortable with their own equipment and test for any internal system issue that might arise.
  • Tina Pennington MNSc, RNC-NIC, the team facilitator, brings 18 years of NICU resuscitation experience to each of her classes (oh the stories she can tell).


“One of the things I loved the most about being in the NICU, was going on the deliveries. My delivery team was well-practiced and worked well together and I want to instill those attributes into the teams I teach.  You can read a book about resuscitation all day, but until they hand you that baby, your heart starts pounding, and your knowledge kicks in you will never know what an amazing program NRP is.”

Tina Pennington MNSc, RNC-NIC UAMS IDHI Clinical Services Manager.


For further information or to schedule a class at your facility contact Tina Pennington