The NBRC conducts Neonatal Pediatric Specialty certification . Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care Specialty examination is designed to measure essential knowledge, skills and abilities required in neonatal pediatric respiratory care.
In order to take the exam, candidate should meet the following eligibility criteria:
1)Candidate should be registered respiratory therapists (RRT)
2)Candidate should be certified respiratory therapists (CRT) with one year of clinical experience in neonatal/pediatric respiratory care.
3)Candidate should be 18 years old while filling the application form.
As the examination demonstrates speciality in neonatal pediatric respiratory care hence candidate should prepare well in following subject areas :
1) Critical Care – This section consists of 75 questions and include questions from following topics:
a) Evaluate Pertinent Information
b) Assess and Manage Airways
c) Administer and Monitor Specialty Gases
d) Manage Ventilation and Oxygenation
e) Prevent Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
f) Select, Assemble, and Troubleshoot Equipment
g) Assist or Perform Procedures
h) Deliver Pharmacologic Agents
i) Assist or Perform Resuscitation
2) General Care – This section consists of 45 questions. It include questions from the following topics:
a) Assess Patient Status and Changes in Status
b) Select, Assemble, and Troubleshoot Equipment
c) Anticipate Care Based on Laboratory Results and Nutritional Status
d) Anticipate Care Based on Imaging and Reports of Imaging
e) Anticipate Effects of Pharmacologic Agents
f) Manage End-of-Life Care
g) Prepare for Disasters
h) Interact with Members of an Interdisciplinary Team
i) Evaluate Patient and Family Understanding of Education
The examination consists of 140 multiple choice questions, out of which 120 are scored questions and 20 are unscored questions. The questions are framed from clinical data, equipment and therapeutic procedures. The candidates are provided 3 hours to complete the examination.
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