October 03, 2008

I am a neonatologist practicing at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD, and attended the STABLE Instructor course in Banff, Canada this summer. I was incredibly impressed by your program and the beauty of the teaching aides, wound up staying for the cardiac module, which I had originally not signed up for! I was astounded by how understandable the cardiac module was, and loved the dynamic slides!! I left Banff feeling truly inspired and well-prepared to share what I had learned with others. I am traveling to India in January to visit the Institute for Child Health in Kolkata. Several of their physicians visited here over this summer and we spoke about your STABLE Program. They were very interested – since they are expanding their neonatal unit and I would like to introduce the program to them when I visit –  I think there is great potential for use of STABLE in other countries developing neonatal stabilization programs. Thank you so much for your wonderful work.

Andrea Lotze, MD
Community Neonatal Associates
Silver Spring, MD

June 27, 2008

Teaching STABLE is my favorite thing to do in outreach!! The response that we get everywhere we go is wonderful and we have been told many stories about how the information has made a difference for infants! After almost 25 years as a clinical nurse in NICU, I had a hard time leaving the bedside. But, after teaching STABLE and hearing the feedback that we have gotten, I feel like I am making a difference in infant’s lives in a bigger way than just the impact at one bedside. Thank you for putting together such a wonderful program and for sharing your passion for newborns and their families!

Jill Bauer, RN, BSN
Neonatal Outreach Nurse
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

April 15, 2008

My name is Heather Laubmeier RN BSN. I have been a Level III NICU RN for 12 years here in Phoenix Arizona. I contacted you via email last year with the interest of your program. Today I attended the program and all I can say is AWESOME JOB. Your information, format, organization, education and dedication to this program is incredible. The information and education given is very beneficial. I hope you know that even though you may not have direct hands on with the babies of our NICU, the information given will benefit so many little people in the care we are able to give to them. Thank you!!!!!!!!! In July the others from my NICU will be attending the class. I am so excited for others to experience this class. I have always been very involved with the education of our NICU and plan on becoming a Lead Instructor of your program. Once again, THANK YOU for all you do.

Heather Laubmeier, RN
Phoenix, Arizona

November 01, 2007

I just wanted to take a minute to let you know how wonderful I thought the S.T.A.B.L.E. instructor course in Akron, Ohio was on 10/1-3/07. It’s a brilliant course which I thoroughly enjoyed. It is presented in a very easy to follow format with wonderful clinical pearls along the way. I was able to put the knowledge I gained right to use when I returned to work that week. I look forward to teaching the S.T.A.B.L.E. course at my hospital in order to improve the quality of care delivered to our newborns. I feel that it is a vital part of training that all nurses and pediatric providers should receive to assist them in their care of newborns. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to the care of children.

Gina L. O’Brien, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist
Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Northampton, Massachusetts

October 12, 2007

“The Instructor’s conference in Ohio (October 2007) was awesome. When I returned to work we had an infant with Transposition of the Great Vessels requiring a septostomy – done in our unit. Your programs were the buzz of the unit because the staff was using the STABLE Learner course and Cardiac modules and principles in real time. I and the staff (neonatologists included) used your cardiac module manual to educate the parents as well as the staff. The pictures were so helpful and the parents appreciated the visual education the book provided. Since my first STABLE/Cardiac class 2 years ago I have always said “this course is a must have in any hospital and at every level of neonatal care.” It is not only used in conjunction with NRP but throughout the entire hospital stay of any neonate.”

Vickie Ann Laubach, RN
Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

October 08, 2006

“I just wanted to say you have an excellent program. It is very well organized and the materials are quite impressive. Your program rekindled my enthusiasm regarding my profession, and reinforced that seemingly little steps can make such a large impact.”

Dierdre Earley, RN
St. Joseph’s Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona

September 01, 2003

“The beauty of S.T.A.B.L.E. and why I love this program so much is that it is organized, it empowers, it gets everyone on the same page, and it stresses team functioning.”

Charles E. Mercier, MD
Medical Director, Vermont Regional Perinatal Program
University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont

November 01, 2001

“The circumstances of isolated pediatricians and family practitioners makes it critical that they be familiar with newborn stabilization beyond resuscitation in the delivery room. These are skills that are not well addressed or taught in any form other than S.T.A.B.L.E.  As a regular reviewer of cases with unfortunate neonatal outcomes, it is not uncommon that an infant is properly resuscitated in the delivery room but receives less than optimal care post-resuscitation. S.T.A.B.L.E. cannot be recommended highly enough for physicians, nurses, and other medical staff.”

Martin McCaffrey, MD
Past Neonatal Specialty Advisor for the Navy Surgeon General
Naval Medical Center San Diego
San Diego, California