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STABLE | Post-resuscitation & Pre-transport Stabilization of Sick Newborns 

STABLE is based on extensive literature review, research and input from nurses, respiratory therapists and physicians. The goal of the STABLE program is to provide a concise guideline for neonatal pre-transport stabilization activities to be used by community hospital caregivers.

2015 Calendar

You can download and print a PDF version of this calendar here. Print the brochure and registration form for your desired course date.


Date Location

March 4

St. Mary's  Hospital
Centralia, IL

March 25

Perry County Memorial Hospital
Perryville, IL

April 8

Anderson Hospital
Maryville, IL

April 23

Phelps County Regional Medical Center
Rolla, MO

May 19

Touchette Regional Hospital
Centreville, IL

August 12

St. Anthony's Medical Center
St. Louis, MO

September 30

Lake Regional Health System
Osage Beach, MO

October 22

Heartland Regional Medical Center
Marion, IL

November 4

St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Belleville, IL

Brochures will also be mailed 7 -8 weeks prior to the course. For more information or to get on the mail list, contact Glenn Barber or Mary Hope at 314-577-5317.

More course details are below.

Primary audience

Staff working in labor and delivery, postpartum, Level 1, 2 or 3 nurseries and emergency departments who may be involved with unexpected deliveries of sick and/or premature infants

Learner manual

The learner manual is included with the STABLE course fee ($65) or can be ordered at the following websites:


7:45 - 8:00

  • Registration

8:00 - 8:20

  • Welcome and introduction to STABLE
  • Pre-test grading

8:20 - 9:25 Sugar

  • Monitoring & treatment of Hypoglycemia
  • IV and Umbilical Lines
  • Surgical and medical abdominal conditions

9:25 - 10:30 Temperature

  • Identifying infants at risk for hypothermia
  • Effects of cold stress on neonates
  • Candidates for therapeutic neuroprotective hypothermia

10:30 - 12:30 Airway

  • Evaluating & treating respiratory distress
  • Identification and treatment of
  • pneumothorax
  • Blood gas and X-ray interpretation

12:30 - 1:30

  • Lunch (on your own)

1:30 - 2:35 Blood pressure

  • Discuss the three major types of shock
  • Evaluation and treatment of shock

2:35 - 3:40 Lab work

  • Clinical signs of neonatal sepsis
  • CBC interpretation

3:40 - 4:10 Emotional support & quality improvement

  • Ways to support parents of a sick infant
  • Importance of effective communication and teamwork

4:10 - 4:30

  • Mixed module post test


  • Evaluations and adjournment

Contact us

For more information or questions about the STABLE program, please call 314-577-5317 or contact us by email.

Glenn Barber, RNC, BSN
Perinatal Outreach Educator | SSM Cardinal Glennon 

Mary Hope, RN, BSN
Perinatal Outreach Educator | SSM Cardinal Glennon

Continuing education credit

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Missouri Nursing Association, an accredited approveer by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This program has been approved for 7.2 credit hours.


Classroom termperature varies. Please bring a sweater or light jacket with you to ensure your comfort.


For classes offered in Illinois, funding is provided in part by the Illinois Department of Public Health Perinatal Program Grant.