2011 AirLife Neonatal Team
The Neonatal Transport Team was formed in 1991 and responds throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and surrounding states. The team is called upon to attend births of high-risk infants and to treat infants born prematurely or who are critically ill. The Neonatal team takes care of patients from birth to 52 weeks gestational age currently.
What is particularly unique about AIRLIFE's approach to neonatal care is the highly specialized team members. The Neonatal Transport Team consists of a Neonatal Registered Nurse (RN) or Neonatal Respiratory Therapist (RT) and a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP). The NNPs have a minimum of 3 years experience as an NNP in a tertiary care facility such as Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, the base for AIRLIFE's Neonatal Team affiliated with the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. In addition, the RN/RT's have a minimum of 3 years Neonatal Intensive Care Unit experience also at a tertiary care facility. The Neonatal Team is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
The overall success of the AIRLIFE Neonatal Transport Team is often attributed to the different perspectives and the specialized skills the NNP's and RN/RT's bring to the clinical management of their patients. For the families in our community, it can make all the difference.