STABLE Learner Certification

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STABLE is a certification program intended for individuals caring for and transporting critically ill neonates.

Course Description

  • 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. 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.

Course Content

  • Sugar & Safe Care:
    1. Issues of patient safety and error reduction in the delivery of health care to infants.
    2. Infants at increased risk for developing hypoglycemia, including preterm and small for gestational age infants, infants of diabetic mothers, and sick, stressed infants.
    3. The impact of late-preterm birth on increased morbidity and mortality.
    4. Screening recommendations for gestational diabetes.
    5. The physiologic basis of aerobic and anaerobic metabolism.
    6. The initial intravenous fluid therapy to provide to sick infants.
    7. Recommendations for monitoring the blood glucose.
    8. Signs of hypoglycemia, IV glucose treatment of hypoglycemia and post-treatment reassessment.
    9. Indications for placement of umbilical catheters.
    10. The principles for safe use of umbilical catheters.
    11. Surgical and medical abdominal conditions that present as bowel obstruction
  • Temperature:
    1. Infants at increased risk for hypothermia.
    2. The normal physiologic response to cold stress for term infants.
    3. Mechanisms of heat gain and loss.
    4. The physiologic response to hypothermia for term and preterm infants.
    5. Candidates for therapeutic neuroprotective hypothermia.
    6. Methods to rewarm hypothermic infants and how to monitor hypothermic infants during rewarming.
  • Airway:
    1. Labs and tests to obtain during the post-resuscitation / pre-transport period.
    2. Signs of neonatal respiratory distress and how to distinguish between mild, moderate, and severe distress.
    3. Blood gas interpretation and treatment of respiratory and metabolic acidosis.
    4. Signs of respiratory failure.
    5. Principles of assisted ventilation, including candidates for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), bag and mask or T-piece resuscitator positive pressure ventilation (PPV), assisting with endotracheal (ET) intubation, securing the ET tube, chest x-ray evaluation for ET tube position, and initial ventilatory support.
    6. Respiratory illnesses and airway challenges that present in the neonatal period.
    7. Identification and treatment of pneumothorax.
    8. How to safely use analgesics to treat pain.
  • Blood Pressure:
    1. The difference between compensated and uncompensated shock.
    2. The principles of cardiac output and heart rate as they relate to shock and factors that can impair cardiac output.
    3. The physical examination to evaluate for shock.
    4. The causes and initial treatment of the three major types of shock seen in infants: hypovolemic, cardiogenic, and septic shock.
  • Lab Work:
    1. Perinatal and postnatal risk factors that predispose infants to infection.
    2. The clinical signs of neonatal sepsis.
    3. Bacterial and viral organisms that may cause infection.
    4. Laboratory tests to obtain in the pre-transport / post-resuscitation period.
    5. White blood cell (WBC) development, how to calculate and interpret the absolute neutrophil count and immature to total ratio.
    6. The initial antibiotic treatment of an infant with suspected sepsis.
  • Emotional Support:
    1. The crisis families experience when an infant requires transport to, or care in, a neonatal intensive care unit.
    2. Ways healthcare providers can support parents of sick infants.
    3. Methods neonatal healthcare providers can use to facilitate parenting in the NICU.
  • Quality Improvement:
    1. Concerns regarding patient safety and methods to reduce medical errors and preventable adverse events in this vulnerable population.
    2. The importance of effective communication and teamwork to prevent harm and to improve patient safety.
    3. Simulation-based education as a strategy to improve patient safety.
    4. The importance of self-assessment and debriefing to evaluate care provided in the postresuscitation/pre-transport stabilization period.

Intended Audience

  • The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Vision is that every person involved with neonatal care will take the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program – from midwives delivering babies in the home to the highest level tertiary center staff who deliver thousands of babies each year and who care for the most critically ill infants. Our mission is to provide this high-level, practical, accessible, and effective education to help reduce infant morbidity and mortality, improve neonatal outcomes and most importantly, improve the quality of life for infants and their families.

Course Duration

  • 8 hours

Course Completion

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STABLE Certification Card

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Certificate of Continuing Education approved by the BRN and BVNPT

Class Price

$120

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