FEATURE ARTICLES: Continuing EducationNeonatal Resuscitation Science, Education, and Practice The Role of the Neonatal Resuscitation ProgramMcGowan, Jane E. MDAuthor Information Department of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine, and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jane E. McGowan, MD, Neonatology, St Christopher's Hospital for Children, 2nd Floor, 3601 A St, Philadelphia, PA 19134 ([email protected]). Disclosure: Dr McGowan receives a stipend from the American Academy of Pediatrics as associate editor of the Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook. Submitted for publication: November 30, 2011; accepted for publication: March 2, 2012. The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing: April/June 2012 - Volume 26 - Issue 2 - p 158-163 doi: 10.1097/JPN.0b013e318253e1aa Buy Take the CE Test Metrics Abstract For almost 25 years, the Neonatal Resuscitation Program of the American Academy of Pediatrics has provided educational tools that are used in the United States and throughout the world to teach neonatal resuscitation. Over that time period, the guidelines for resuscitation have been increasingly evidence-based and a formal system has been established to determine which steps should be updated on the basis of available information. The most recent update occurred in 2010. This article describes the evidence review process and the specific evidence that lead to a number of significant changes in practice that were included in the 2010 guidelines. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.