Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab Work, and Emotional Support (S.T.A.B.L.E.) Program


The Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab Work, and Emotional Support (S.T.A.B.L.E.) program centers solely on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick and ill infants and neonates who may need more medical management in S.T.A.B.L.E.’s fundamental neonatal-care topics: sugar, temperature, airway, blood pressure, lab work, and emotional support for the family, most importantly. In addition, the educational platform also describes a supplementary component on quality improvement to stress the professional responsibility of improving and evaluating care delivered to sick infants and neonates.


The 100% classroom-based course provides training for healthcare providers whose occupation require post-resuscitation or pre-transport management of infants and neonates as well as professionals who might encounter emergency situations needing sugar, temperature, airway, blood pressure, lab work, and emotional support management of sick infants and neonates during their work.

  • Physicians and nurses not specializing in pediatrics
    • Pediatric, ER and family practice physicians, including residents
    • RNs working in L&D, postpartum, nursery, neonatal intensive care, emergency departments; nurse midwives; LPNs and nursing assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • EMTs
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Prehospital and in-facility healthcare providers (outside of critical-care areas)


  • An instructor led course by a Lead and/or Support S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor(s).
  • 100% classroom format reinforces knowledge and skills proficiency of the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program, the most widely distributed and implemented neonatal education program to focus exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants.
  • Updated evidenced-based content based on a mnemonic coined — by Kris Karlsen, PhD, NNP-BC the Author/Founder/Program Director — 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.

Course Content:

  • Sugar and safe care — glucose monitoring, hypoglycemia, umbilical catheters, intrauterine growth curves, and more
  • Temperature — detrimental effects of hypothermia, temperature’s effects on metabolic rate and oxygen consumption, neuroprotective hypothermia, and more
  • Airway — patient evaluation and monitoring, intubation, blood gas interpretation, and more
  • Blood pressure — shock, cardiac output, dopamine use, and more
  • Lab work — neonatal infection, laboratory tests to obtain after transport, evaluation algorithms, hematologic reference ranges, and more
  • Emotional support — providing relationship-based care to babies and their parents, ideas for when the infant requires transport, and more
  • Quality improvement — teamwork and team training, self-assessment, and more

Course Materials:

  • S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Learner Manual (Updated Edition)
  • Please bring your book if you own the most up-to-date version

Course Format:

  • Classroom-based
    • In this 100% classroom-based, Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with a S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor to complete S.T.A.B.L.E. skills practice and skills testing. Students will also complete a written mixed-module exam before receiving a course completion certificate for the program.
  • The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Learner Initial/First-Time Course involves an eight-hour, interactive presentation by an expert in neonatal nursing or medicine. Individual instructors provide continuing education credits.
  • The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Learner Renewal Course involves a four to six-hour (dependent on how many students), interactive presentation by an expert in neonatal nursing or medicine. Individual instructors provide continuing education credits.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Completion of 6th Edition Pre-assessment Test Questions (40 MCQs) Prior to Attending a S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Learner Course
  • Present your un-expired S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Certificate of Completion to be considered a renewing provider and pay a reduced price for the course
  • S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Learner Manual (Update Edition); please bring your book if you own the most up-to-date version

Course Fee:

  • Initial (first-time) Providers: $120
  • Renewing Providers: $100


  • Students who successfully complete the S.T.A.B.L.E. Course, including the following components, will receive a S.T.A.B.L.E. Course Certificate of Completion, valid for two years.

Scheduling & Discounts:

  • Register early because classroom-based courses fill-up quickly
  • Enrollment is limited
  • Course scheduling is subject to change without notice
  • Please call us if you have any questions or for discounted group rates and seasonal promotions!
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