S.T.A.B.L.E Program 10.27.23
Nurses, Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, and Respiratory therapists who work with neonates (sick or well) and other maternal child health care providers, including nursing assistants, corpsmen, and pre-hospital providers (Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics).
The learner at the end of this class should be able to know the basics of stabilizing a sick newborn. They should understand the six modules we go over, including Sugar, temperature, airway, blood pressure, labs, and emotional support.
1. Sugar: Identify neonates at risk of becoming hypoglycemic and the initial steps to treat hypoglycemia.
2. Temperature: Describe the normal response to cold stress and at least one of the detrimental effects of hypothermia.
3. Airway: Recognize signs and causes of neonatal respiratory distress and/or respiratory failure. Identify the supplies required to assist with endotracheal intubation and securing an ET tube, and how to interpret blood gases.
4. Blood Pressure: Identify causes and treatments of hypovolemic, cardiogenic, and septic shock. Identify abnormal features of the physical exam that may indicate shock.
5. Lab work: Identify bacterial and viral pathogens that may infect the neonate. Describe signs of neonatal sepsis and findings on the CBC that would suspect neonatal sepsis.
6. Emotional Support: Identify potential emotions that parents might experience when their newborn requires intensive care or transport to a higher level of care
The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
Sugar: Lexie Mastro CRNP
Temperature: Doug Mizic RN
Airway: Alex Handyside CRNP
Blood Pressure: Robert Englert MD
Labs: Megan Eberly CRNP
Emotional Support: Alex Handyside CRNP
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 7.75 contact hours.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 7.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 7.75 AAPA Category I CME
- 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 7.75 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 7.75 Attendance