S.T.A.B.L.E. Program – Ethiopia
August 26, 2018
Dear Kris Karlsen and Everyone at The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program:
The team at Wax and Gold would like to take this opportunity to thank Kris karlsen and everyone at the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program for your support and donations as we introduced the S.T.A.B.L.E program at the St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
We have just certified the third group of nurses and St. Paul Hospital now has a total of 32 S.T.A.B.L.E. providers. We initially incorporated S.T.A.B.L.E. in the Neonatal Advanced Life Support training program, specifically for providers in the delivery room and now have started giving the course to the NICU nurses. The third group of students just certified were 11 of the forty NICU nurses.
This training has made a significant impact for neonates at St. Paul hospital. Neonatal hypothermia is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality and because of the introduction of this training, and because of the awareness of the detrimental effect of hypothermia, the practice has changed. The rate of admission to the NICU with the diagnosis of hypothermia has decreased by over 90%.
We hope to continue training more individuals and introduce the course to other facilities in the country.
Materials donated by The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program:
- 10 Learner Manuals
- 5 Cardiac Manuals
- 1 USB Learner Course
- 1 USB Physical Exam/Gestational Age
- 1 Cardiac Intranet CD-ROM
- 10 Bedside Reference Cards
Misrak Tadesse, MD
Wax and Gold, Inc.