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The STABLE Program: Post-Resuscitation and Pre-Transport Stabilization Care of Sick Infants

About Seattle Children’s STABLE Courses

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 healthcare team must know what to do for the sick infant. 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 STABLE Program was developed to meet the educational needs of healthcare providers who must deliver this important stabilization care. STABLE education is critical to the mission to reduce infant mortality and morbidity and to improve the future health of children and their families.

This course includes video-based instruction, instructor-led discussions and the opportunity for participants to practice assessment and recognition skills using different scenarios in a team concept environment led by Seattle Children’s Hospital neonatal nurse practitioners. See the brochure (PDF).

Target Audience

Participants include RNs, ARNPs, physicians, respiratory therapists, physician assistants and any other healthcare providers who have the potential for post-resuscitation care and/or pre-transport stabilization of neonatal patients in the acute care setting.

Course Content

STABLE 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, STABLE stands for the six assessments and care modules in the program: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support of the family.

Required Course Materials

The STABLE Program Learner Manual, 6th Edition, is required for the course. You may purchase a manual directly from the American Academy of Pediatrics online bookstore or other online book vendors, including

Course Completion

To successfully pass the course, the learner must take a pre-test, attend full course instruction, participate in class discussion and pass the post-test offered in class. Study preparation for class is not required. 


The fee for the STABLE course is $120. This fee does not include the manual (see above). Payment options are company checks and credit cards.

To keep registration costs low, we do not cater refreshments. A selection of food and beverages is available at the on-site deli.

After the registration deadline, on-site registration is available if seats are open. On-site registrants will be turned away when the course is full. If you miss the deadline and plan on-site registration, email Jaime Ruddell or page her at 206-469-2588 to register.

    October 23, 2014

    • Register online.
    • The course runs from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • The registration deadline is October 16, 2014, at 3 p.m.

    Location and Parking

    STABLE courses are held at Seattle Children's 70th and Sand Point location, 6901 Sand Point Way NE, located 1½ miles north of Seattle Children's main campus.

    Parking information and driving directions will be sent in your confirmation letter. All confirmation letters will be sent electronically approximately one month prior to the course with timely registration.

    Cancellation Policy

    Please note that your full registration fee will not be refunded if you fail to attend the course, request to cancel or reschedule with less than one week’s notice prior to the course date.

    If you reschedule more than one week prior to the course, your full registration fee will be applied to your new course. If you reschedule with less than one week’s notice, a $10 transfer fee will be applied.

    If you cancel more one week prior to the course, your registration fee will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. If you cancel with less than one week’s notice, your registration fee will not be refunded.

    Please email Tanya Sisk if you would like to cancel or reschedule your participation.

    Continuing Education Credit

    Seattle Children’s is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval and Recognition Program (CEARP), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Nursing continuing education credit is available to all participants.

    For Referring Providers

    Information on referring patients, CIS View, eReferral, PACS Web, accessing medical records, continuing medical education (CME) and more.


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