Helping Babies Breathe
​Helping Babies Breathe


NEW: Helping Babies Breat​he 2nd Edition!

NEW 2nd Edition of HBB has scientific updates to harmonize with 2015 ILCOR Consensus on Science with Treatment Recommendations and the 2012 WHO Basic Newborn Resuscitation Guidelines

It also contains strengthened educational advice and new guidance on program implementation and quality improvement. Click here to access HBB 2nd Edition information and resources, and to learn more about the enhancements to the educational materials. 

HBB Overview​​

Helping Babies Breathe teaches the initial steps of neonatal resuscitation to be accomplished within The Golden Minute to save lives and give a much better start to many babies who struggle to breathe at birth. HBB neonatal resuscitation techniques that have been shown to reduce neonatal mortality by up to 47% and fresh stillbirths by 24%. ​​​

What is the difference between HBB and NRP?
The HBB curriculum was designed to specifically meet the needs of resource limited environments; therefore, NRP certification in and of itself does not qualify a person for HBB training. You may find that having this background will give you an interesting perspective on HBB, however it should be noted that NRP training should not be considered an acceptable substitution in lieu of HBB training. These two programs are different in a number of ways. While both HBB and NRP are based on the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) guidelines, they are designed for vastly different care environments, especially with respect to resources. The HBB curriculum is specifically designed for environments where (human and technical) resources are limited. More importantly, the curriculum for HBB is quite different than that of NRP—the HBB program is a very different educational methodology and the training utilizes a unique mentorship and quality improvement components to adequately equip North American trainers with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully teach HBB abroad. ​

Helping Babies Brea​​the Educational Materials

​HBB improves neonatal resuscitation skills through hands-on learning and practice using the NeoNatalie newborn simulator, w​hich can be ordered by visiting the Laerdal Global Health website or ShopAAP.  ​

The full package of HBB educational materials can be downloaded at no cost by visiting the AAP International Resources site


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