Hundreds of times each day, in hospitals and communities around the world, newly born infants become ill and require specialized care. Each member of the health care team—nurses, physicians, therapists and assistants—must know what to do for the sick infant. Their care must be provided in a timely, efficient, anticipatory, and effective manner. This early transitional care affects not only the immediate health of the infant, but also the infant’s long-term outcome. The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program was developed to meet the educational needs of health care providers who must deliver this important stabilization care. S.T.A.B.L.E. education is critical to the mission to reduce infant mortality and morbidity and to improve the future health of children and their families.
Our Vision at The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program is that every person involved with neonatal care will take the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program – from midwives delivering babies in the home to the highest level tertiary center staff who deliver thousands of babies each year and who care for the most critically ill infants. Our mission is to provide this high-level, practical, accessible, and effective education to help reduce infant morbidity and mortality, improve neonatal outcomes and most importantly, improve the quality of life for infants and their families.
The S.T.A.B.L.E. Model of Care: Anticipate Recognize Act Reassess