Neonatology

Neonatal Outreach Program

Mission Statement

As a component of the University of New Mexico's School of Medicine, the Neonatology Outreach mission is to promote quality care for critically ill and at-risk newborns in New Mexico through:

  • Partnership
  • Collaboration
  • Education
  • Shared Problem Solving

By emphasizing an evidenced based approach, these educational activities are directed at health care professionals who care for the neonatal population of New Mexico.

Welcome to the Neonatal Outreach Program at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. The Neonatology Outreach Program is a component of the following organizations:

  • University of New Mexico
  • Health Sciences Center
  • School of Medicine
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Division of Neonatology

Area Served

The University of New Mexico Neonatology Outreach Program is designed to improve outcomes by providing clinical education to healthcare providers who practice in the State of New Mexico.





      Medical Minisabbatical

An educational experience for physicians to learn intensive care practices along side the neonatal intensive care medical team at UNM Children’s Hospital. This program is coordinated in conjunction with Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development.

Time: To be determined by participant and Outreach Medical Director.

Target Audience: MD, PA, NNP.

Cost: $100.00/day.

      American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program - Provider Course

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is an educational program that introduces the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation. It has been designed to teach an evidence-based course to further understand the causes, prevention, and management of mild to severe neonatal asphyxia which is carefully explained so that health care professionals develop optimal knowledge and skill in resuscitation.

The Outreach Program is committed to the support of NRP courses throughout NM boundaries. The NRP Providers Course is a 4.0 hour class that is offered throughout the year to maintain a base of providers at each institution/hospital. An online test must be completed prior to attendance and can be found at the AAP-NRP website. Online completion certificate must be provided at the beginning of the class.

Time: 4.0 Hours.  

Class Schedule:
(all classes located in the BatCave)

April 2, 2015; 1-5pm
May 28, 2015; 1-5pm
July 23, 2015; 1-5pm
Sept 18, 2015; Time: TBD
Oct 9, 2015; Time: TBD
Dec 11, 2015; 8am

Target Audience: MD, PA, NNP, RN, LPN.

Cost: There is a small fee for the online test through AAP. You will not be able to attend class without providing the online certificate.

      American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program - Instructor Course

This class is a two day course for the current NRP Provider applying to become an NRP Instructor. The first day focuses on the logistics of being an NRP Instructor. The second day is comprised of applying instructor techniques within a Providers class. The instructor must show competence when teaching the 8.0 hour new NRP Provider Course.

Target Audience: MD, PA, NNP, RN, LPN.

Cost: Registration Fee: $200.00. This will be refunded to the participant upon his or her arrival at the course.

More information on the AAP site.

      S.T.A.B.L.E Program

The S.T.A.B.L.E Program is a review of neonatal stabilization practices to prepare an infant for transfer to a tertiary care facility. The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program is taught in a didactic-interactive format by experts in neonatal nursing, medicine, and respiratory care.

The acronym stands for:

    • S: Sugar and Safe Care
    • T: Temperature
    • A: Airway
    • B: Blood Pressure
    • L: Lab Work
    • E: Emotional Support

Time: 8.5 hours.

Target Audience: MD, PA, NNP, RN, LPN

Cost: Cost of book. Books are mandatory and can be purchased from the S.T.A.B.L.E. website.

      Neonatal Transport Review

An educational chart review focusing on the neonatal stabilization care given to neonates transferred from your institution to UNM Children's Hospital.

Time: 1.0 to 1.5 hours.

Target Audience: MD, PA, NNP, RN, LPN.

Cost: None.

      Amazing Newborn Conference

The Neonatal Outreach Program at the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital is responsible for educating medical care providers across New Mexico on the best methods and practices for well and ill newborn infant care. For over 20 years, we have organized and conducted a neonatal educational conference in Albuquerque. Speakers from across the country and from within our own community have presented on their expertise on various topics.

The 2017 Amazing Newborn Conference will be November 2 - November 3, 2017

Amazing Newborn Conference Brochure






CME Available
Target Audience: MD, PA, NNP, RN, LPN.





To schedule an outreach for your institution, or to obtain additional information, please contact us at:

Phone: (505) 272-1322
Fax: (505) 272-1539

Outreach E-mail:
neo-outreach@salud.unm.edu