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Passing the C-NPT (certified neonatal pediatric transport) certification study tips

Updated on May 11, 2014

I just got home after passing the C-NPT. I am an RN who has been in pediatrics for 14 years. I have worked on the floor, in NICU, in the ER, and currently work for a busy hospital based pediatric critical care team. Whether you have decided to take the Certification for Neonatal and Pediatric Transport for financial or personal reasons here are some tips.

The C-NPT is open to you if you are a respiratory therapist, paramedic, or registered nurse. It is composed of 110 questions, ten of which don't count. Of course, you never know which ten. Sign up is completed online and can be computer based or written. There are practice questions on the website. In addition there is an outline of test material. Both are excellent places to start. Of particular help to me were Mosby's Emergency and Transport Nursing Review, and Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing put out by Saunders. I was less concerned about the pediatric questions because that is where the majority of my practice experience lies.

As you study for CNP-T pay special attention to the gas laws, both how they impact your practice and their names. Also learn types of heat loss and rewarming procedures. I also had quite a few questions about neonatal cardiac defects, ventilator management, DKA, and basic scene safety. Questions encompassed various types of transport and skills. There were a couple of poisoning, xray reading, and ekg interpretation scenarios. Questions ranged from very basic and straightforward, to being full of detractors, requiring you to really focus on what was being asked. Fortunately each question has only three options so a guess has a decent possibilty of being correct.

Happy studying, I'd love to hear how you do and what you thought of the exam!!!


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      Justin Gibson 

      3 years ago

      Thanks for the great review. I recently just learned about the C-NPT. I particularly like it because I am a medic who is finishing nursing school this year, so it will be valid with my RN as well. Did you feel the sample questions in the handbook were accurate to what the test asks?


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