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Ahead of time, you MUST read the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th Edition 2011, which comes with a CD-ROM. The book is available from AAP/AHA/NRP at the AAP Book Store (click here) or call 888-227-1770. Shipping can take up to three weeks unless expedited.

Chapters 1 through 4 and 9 MUST BE READ before the class. If you need to be tested for medications and intubations, you must also read Chapters 5 & 6.

You do not have to buy the book but you MUST read the book AHEAD of time. You can borrow it from someone else and read it before the class. You can also review the DVD-ROM that comes with the book.

If you have an older edition of the NRP book you can review the "Summary of Major Changes to the Guidelines" document on the newbornbreath website here.


Sponsoring a Workshop with Karen Strange
The Midwifery Management of Neonatal Resuscitation


After many years of providing Workshops, Karen has come to understand exactly what needs to be done and what makes a smooth and productive Workshop happen. This section outlines the duties and responsibilities of the Local Contact and Class Sponsor.  Please read through it carefully and let Karen know if you have any questions.





Sponsor Responsibilities

If you are interested in bringing Karen to your area to teach a workshop you will need to understand what it takes to make that happen. Your help is much appreciated! Be prepared, though: there is much work to be done before a class can take place and Karen relies heavily on her local sponsors to get this work done.

The primary responsibility of the Class Sponsor is to garner interest in the class and then organize it when there is sufficient interest. Karen needs at least 20 people registered to cover the costs of doing the class, though she often can negotiate different numbers depending on circumstances. Additionally, sponsor responsibilities include:

  1. Registration: You will receive from Karen via email: registration forms for both mail-in registration (with checks sent to you in the mail) and PayPal registrations (with Karen forwarding you confirmation that payment has been made). It is then your responsibility to ensure the minimum number of participants sign up and pay their deposits so the class can happen.
  2. Secure the workshop location: A place large enough for 20 participants--with carpeting or pads like a yoga studio has.  Remember participants will be sitting for a long time and need to be comfortable.
  3. Provide support for Karen while she is in your town (a place to stay, access to food or a store, though she often rents a car depending on number of classes in the area and brings her own food).
  4. Accept equipment deliveries via Fedex ahead of time, signature required.  This usually happens a day or two before the class. FEDEX WILL NOT LEAVE THE BAGS WITHOUT A SIGNATURE, even if you leave a note--someone MUST sign for them.
  5. Organize food for the Workshop (usually a potluck). This means you must notify all attendees BEFORE the class to bring a potluck dish to share.
  6. Help set up for the workshop the afternoon before, Karen has some physical limitations which make her dependant on your physical support--if you are unable to help do this in the afternoon then you must assign someone else to assist Karen with setup, not later but in the afternoon. This also may mean bringing in her equipment from the car.
  7. Help break down after the Workshop and put everything in the car, then help take to Fedex.  Again if you cannot do that you will need to assign someone else to help with this.

Requirements For The Class To Take Place

Karen needs at least 20 people registered to cover the costs of doing the class.  Her costs include the airline ticket, lodging (if necessary), local transportation (shuttle, toll, fuel, bus fares), printing, copies, shipping of equipment, extra bags, overweight baggage, her time, etc. Karen may consider doing a class for fewer participants, but the cost of the class for each participant may need to be higher. You should aim to get at least 20 people to attend because there will be the inevitable last-minute cancellations due to births and illness.  This is why the 20 minimum number is what we shoot for as often that is not what we end up with.

If Karen is coming to an area where there is the potential to do more than one class, she wants a minimum of 14 people per class. An example of this would be when she travels to Wisconsin, she will do sequential classes in Green Bay, Milwaukee and Madison; each location is usually within 3-6 hours driving time.

The deadline for pre-registration is 3 weeks prior to the date of the class. Pre-registration consists of participants completing the class registration form via the website or constant contact brochure and then sending in their $100 deposit or making their deposit via PayPal. If we do not have the agreed upon number of participants IN-HAND (not just a phone call swearing they are coming) by 3 weeks prior to the class date, Karen may cancel the class. She buys her plane ticket once there is a minimum registered. Exceptions are possible but they must be discussed with Karen before the pre-registration deadline.

What constitutes the minimum number of participants?

Over the years Karen has learned that people who do not pay a deposit but swear they are coming just do not show up. Karen needs to have a minimum number of committed participants in order to buy her ticket. Occasionally, people do not show due to births, sick children and unavoidable events. Therefore, the minimum number takes that into consideration. Unless they pay their deposit ahead of time you cannot count them in the numbers needed to make a class happen, regardless of how well you know them or what they say in a promise.

Fees and money

You may charge whatever you wish for facility or association fees or for yourself but Karen must receive the following per person in the class:

There is only one fee now, $220, for the new full day workshop (9:00am to 4:00pm) incorporating the 6th Edition of the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation. The AAP/NRP no longer differentiates between new and renewing students--everyone is considered the same beginning January 1, 2012.

Everyone will have to take the on online test ahead of time at a cost of $23.50 that goes to AAP/NRP before the class occurs.

Points to Be Aware Of

  • As the Class Sponsor, you will receive your course free as long as the agreed minimum number of participants is met.
  • If the minimum is not met, a substantial discount on the course fee for the sponsor may be given, with prior approval by Karen.
  • Any arrangements regarding dividing this free course (or the discount) among other participants MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE WITH KAREN, have them contact Karen directly.
  • People considered "helpers" or "observers" (those who you think of as there to help you with everything) are subject to the full course fee unless prior arrangements are made with Karen.
  • Karen must have the minimum number of paid participants in a class to make travel to the location and teaching the class economically feasible.
  • Please read the FAQs "What if I already have a card", "Class Cost Discussion" and "Auditing Karen's Class" for more details and then call Karen with questions.

Download the Sponsor Checklist

Download the Checklist for Support on the Day of the Class


What People Say About Karen's Workshops

“Karen is brilliant and has a very complex understanding of NRP. The whole perinatal psychology aspect goes way beyond [learning objectives]. “
– Philly Attendant

“This is 3rd/4th class with Karen Strange. Best ever. - Blossom Birth Class
Hard to imagine [anything to make the presentation more effective]; it’s so well refined. Great job, Karen!”
– Palo Alto, CA Attendant