What is PALS and NPRRegister Today!
- by Adams_Mommy_07 Sep 14, '08I am a pre-nursing student and was reading in vacancies at a particular hospital PALS or NPR is required. What are these? How do you go about getting these?
- Sep 14, '08 by BinkieRNQuote from Adams_Mommy_07PALS = Pediatric Advanced Life SupportI am a pre-nursing student and was reading in vacancies at a particular hospital PALS or NPR is required. What are these? How do you go about getting these?
NPR = National Public Radio, but of course that has nothing to do with nursing so I'm stumped on this one.
- Sep 14, '08 by KojakI don't know what NPR stands for but PALS is Pediatric Advanced Life Support. You can most likely find courses through americanheart.org.
- Sep 14, '08 by NightshiftRN69PALS is pediactric advance life support. Not sure my I believe NPR is neonatal resuscitation
- Sep 14, '08 by JolieNRP = Neonatal Resuscitation Program, and advanced life support program intended for professionals involved in the delivery room management of newborns.
Both of these programs are aimed at nurses, respiratory therapists, physicians and emergency responders.
I'm not aware of any positions where a CNA or PCT would require this training.
- Sep 14, '08 by Adams_Mommy_07I'm not a CNA, I am in school applying for an alternate entry MSN program next fall.
- Sep 14, '08 by moongirlPALS and NRP are not obtainable by the general public, or by auxillary staff. A CNA would never be called on to do either, nor would a student.
As a student nurse you will learn BLS, when you earn your degree you will have the option to do ACLS, PALS or NRP depending on where you are working
NRP and ACLS are a requirment of my job. I work L&D and postpartum.
- Sep 14, '08 by Adams_Mommy_07Thanks for your responses. Funny thing is the job vacancies say NPR when I see now it should be NRP. I guess they think that applicants would just figure it out but being new to this it wasn't so obvious to me.
- Sep 14, '08 by kmoonshineNRP = Neonatal Resuscitation Program