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perinatal outreach program at cardinal glennon and st marys serves missouri and southern illinois 

 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.

2016 Calendar

Download and print a PDF version of the calendar. Print the brochure and registration form for your desired course date below.


Date Location

March 8

SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital
Mt. Vernon, IL

March 30

Anderson Hospital
Maryville, IL

April 14 

Hannibal Regional Hospital
Hannibal, MO

April 28

Phelps County Regional Medical Center
Rolla, MO

May 17

Hannibal Regional Hospital
Hannibal, MO

June 9 

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

June 29 

Southeast Hospital
Cape Girardeau, MO

August 16

Greenville Regional Hospital
Greenville, IL

October 11 

Lake Regional Health System
Osage Beach, MO

November 1 

St. Elizabeth 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 am

  • Registration

8:00 - 8:10

  • Welcome and introduction to STABLE
  • Pre-test grading

8:10 - 9:45 Sugar

  • Identifying infants at risk for hypoglycemia
  • Evaluation & treatment of hypoglycemia 
  • Surgical and medical abdominal conditions

9:45 - 10:45 Temperature

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

10:45 - 12:30 Airway

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

12:30 - 1:30

  • Lunch (on your own)

1:30 - 2:45 Blood pressure

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

2:45 - 3:45 Lab work

  • Clinical signs of neonatal sepsis
  • CBC interpretation

3:45 - 4:15 Emotional support & quality improvement

  • Supporting parents before, during and after transport 
  • Importance of effective communication and teamwork

4:15 - 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.

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