It is no secret that those who take part in NRP training are able to give their smallest patients the best possible chance of surviving a life-threatening illness. Here are a few things that you should consider before determining whether this training program is right for you.
Caring for the sickest and smallest patients in the hospital not only takes a special level of knowledge and a unique skillset but also requires a great deal of compassion and personal strength. Becoming a NICU nurse is often not something one chooses directly out of college. However, some hospitals do hire new graduates. In [...]
As a neonatal intensive care nurse, you are in charge of an extremely fragile population of the smallest patients in the hospital. Working in this unit requires a certain amount of determination and perseverance as these patients are critically sick, especially if they were born preterm. In addition to your physical and mental determination to [...]
As a neonatal care provider, you know just how fragile these young lives are. While many of your newborn patients thrive outside the womb, others struggle to live, having been born too early or born with life-threatening complications. While Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certificate programs teach you how to care for [...]
If you work with the pediatric population in your health care organization, you know just how fragile their health can be when they are already ill. Just the smallest change can spell disaster for them, leaving their precious lives hanging in the balance. In the hospital, when cardiopulmonary arrest is called on the pediatric unit, [...]
Should you get a PALS certification or an NRP certification? What's the difference? While PALS may seem like the first and most obvious choice because it can help in nearly any circumstance, don’t overlook the importance of NRP certification if you ever plan to work in a delivery room or care for newborns. Learn more about the two.
No matter how your health care organization is run, it definitely has a protocol for codes. Protocols are designed to help the code run smoothly and efficiently and to ensure everything possible is done to save the patient’s life. By ensuring that you and your coworkers are in your correct roles during a code, you [...]