Pre-camp preparation for participants

Participants are encouraged to review the AAP Neonatal Resuscitation Program and watch videos of the procedures that are practiced during the camp. This maximizes the hands-on time for each participant.

Camp objectives

  • Refresh/learn knowledge required to resuscitate neonates in the delivery room and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) using NRP
  • Refresh/learn technical skills commonly required in the delivery room and NICU
  • Reinforce team dynamics
  • Reinforce/learn communication skills to update families during neonatal resuscitations and arrange medical transports


Participants spend time practicing the following procedures/use of equipment listed below:

  • Maximum sterile barrier and setting up a sterile field for procedures
  • Umbilical arterial and venous catheter insertion
  • T-piece resuscitator / flow-inflating bag / self-Inflating bag / endotracheal intubation
  • Videolarynygoscopy
  • Laryngeal Mask Airway and Oral Airway placement
  • Defibrillation/arrhythmia recognition and management
  • Needle decompression of pneumothorax
  • Chest tube (rigid and Turkel) insertion for treatment of pneumothorax
  • Pigtail catheter insertion for treatment of pneumothorax
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Exchange transfusion
  • Invasive and non-invasive ventilator strategies


  • Multiple common and uncommon scenarios based on NRP principles are practiced
  • Scenarios are practiced within a multidisciplinary team