Continuing education: The S.T.A.B.L.E. program
The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program is the first neonatal education program to focus exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick newborns. S.T.A.B.L.E. stands for the six assessment parameters taught in the course: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support. This valuable, accessible and easy-to-remember resource serves as a concise guide for organizing the myriad of details and interventions necessary for stabilizing a sick infant. First introduced in the U.S. and Canada in May 1996, this program has rapidly grown in popularity, with over 100,000 learner-participants to date! Translated into other languages, including Spanish, S.T.A.B.L.E. has expanded to more than 25 countries!
How is the program administered?
The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program involves an eight-hour, interactive presentation by an expert in neonatal nursing or medicine. Continuing education credits are provided by individual instructors. Instructor courses are offered throughout the year to prepare lead instructors for course presentation. Program materials may be purchased from the online bookstore of the American Academy of Pediatrics or from S.T.A.B.L.E.
Who should take the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Learner Course?
Any health caregiver who is involved with post-resuscitation or pre-transport care of sick newborns or who provides well-baby care:
- Physicians: Pediatric, ER and family practice physicians, including residents
- Nurses: RNs working in L&D, postpartum, nursery, neonatal intensive care, emergency departments; nurse midwives; LPNs and nursing assistants
- Others: Respiratory therapists; pre-hospital providers (EMTs and paramedics)
Last reviewed: July, 2009