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Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) in Paramedicine
Course: PME204

First Term: 2020 Fall
Lec + Lab   0.5 Credit(s)   1.5 Period(s)   1.5 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T- Lab Load

Description: Designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and manage a neonate with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, or cardiopulmonary arrest according to current American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) guidelines. Integrates knowledge of basic electrocardiographic rhythm interpretation, pharmacologic agents, and other interventions used in neonatal resuscitation.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Communicate effectively with members of diverse groups. (I)
2. Effectively function within a multi-disciplinary team, recognizing roles and responsibilities. (I)
3. Perform basic life support (BLS) and neonatal resuscitation according to AAP guidelines. (II)
4. Perform comprehensive patient assessment. (III)
5. Identify signs and symptoms of inadequate oxygenation, ventilation, respiratory distress, and respiratory failure. (IV)
6. Manage airway obstructions and etiologies of respiratory compromise. (IV)
7. Use basic and advanced airway adjuncts and suctioning to secure an adequate airway. (IV)
8. Use ventilatory devices to support respiration. (IV)
9. Integrate pharmacology with management of pre-arrest, cardiac arrest, and postresuscitation. (V)
10. Manage shock by integrating the etiology, pathophysiology, and current AAP guidelines. (VI)
11. Describe the clinical pathways that lead to cardiac arrest in neonates. (VII)
12. Integrate electrocardiogram rhythm recognition with management of pre-arrest, cardiac arrest, and post-resuscitation according to current ECC guidelines. (VII)
13. Describe safety procedures while performing electrical therapy. (VII)
14. Manage pre-arrest, cardiac arrest and postresusication, according to AAP guidelines. (VII)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Effective team dynamics
   A. Communication
   B. Roles
II. Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC)
   A. BLS
   B. AAP
III. Comprehensive assessment
   A. Developmental differences
   B. Equipment, diagnostic technology, and other evaluative resources
IV. Respiratory assessment and management
   A. Signs and symptoms
      1. Inadequate oxygenation
      2. Inadequate ventilation
      3. Respiratory distress
      4. Respiratory failure
   B. Equipment, diagnostic technology, and other evaluative resources
   C. Airway adjuncts
      1. Upper airway obstruction
      2. Lower airway obstruction
      3. Other etiologies
V. Pharmacology
   A. Routes of administration
   B. Pharmacologic agents
VI. Shock
   A. Etiology
   B. Pathophysiology
   C. Signs and symptoms
   D. Management
VII. Assessment and management of cardiovascular conditions
   A. Signs and symptoms of cardiovascular conditions
      2. Dysrhythmias
      3. Other
   B. Equipment, diagnostic technology and other evaluative resources
   C. Electrical therapy
      1. Recognition and management of pre-arrest, cardiac arrest, and postresuscitation
      2. Safety procedures
   D. Management of cardiovascular conditions
      1. Dysrhythmias
      2. Other
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: October 22, 2019

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