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
practices that encompass the process of post resuscitation care and pretransport
Stabilization is a team effort. Therefore any health caregiver
involved with post resuscitation and/or pre-transport stabilization care of sick
neonates would bene t 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
). Include several dates when you have room
availability. A minimum of ten participants is required for the course. Inviting
professionals from area hospitals is encouraged if needed to meet this minimum. Books are ordered
by each institution. Up to two courses per year will be offered to all basic (Level
1) and specialty (Level 2) hospitals. However, please contact us to find out if an area
hospital is sponsoring a course.
Please note: An updated version of the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program
will be offered sometime mid year 2013 and will be required after September 2013. Plan
to purchase the updated 6th edition Learner Manual for each participant prior to the updated offerings. In addition, as a supplement to the updated version, we will be offering a simulation curriculum.
This education activity has been approved for 6.0 nursing contact hours. This education activity has been approved for 7.2 hours of Kansas Respiratory Continuing Education. Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics designates this live education activity as meeting the criteria for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Starting in September, these Continuing Education Credit hours could change.