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S.T.A.B.L.E. Program

This educational program provides general guidelines for the assessment and stabilization of sick infants in the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization period. Health caregivers, including community and pre-hospital providers involved with these activities, would benefit from the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program curriculum.

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, December 13, 2021 (Class Full)
  • Friday, January 14, 2022
  • Friday, February 11, 2022
  • Monday, April 4, 2022
  • Friday, May 20, 2022
  • Friday, October 7, 2022
  • Monday, November 7, 2022

The one-day course will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the following location:

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Learning and Performance Department
10 Columbus Boulevard, Room 2036/2039
Hartford, CT 06016

Please allow extra time for morning traffic and parking.

Verification of COVID-19 vaccination required for admission to course.

Accreditation Statement

This course has been approved for 9.6 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit by gRN NICU Consulting, Inc. (CA BRN CEP# 15417).

Connecticut Children’s is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Connecticut Children’s designates this live activity S.T.A.B.L.E  for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Part 2MOC Part 2: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 8.0 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Conflict of Interest Policy: All faculty participating in Continuing Medical Education activities sponsored by Connecticut Children’s are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of their presentation. Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content. The planners, activity director and speaker(s) do not have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation. The speaker(s) will not be discussing the use of any off-label product.

This CME activity has no commercial support associated with it.

Course Registration

Contact Neonatal Outreach Coordinator Nancy Cyr at 860.545.8042 or via email to register and confirm eligibility.

Course fee is $100, payable in advance by credit card or check.

Credit card payments may be arranged by contacting Neonatology Department at either 860.545.8042 or 860.545.8967.

Checks are to be made payable to “Connecticut Children’s Medical Center”, with STABLE course/date in the memo line and mailed to:

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Attn: Nancy Cyr, BSN, RNC-NIC
Neonatal Outreach Coordinator
Neonatology Department
282 Washington St.
Hartford, CT 06106

Preparation for Class

  • Review the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Learner Manual (6th ed.) and complete the pretest. The manual and pretest/answer sheet will be provided once course fee is received. The pretest is not mandatory but strongly recommended. The manual may be used to complete the test if desired
  • Return the pretest and answer sheet along with the learner manual on the day of class. The answers to the pretest will be reviewed at the beginning of class. Pretest score does not impact successful completion of the course.

Day of Class

  • Wear layers – classroom temperatures vary.
  • Lunch will be on your own.  A microwave and refrigerator are available.
  • A post-test will be administered after the first five modules and completed as a group.
  • Individuals complete the Mixed Module post-test independently. A passing score of 85% will be required for successful completion of the course.
  • Continuing education credit is optional and available to learners who successfully complete the course. For those who desire a CE certificate, completion of an on-line evaluation and payment of a $20 fee is required.

Agenda

Time

Title of Session

8:00-8:30 Introduction to the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program and Review of Pre-Test
8:30-9:45 Sugar and Safe Care Module
9:45-10:00 Morning Break
10:00-10:45 Sugar and Safe Care Module (continued)
Administer and review Temperature Module Quiz questions
10:45-11:45 Temperature Module
Administer and review Temperature Module Quiz questions
11:45-12:00 Airway Module
12:00-12:30 Lunch – on your own
12:30-14:50 Airway Module (continues)
Administer and review Airway Module Quiz questions
14:50-15:00 Afternoon Break
15:00-16:00 Blood Pressure Module
Administer and review Blood Pressure Module Quiz questions
16:00-16:40 Lab Work Module
Administer and review Lab Work Module Quiz questions
16:40-17:00 Emotional Support & Quality Improvement Modules
17:00-17:30 Administer Mixed Module post-test questions and review answers 
Complete evaluations, collect test answer sheets, and adjourn

S.T.A.B.L.E. Course Completion

The learner participant must attend the entire course and complete all modules. All 32 quiz questions must be completed, and learner must pass the Mixed Module post-test. A S.T.A.B.L.E. Course completion card will be distributed to the learner after the course roster is received and approved by the S.T.A.B.L.E. administrative staff. The course completion card is valid for two years.

Rescheduling and Refunds

It is extremely important that you make every effort to attend the course on your scheduled date. Because some classes require a minimum number of participants, we depend on your participation, and your cancellation may affect others. However, if an emergency arises and you are unable to attend, please contact us in advance if possible. We will work with you to reschedule a mutually agreeable date provided that you contact us within thirty (30) days of the original course date. If we do not hear from you within one (1) month of the original course date, we reserve the right to retain your course fee without rescheduling you.

In the event that you contact us to reschedule and we are unable to find a mutually agreeable date, we will refund your course participation fee. Please note that all refunds are issued by check; we are not able to issue refunds to your credit card. A social security number will be needed to process the refund check.

Book Return

Course books must be returned promptly after completion of the course in the same condition in which you received them. If you do not return a book, or if you return it in a damaged condition, you will be expected to replace the book or reimburse Connecticut Children’s for its cost.

Course Cancellation

In the case of inclement weather, call the Course Cancellation Line at 860.837.5480, option 5, to determine if your training class will be held. The Cancellation Line will generally be updated the day before the storm by 7:30 p.m.

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