AirLife Neonatal Team
The AirLife Neonatal Transport Team was originally formed in 1991 to help serve the need of infant patients and their families throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and surrounding states. The team responds to the births of high-risk infants, infants born prematurely or those that are critically ill. The Neonatal team takes care of patients from birth up to 5 kg in weight.
What is particularly unique about AirLife's approach to neonatal care is the highly specialized team members. The AirLife 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 / Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. In addition, the RN/RT's have a minimum of 5 years Neonatal Intensive Care Unit experience 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 attributed to the unique perspectives and the specialized skills that the NNP's and RN/RT's bring to the clinical management of their patients. For the patients and families in our community, it can make all the difference.