Stable Program Lead Instructors

Program Administration
The Public Trust
"If my baby is sick, the hospital staff will know what to do for him, no matter where I deliver."

The Reality
Many nurses, physicians, and other members of the health care team have limited experience in stabilizing sick newborns therefore, it is often a challenge for hospital staff to maintain knowledge and skills in this area. The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) focuses on delivery room resuscitation. Following resuscitation, caregivers must turn to other resources for the necessary ongoing and supportive care.

How is the program administered?
The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program is taught in a didactic-interactive format by experts in neonatal nursing, medicine, and respiratory care. Instructor courses are offered throughout the year to prepare Instructors for course presentation. 

Student Candidates
Stabilization is a team effort! Therefore, any health caregiver involved with post-resuscitation and/or pre-transport care of sick newborns would benefit from the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Learner/Provider course, including:

  Physicians: Pediatric, ER, family practice, and obstetric physicians including residents
  Nurses: RNs working in L&D, postpartum, nursery, emergency departments
Nurse midwives
Licensed practical nurses
Nursing assistants
  Others: Respiratory therapists
Pre-hospital providers – Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Student Participation Stats
Since January 1, 2001, S.T.A.B.L.E. has tracked Learner/Provider course participation. Each quarter we update these statistics and post the information a make it available as a PDF download. This education inevitably translates to the bedside everyday when caregivers assist both well and sick infants. Ultimately we strive for a reduction in infant morbidity and mortality, improved outcomes, and most importantly improved quality of life for infants and their families!

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