The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Provider Course

Course IDCourse NameCourseCategoryCredit Hours
SPThe S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Provider Renewal CourseSpecialty Courses Continuing Education and Life SupportN/A

2014 Registration Dates – Click on desired date below:

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Description and Target Audience: The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program (Sugar & Safe Care, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab Work and Emotional Support) is designed for all healthcare providers involved with the pre-transport stabilization of neonates. This workshop is intended for RN’s, LPN’s, Advanced Practice RN’s, Respiratory Therapists, physicians, and Pre-hospital healthcare workers. Premature and ill infants benefit when all healthcare providers have participated in learning a systematic approach to identification of problems and a standardized approach to care provision.  Participants will practice a team approach to infant assessment, identification of problems, and care strategies.  All team members learn and practice all skills taught.


At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss safe, quality patient care and prevention and measures to eliminate preventable adverse events.
  • Discuss methods to establish intravenous access and monitor and normalize the patient’s blood sugar. Demonstrate ability to accurately calculate glucose doses based on body weight.
  • Identify measures to prevent cold stress and hypothermia.
  • Discuss methods to support ventilation and maintain a normal acid- base balance.  Demonstrate ability to accurately interpret neonatal ABG’s.  Demonstrate ability to secure ETT in skills station.
  • Verbalize clinical presentation and treatment strategies for hypovolemic, cardiogenic, and septic shock.  Accurately calculate fluid resuscitation doses based on body weight.
  • Compare and contrast most common types of neonatal sepsis and identify appropriate laboratory studies.  Demonstrate ability to calculate ANC and IT ratio of CBC values correlate lab findings with infant condition, and be able to predict next best action to take.
  • Identify the crisis a NICU hospitalization places on the family and participate in group discussion to explore varied methods to offer emotional support to the family.

Lu Ann Cowan, RN, BSN
NICU Staff Nurse
NICU Transport Team
We reserved the right to substitute educators. 

Program Agenda:   * post-test included in time allotted for each module

0715-0730      Sign-in; self-grade pre-assessment
0730-0830      Sugar and Safe Care module
0830-0930      Temperature module
0930-0945       Break
0945-1130      Airway module
1130-1230      LUNCH (on your own)
1230-1315      Blood pressure module
1315-1415       Lab work module
1415-1430      Break
1430-1445      Emotional support module; mixed module test
1445-1500      Quality improvement module
1500                Evaluations & adjournment

Testing: Satisfactory completion of objectives will occur through program attendance and achievement of minimum passing score 85% on post-test.  Renewal cards will be issued by The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program and mailed to participants upon satisfactory completion of objectives.

Course Length: 7.5 hours

Certification Length: Course cards are issued.

Includes: Student Manual and course card.

Fee: $125.00 (Physicians and Community Members)

Information presented during this activity represents the views and opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily constitute the opinion, endorsement of, or promotion by CoxHealth.

No sponsorship or commercial support has been received for this activity. No Off Label medications or medical devices will be discussed. 

All speakers and planning committee members for this activity have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest or significant financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medical device companies.  The Stable Program created this activity.