National S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Course & S.T.A.B.L.E Cardiac Module - November 6-8 - Salt Lake City, UT

Course Description

Our two-day National Instructor course is designed to prepare Lead Instructors for local or regional Learner / Provider Course implementation. Support instructor candidates are also welcome to attend the Instructor course.

National S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Course (2-day course) – November 6-7, 2019 – Salt Lake City, UT – $450.00 (includes S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Manual)

Who is an ideal S.T.A.B.L.E. Lead Instructor candidate?

Someone with an interest in teaching who is also an expert in neonatal intensive care, such as a…

Neonatologist, neonatal nurse practitioner, pediatrician experienced in neonatal intensive care, neonatal physician assistant, neonatal transport nurse, NICU clinical nurse educator or specialist, neonatal transport respiratory therapist, respiratory therapist with a well-developed neonatal background, outreach educator with tertiary intensive care nursery background, experienced ICN nurse / nurse preceptor.

Instructor candidates must meet the qualifications for Lead or Support Instructor to attend. Please review the qualifications before registering.

S.T.A.B.L.E. – Instructor Course (PDF)

Review Instructor Classifications and Qualifications

The S.T.A.B.L.E. – Cardiac Module course is open to all who wish to attend, whether attending the Instructor course or not.

The S.T.A.B.L.E. – Cardiac Module – November 8, 2019 – Salt Lake City, UT – $150.00

S.T.A.B.L.E. – Cardiac Module Objectives and Agenda

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National S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Course & S.T.A.B.L.E Cardiac Module – November 6-8, 2019 – Salt Lake City UT – $550.00

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Registration for The S.T.A.B.L.E. National Instructor (Nov 6-7) course is now full, however, seats remain for The S.T.A.B.L.E. Cardiac Module (Nov 8). If you are interested in attending the Cardiac Module or would like to be added to the wait list for the National Instructor course, please call the National Office (435-655-8171).

Course Location/FacultyPre-Assessment Testing

November 6-8, 2019 – Salt Lake City, UT

University Guest House & Conference Center
110 S Fort Douglas Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

National Faculty:  Kristine A Karlsen PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN

Dr. Karlsen is a neonatal nurse practitioner who has been involved in neonatal care in a variety of settings including transport, education, and patient care for more than 35 years. She is an award-winning author and founder of the internationally recognized S.T.A.B.L.E. Program. Dr. Karlsen is the author and developer of the pre-transport / post-resuscitation stabilization neonatal education program, The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program and the S.T.A.B.L.E. – Cardiac Module program. Dr. Karlsen is the Program Director for S.T.A.B.L.E. and she oversees all instructor training curriculum and course presentations. In addition, she works clinically in the Intermountain Healthcare system neonatal ICUs in Utah. For many years, she served on the Utah Perinatal Mortality and Out of Hospital Birth committees and she is the recipient of the AWHONN/Johnson & Johnson 2003 Childbirth Nursing Award, the March of Dimes 2004 Leadership in Healthcare Nurse Award, the University of Utah College of Nursing 2005 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, the 2010 National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners NNP Excellence Award and the 2014 National Perinatal Association, The Individual Contribution to Maternal & Child Health at the National and International Level Award. Her research interests include methods to improve neonatal outcomes and the educational process. Dr. Karlsen brings her enthusiasm and passion for teaching about neonatal stabilization to frequent conference presentations both nationally and internationally.

National Faculty:  Bridget K Cross MSN, APRN, NNP-BC

Ms. Cross is a neonatal nurse practitioner who has been involved in neonatal care as a staff nurse, clinician, research assistant, and educator for more than 30 years.  In addition to her clinical work in the Level 4 NICU at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX, Ms. Cross is an adjunct faculty member for Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She is a contributing author on the Guidelines for the Acute Care of Neonate (Hematology and Environmental chapters) published by the Baylor College of Medicine – Neonatology Section. She collaborated as an author, reviewer and consultant for the Mosby Nursing Skills on-line education materials and she is past co-editor for the American Academy of Pediatrics Transport Medicine Section newsletter. Trained in simulation methodology and facilitation, she is actively involved as a simulation instructor at the renowned simulation center at Texas Children’s Hospital. Since 2000, she has been a S.T.A.B.L.E. Lead Instructor, and in 2014, she became certified as a S.T.A.B.L.E. National Faculty member for Lead Instructor training. Ms. Cross is an experienced presenter who has all the attributes most appreciated by students; she is personable, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and organized.

Hotel Information

For hotel information, including maps and local attractions please visit: The University of Utah Guest House and Conference Center. For reservations call: 1-888-416-4075 – Remember to mention The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program to take advantage of our special room block.

Double/Double $130.00 (plus taxes and fees) Double/Queen $135.00 (plus taxes and fees) $10/pp additional for 3rd and 4th occupant

Reserve your room by: October 6, 2019 Reservations made after this date may still be eligible for the room block rate (subject on availability) so please mention The S.T.A.B.L.E Program room block.

Upon registering for the Instructor course, all Instructor candidates will be emailed a pre-assessment which is intended to be taken closed-book and without the assistance of another colleague or resources. This pre-assessment should be viewed as the Instructor Candidate’s opportunity to identify their own knowledge strengths and potential weaknesses. Upon arrival at the Instructor course, candidates will have an opportunity to self-grade their own test. Or, if preferred, the pre-assessment can be scored before the course by the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program staff. Instructions will be supplied when the pre-test is emailed regarding how to submit the pre-assessment for scoring.

Please note the following about the pre-assessment scores and eligibility to register as an Instructor:

  1. The average score for Instructor candidates is 85% and higher (6 or fewer wrong on the pre-assessment).
  2. If you score below 70% (greater than 12 wrong), you are scoring well below the average for Instructor candidates and we cannot register you as an Instructor. If you decide to attend the Instructor course anyway, we are happy to award you with a Learner course completion card upon successful completion of the mixed module test.
  3. Grading of Pre-Assessment: If you would like your test graded ahead of the Instructor course, then you may email or FAX it to our Instructor Course Coordinator, Mason Meinhold. Please call the office for details and to request Mason’s email address: 1-435-655-8171 or go to our Contact Us tab and send an inquiry.
  4. Refunds: Please note, no refunds will be provided to those who either do not qualify for the Lead or Support Instructor role, or who are not eligible to be registered as an Instructor because of low pre-test scores as outlined above.
Private S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Course -- Let us bring the course to you!

This 2-day course is designed for small group training and hosted by your facility. To qualify for this course offering, the host facility must have a designated Level 3 or 4 NICU. Private courses are limited to 15 participants who meet the qualifications for the Lead or Support Instructor role.  For more information or to schedule a course, contact our Instructor Course Coordinator, Mason Meinhold using the link below.

Meet our Lead Instructor Trainers and learn more about hosting a private course (PDF).