Using mnemonics and visual imagery to teach the new neonatal resuscitation program

J Perinatol. 2002 Jul-Aug;22(5):411-3. doi: 10.1038/


Mnemonics have long been used to help learners remember facts in various disciplines of medicine. With the introduction of the revised Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), it is vital for learners to know and remember important changes to the NRP curricula. While teaching the new curricula, we found that learners appeared confused, being unable to provide the correct sequence of answers to the questions posed during the assessment phase of the course. Mnemonics were developed to aid memory recall and optimize resuscitation skills.

MeSH terms

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation*
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Humans
  • Imagery, Psychotherapy*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / therapy*
  • Learning*
  • Neonatology
  • Risk Assessment / methods