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

PCEO Region II

Neonatal STABLE

This offering is designed to assist the nursery RN (RTs & L&D RNs also) in the stabilization of the critical infant, after resuscitation, until transfer or recovery. The STABLE acronym stands for sugar, temperature, airway, blood pressure, labs, and emotional support.


  1. Identify neonates at risk for hypoglycemia
  2. Recall ways that infants lose body heat, esp. in the delivery room
  3. Describe how to evaluate respiratory distress
  4. Evaluate blood gas results
  5. Recall some signs and symptoms of shock
  6. List the clinical signs of sepsis
  7. Calculate the absolute neutrophil count (ANC)& immature to total(I/T) ratio
  8. Relate ways that you can support parents of ill/premature infants
  9. States one way to reduce the risk of medical errors

Contact hours: 6.5

Dayton Children’s Hospital is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Co-provided by PCEO.

Faculty: DCH Experienced NICU RNs or Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
Target Audience: RNs & RTs with at least 3-6 months experience in the care of newborns

  • Learners are recommended to bring a calculator and paper for note-taking.
  • Learner’s manuals should be obtained from your manager, PCEO rep or unit educator. The manual should be reviewed prior to the course. Due to copyright protection of material, no handout will be provided.
  • For additional information regarding materials contact hutchinsonk@childrensdayton.org