The Perinatal Outreach Program at Overland Park Regional Medical Center is intended to provide professional education and consultative services to perinatal care providers and nurses in the surrounding area.

At Overland Park Regional Medical Center, we strive to provide better health outcomes through systematic improvements in health promotion, illness and injury prevention for infant and mother. Our goal is to enhance learning and growth by promoting and advocating for a consistent standard of care throughout the region.

Our classes


The purpose of simulation is to shed light on the underlying mechanisms that control the behavior of a system. More practically, simulation can be used to predict (forecast) the future behavior of a system, and determine what you can do to influence that future behavior.

The training has been proven to have many advantages which help improve medical practitioners’ competencies, and in return, improve patient safety and reduce health care costs. Medical simulation allows the acquisition of clinical skills through hands-on practice rather than an apprentice style of learning.

  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Cord Prolapse
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Crash Cesarean section
  • Malignant Hyperthermia
  • Placental Abruption
  • Pre-Eclampsia
  • Amniotic Fluid Embolus
  • We can customize a simulation based on facilities request


Our experts can come to your facility and provide physician or nursing education.

  • Neonatal Cooling
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  • Antenatal Steroids
  • Neonatal Respiratory Support
  • Neonatal & Pediatric Assessment

AWHONN intermediate fetal monitoring

This comprehensive 2-day instructor-led course, revised in 2017, is critical for enhancing and validating nurses and physicians' ability to interpret and respond to fetal heart monitoring tracings. May be used to support preparation for certification examinations.

Skills taught and knowledge assessed include:

  • Maternal and fetal physiology
  • Interpretation of fetal and uterine monitor tracings
  • Evaluation of auscultated fetal heart sounds
  • Leopold's Maneuvers
  • Placement of fetal spiral electrodes and intrauterine pressure catheters
  • Evaluation of and strategies for enhancing communication

The course is presented to approximately 15,000 clinicians annually and may be used to validate knowledge and skills of perinatal clinicians who utilize fetal monitoring in the intrapartum setting.


  • Based on a mnemonic to optimize learning, retention and recall of information, S.T.A.B.L.E. stands for the six assessment and care modules in the program: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support. A seventh module, Quality Improvement, stresses communication and teamwork as well as the professional responsibility of evaluating care provided to sick infants, with the ultimate goal of improving future care.
  • First introduced in 1996 in the US and Canada, S.T.A.B.L.E. has grown internationally to include instructor training and courses in more than 45 countries. Currently, there are more than 4,400 registered instructors worldwide and more than 561,383 neonatal healthcare providers have completed a S.T.A.B.L.E. Learner course.

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) course conveys an evidence-based approach to care of the newborn at birth and facilitates effective team-based care for healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery. NRP utilizes a blended learning approach, which includes online testing, online case-based simulations, and hands-on case-based simulation/debriefing that focus on critical leadership, communication, and team-work skills.

How to prepare for a maternal transport

Do you have questions transport? Do you want to learn about how to activate a transport? The HCA Maternal Transport Team brings critical care obstetric services to referring hospitals by providing highly specialized OB care during the transport of the pregnant patient. Overland Park Regional Medical Center team is prepared to manage maternal and newborn complications from your facility to ours. Our goal is to keep mom and baby together for as long as possible.

Neonatal critical care

A series of 5 classes that cover various topics relating to the care of the neonate. Classes include pathophysiology and assessment of the respiratory system, cardiac, GI, GU, neurological, and renal systems. Other topics include: thermoregulation, skin care, developmental care, chronic lung disease, PPHN, the late preterm infant, hyperbilirubinemia, NAS and scoring, infection/shock, discharge planning, ethics, and bereavement.

Certification review: maternal & low-risk newborn

  • Describe maternal, fetal and neonatal physiology, norms and expected outcomes from the antepartum to the postpartum period, determining potential risk factors affecting outcomes.
  • Review maternal history and physical findings to determine potential risk factors affecting maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes.
  • Identify normal and abnormal findings through physical assessment, laboratory values, and common screening tools.
  • Describe components for neonatal assessment and systems review.
  • Describe common problems and complications in the antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and transitional periods.
  • Identify the at-risk mother, fetus, and newborn based upon multiple facets of information available to the care provider.
  • Discuss elements of lactation, nutrition, and breastfeeding.
  • Describe components of education and support for maternal, newborn and family care.
  • Discuss role adaptation, nursing care, and family dynamics relative to maternal and newborn norms, deviations and needs.
  • Identify Test Taking Skills and barriers to testing success.

Certification review: electronic fetal monitoring advanced

  • Describe fetal-uteroplacental physiology.
  • Identify factors influencing fetal oxygenation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fetal monitoring equipment and troubleshooting measures.
  • Recall elements of EFM pattern interpretation including baseline, variability, accelerations, decelerations; and uterine contraction characteristics.
  • State clinical interventions for EFM patterns and the related maternal-fetal physiology.
  • Recognize FHR dysrhythmias and variant patterns.
  • Discuss common complications in pregnancy that impact maternal-fetal well-being.
  • Review fundamental principles of fetal acid-base status.
  • Explain auscultation concepts for antepartum and intrapartum utilization.
  • Summarize adjunct fetal surveillance methods including antepartum testing.
  • Critique professional and patient safety issues in EFM
  • Identify Test Taking Skills and barriers to testing success.

High risk critical care OB

  • Review normal physiologic changes in pregnancy and the impact of these on care management of the critically ill woman.
  • List the purpose and indications for hemodynamic monitoring and potential complications of invasive monitoring.
  • Identify interventions based on the hemodynamic profile.
  • Understand the components of cardiac output and identify normal hemodynamic parameters in pregnancy and how to optimize values.
  • Discuss the components of oxygen transport physiology, consumption, and measures to improve oxygen transport and tissue perfusion. Interpret oxygen transport values.
  • Discuss technology used to monitor adult hemodynamics and the needs when setting up a critical care OB program.
  • Interpret patient care data presented from selected case studies and utilize critical thinking concepts to critique clinical management based on the pathophysiology of hemodynamic instability, hypovolemia from hemorrhage, severe preeclampsia, and HELLP.
  • Compare cardiogenic and noncardiogenic pulmonary edema.
  • Explain the pathophysiologic responses associated with a pulmonary embolus, and management strategies and goals associated with the care of the obstetric woman with an acute pulmonary complication.
  • Outline the most common causes of hemorrhage in pregnancy.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of hypovolemia and DIC.
  • Review the management of hemorrhage and DIC; volume resuscitation principles and blood component therapy.
  • Discuss the classification of hypertension in pregnancy.
  • Review pathophysiology and clinical presentation of severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome, and review algorithms for the management of severe hypertension.

Virtual education

  • Preeclampsia: Screening and Prevention with Accreta Awareness
  • Human Sex Trafficking Training for Healthcare Workers
  • Surfactant Demonstration, from the Antenatal Steroid Lecture
  • Nursing Innovation in Human Sex Trafficking Screening
  • Thermoregulation
  • Neonatal Therapeutic Hypothermia Transport Preparation
  • Hypertension/Preeclampsia Simulation
  • COVID-19 testing technique
  • COVID-19 OB preparedness simulation

Meet our coordinator

headshot of Mallorie Suffield

Mallorie Suffield has worked as a Registered Nurse in Labor and Delivery since 2010, and has been at Overland Park Regional Medical Center since 2012, where she served in many capacities including staff nurse, charge nurse, Maternal Transport Nurse, mentor and preceptor. She obtained her BSN from the University of Kansas School of Nursing in 2010 and her Masters of Science in Nursing Education from Ft. Hays State University in 2017. In June 2021, Mallorie assumed the role of Perinatal Outreach Supervisor for Overland Park Regional Medical Center full time where she continues to develop educational offerings and deliver exceptional educational opportunities to those caring for women and children across the region. She has a great enthusiasm for learning about all things related to the care of pregnant women and is equally avid about sharing her knowledge with staff and outreach facilities. Mallorie is triple certified in Inpatient Obstetrics, Inpatient Antepartum, and Fetal Monitoring. She has volunteered with various organizations, including the AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses) Kansas Section as Chapter Coordinator and fetal monitoring course content reviewer, the NCC on the Item Writing Committee, and as a consultant with the Amniotic Fluid Embolism Foundation.