Being entrusted by parents to provide care for their newly born baby is both a privilege and an extraordinary responsibility. Since the first edition of the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, the Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) has helped more than 3 million health care providers fulfill this responsibility by providing the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills required to save newborn lives.
The history and evolution of the NRP is fascinating and provides important lessons for healthcare educators. A brief description is available on the NRP Web site and is well worth reading. Although the 7th edition includes several new recommendations, it emphasizes the same guiding principles that have been the foundation of the NRP for nearly 30 years. (Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) 7th Edition; American Academy of Pediatrics; American Academy of Pediatrics ; Preface: Page viii)