The STABLE program is designed to provide important information about neonatal stabilization for maternal/infant healthcare providers. This uniformed , standardized process of care and comprehensive team approach can improve the infant's overall stability, safety, and outcome.
Improve patient safety for infants by standardizing processes and approach to care, encouraging teamwork, identifying areas where medical errors can and do occur and reducing/eliminating preventable adverse events
Organize this information using a mnemonic to assist with retention and recall of stabilization activities that are crucial for post-resuscitation/pre-transport of neonates
Identify neonates at risk to become hypoglycemic and initial steps to treat hypoglycemia
Describe the normal response to cold stress and at least one of the detrimental effects of hypoglycemia
Recognize at least one sign and cause of neonatal respiratory distress and/or respiratory failure
List one cause and one treatment for hypovolemic shock and septic shock
List at least one bacterial and/or viral pathogen that may infect the neonate
Identify potential emotions that parents might experience when their newborn requires intensive care or transport
Identify at least two elements of effective SBAR communication
Christina Long MSN, CBC
Stephanie Perry MSN, CBC, ELBW
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.
Nursing (ANCC) - The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 5.75 contact hours.
- 5.75 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 5.75 Attendance