Infant Mortality in the U.S. - An Overview (PDF)
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 3,400 registered instructors worldwide and more than 327,000 neonatal healthcare providers have completed a S.T.A.B.L.E. Learner course.
Student Participation Statistics
Students who complete the S.T.A.B.L.E. Learner Course are awarded a course completion card. We track the number of students who earn a card by credential. These statistics are updated quarterly. Click here to download the Learner Participant and Credential Stats.
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"I attended a post graduate course conducted by the Philippine Newborn Society where they incorporated STABLE program, its actually the first time I heard about it, and that was the reason why i made a point to attend the said post graduate course. As Head Nurse of Pediatric Wing we cater preterm infants delivered outside the hospital and knowledge of this program would enhance our skills in the care of Newborn...its indee ..."
- Dionesio V. Hermosa, Jr, RN
Brokenshire Memorial Hospital
Davao CIty, Philippines