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.

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

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

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

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 NRP website

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

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


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, typically held in November. Speakers from across the country and from within our own community have presented on their expertise on various topics.


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