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Nurse Education S.T.A.B.L.E. Transport Education Program
Nurse Education S.T.A.B.L.E. Transport Education Program

Recently updated mid-2013 and endorsed in 2003 by the March of Dimes, the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program is a neonatal post-resuscitation / pre-transport stabilization educational and clinical tool that has been implemented throughout the U.S. and in many regions worldwide. Program module content is based on evidence-based literature and best practice that encompasses the process of post-resuscitation care and pre-transport stabilization.


Stabilization is a team effort! Therefore any health caregiver involved with postresuscitation and/or pre-transport stabilization care of sick neonates would benefit from The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program curriculum. This includes: physicians, registered nurses, midwives, advanced practice registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants, respiratory therapists, and pre-hospital providers (emergency medical technicians and paramedics).

“S.T.A.B.L.E.” stands for the six program modules: Sugar and Safe care, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support for the family. A seventh module, Quality Improvement stresses the professional responsibility of improving and evaluating care provided to sick infants. Neonatal assessment and stabilization guidelines are offered in each module. Prevention of adverse events and delivery of safe patient care are stressed throughout the program.

Scheduling a Course

Contact Patricia Reuter by phone or email to schedule a course (816-234-1602 or preuter@cmh.edu). Include several dates that you have room availability. A minimum of 10 participants is required for the course. Inviting professionals from area hospitals is encouraged if needed to meet this minimum. 6th Edition Learner Manuals are ordered by each institution. Up to 2 courses per year will be offered to all basic (Level 1) and specialty (Levels 2 and 3) hospitals, however, please contact us to find out if an area hospital is sponsoring a course.

This education activity has been approved for 7.6 nursing contact hours. This education activity has been approved for 8.6 hours of Kansas Respiratory Continuing Education. Children’s Mercy designates this live educational activity as meeting the criteria for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.

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