Education Neonatal Outreach Education

The Neonatal Outreach Education Program at Children's Mercy is designed to promote the education of the region's health care professionals and the public about neonatal and perinatal care.

We offer both didactic and clinical skills programs. Course options include: Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) provider and instructor courses, S.T.A.B.L.E. program learner course, simulation with neonatal stabilization scenarios, cardiac module, physical and gestational age assessment of the newborn, lactation conference, and fetal monitoring courses. Immediate consultation with Children's Mercy physicians, nurses, nutritionists, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, social workers, and other staff is available on an ongoing basis. 


  • Educate professional staff regarding comprehensive neonatal-perinatal care.
  • Educate the public to promote optimal newborn health.
  • Develop individualized teaching programs for community hospital personnel.
  • Provide and promote multidisciplinary communication and timely, professional consultation.
  • For a detailed listing of all courses, please download the course catalog (pdf).

Save the Date

A Regional Neonatal Conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 9 at Children's Mercy, Don Chisholm Learning Center, Conference Room A. For more information, view the brochure (pdf). You may also register for upcoming courses. If you have questions or need assistance in determining educational needs, please see contact information for Patricia Reuter, Neonatal Outreach Education Coordinator, below. 
Pat Reuter


Patricia A. Reuter, MSN, RNC-NIC, has been coordinating the Neonatal Outreach program at Children's Mercy since 1990. She received her diploma in Nursing from Saint Luke's School of Nursing in Sioux City, Iowa; a BSN from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio; and an MSN from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. Her areas of expertise include neonatal resuscitation, gestational age assessment, care of parents, ethical concerns, and the coordination of education programs for perinatal health care professionals.
Contact: Pat Reuter  
Phone: (816) 234-1602
Address: Children's Mercy
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

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