Canadian Implementation Timeline
The official launch date for NRP 8th Edition is February 1, 2022. Due to transition logistics, CPS recommends that no NRP Provider courses be run until late February 2022. If delaying is not possible, instructors can proceed with NRP 8th Edition courses by allowing providers to write the exam after the course and submitting rosters only once instructors receive eight-edition exam certificates from providers. Given the delay to the NRP 8th Edition exam, the CPS NRP Executive Committee has extended the deadline for NRP Instructors to complete the NRP 8th Edition exam until April 30, 2022. However, it is strongly recommended to complete the exams as soon as possible. Until April 30, 2022, NRP Instructors may teach NRP 8th Edition Provider Courses before completing the NRP 8th Edition exams as long as all other aspects of the provincial NRP 8th Edition update have been completed.
Textbooks, eBooks, and ancillary materials
The English textbook and materials are available in the CPS bookstore. An eBook version of the textbook will be available for this edition by February 1, 2022.
In anticipation of the official launch of the NRP 8th Edition exam, CPS recommends that leaders responsible for NRP at each institution reach out to the IT department within each health authority to allow emails from "email@example.com" to get through. Several institutions are blocking these emails, making registration for the exam more difficult. If your institutions are not willing to do this for security reasons, please have your providers register using a personal email address. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Erica Dixon (Coordinator, Neonatal Life Support Programs, CPS) at firstname.lastname@example.org .
NRP 8th Edition Online Exam Licenses
To take advantage of the reduced price of $45 CAD bulk purchase (> 49 licenses) of the NRP 8th Edition exams, orders must be placed by January 31, 2022.
Unused NRP 7th Edition exam licenses
RQIP will also automatically issue new NRP 8th Edition special transition licenses for every unused NRP 7th Edition license at no additional cost on February 1, 2022.
To place your order or for more information, contact RQI Partners (RQIP) at NRPsupport@rqipartners.com or 1-866-293-1034.
NRP Instructor requirements
Instructors must complete the eight-edition exam before teaching NRP 8th Edition Provider courses. Instructors will maintain their status until their renewal, at which time they must provide proof of successful completion. NRP Instructors have complimentary access to the exams; however, accessing it has been difficult for some NRP Instructors. Reasons for this are varied, ranging from outdated email addresses, institutions blocking "no-reply" emails, and exam access issues at RQI. Instructors must contact CPS at email@example.com if they have not received an exam link. If they have difficulty accessing the exam or completing it, they need to contact NRPsupport@rqipartners.com and cc CPS in this email.
NRP Instructor resources
Canadian Pediatric Society
- CPS National Grand Rounds (September 7, 2021): NRP 8th edition in Canada: a review of new recommendations and their rationale (Dr Emer Finan and Dr Amuchou Soraisham)
- Updated Clinical and Educational FAQs
Perinatal Service BC
PSBC and the NRP Instructor Trainer Committee of B.C. hosted information webinars in January. Recordings of these webinars will be posted shortly.
NEONATAL RESUSCITATION: A Practice Resource for Health Care Providers (June 2022)
Individual Integrated Skills Station Assessment Form - Canadian Adaptation
British Columbia Newborn Resuscitation Record (PSBC 1980)