The Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine is the home organization for specialists in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and also welcomes affiliate members working in related disciplines.  The SONPM is the largest specialty subgroup of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Section's highest priority is to ensure optimal health and well-being of babies and mothers and this is accomplished through the section's core activities in the realms of advocacy, education, outreach and support of clinicians and researchers. On this page, you will find clinical resources for neonatal providers.

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Committee on Fetus and Newborn

The Committee on Fetus and Newborn (COFN) studies issues and current advances in fetal and neonatal care; makes recommendations regarding neonatal practice; collaborates with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to consider perinatal issues on which the practices of obstetrics and pediatrics merge and works cooperatively with ACOG on new editions of Guidelines for Perinatal Care. Learn More!

Special Delivery

NICU Discharge Parent Videos

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Clinical Practice Guideline Revision: Management of Hyperbilirubinemia in the Newborn Infant 35 or More Weeks of Gestation 

The most recent AAP Clinical Practice Guideline Revision published August 2022 includes a comprehensive guide on the management of hyperbilirubinemia in the Newborn Infant, and also features new treatment nomograms. Below is a list of the Key Action Statements. 

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Key Action Statements

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Articles of Interest
The Section on Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Website Working Group has posted all new monthly Articles of Interest to neonatologists from the top journals. Access this website first to find the most recent clinical trials, review articles and research related to neonatology.
Journal Club
The American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neonatal Perinatal Medicine (AAP-SONPM) Journal Club is a collaboration between the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, and the International Society for Evidence-Based Neonatology (EBNEO). All the Journal Club articles are peer-reviewed and published in the Journal of Perinatology.
Coding Corner
Almost on a daily basis, the hospital’s Clinical Documentation Improvement specialists submit queries to the neonatologists requesting that they document additional diagnoses in the medical record based on the patient’s clinical presentation and based on lab and imaging findings. The CDI specialists state that these diagnostic additions are supported in the medical record and will enhance hospital revenues through its DRG payments. Which of the following are correct in guiding the medical director’s response to the CDI team?