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.
S.T.A.B.L.E. is the most widely distributed and implemented neonatal education program to focus exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants. Based on a mnemonic to optimize learning, retention and recall of information, S.T.A.B.L.E. stands for the six assessment and care modules in the program: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support. A seventh module, Quality Improvement stresses the professional responsibility of improving and evaluating care provided to sick infants. First introduced in 1996 in the US and Canada, S.T.A.B.L.E. has grown internationally to include instructor training and courses in more than 45 countries. Currently, there are more than 4,300 registered instructors worldwide and more than 500,000 neonatal healthcare providers have completed a S.T.A.B.L.E. Learner course.
Students who complete the S.T.A.B.L.E. Learner Course are awarded a course completion card.
All participants are required hold a healthcare professional license.
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Due to an edition change, all students will be required to complete a full course. Class will begin on day 1 at 8:00am with registration starting at 7:45am, and on day 2 at either 7:30am or 1:00pm -depending on your selected simulation/skills time. Class will end by 5:30pm on day 1 and either 12:00p or 5:30p on day 2. Please allow enough time to complete your practical and written test. STABLE is now a 1.5 day course.
For WakeMed employees, you can obtain a loaner textbook from the Center for Innovative Learning or Nursing Education, M-F 8a-** (please bring a $50.00 check made out to WakeMed with you). For non-WakeMed employees a textbook is included in the registration fee (the textbook will be mailed to you within 7-days of registering for the course).
YOU MUST COMPLETE YOUR PRETEST 2 DAYS PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE CLASS.
The pretest information will be emailed to you as the date of your class approaches. Additional course information, directions, and a schedule will be sent via your enrollment confirmation email to the address listed on your registration application. If you need additional information, please give us a call at 919-350-1700 x10039.
All certification cards will be handed out at completion of the course.
A full refund is provided to those that cancel their registration within 7 days of the course start date. A full refund will only be processed if the participant returns the course textbook to the course sponsor. If the participant wishes to keep the textbook, they will be charged $50.00. The course textbook fee will be deducted from the total refund amount. The refund will be processed via the original method of payment. If the participant paid by check, a check will be sent to the mailing address listed on the registration form.
A partial refund will be provided to those that cancel their registration between 1-7 days of the course start date. A partial refund is 50% of the total cost of the course registration category the participant paid. The refund will be processed onto the original method of payment. If the participant paid by check, a check will be sent to the mailing address listed on the registration form.
NO refund will be provided to those that cancel their registration between 0-1 days of the course start date. A no-show is considered any individual that cancels 24 hours prior to the course start or fails to show-up to class without notifying the Center for Innovative Learning.
Please contact the course sponsor at 919-350-1700 x10039 if we can answer any questions.
Continuing Education Hours
12 Nursing Contact Hours will be awarded (must attend entire class).
Nursing Education Department at WakeMed is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.