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STABLE Instructors?

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adventure_rn is a BSN and specializes in NICU, PICU.

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Are any of you lovely folks STABLE Instructors, and if so, do you care to share your experience? My current hospital doesn’t offer STABLE, but as a new nurse I found it very helpful. I’m considering getting certified as an instructor so I can pay it forward... 

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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For the uninformed like myself, what is STABLE?

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adventure_rn is a BSN and specializes in NICU, PICU.

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On 1/16/2020 at 12:25 AM, amoLucia said:

For the uninformed like myself, what is STABLE?

STABLE is a continuing education course that covers initial stabilization of sick newborns. It doesn't cover the immediate resuscitation (which is covered in NRP), but focuses on post-resuscitation care. The word stable is an acronym for the topics it covers (sugar, temp, airway, blood pressure, labs, emotional support). The company who runs it recommends taking the course every two years, much like NRP. The curriculum is standardized and trademarked, so you have to get certified as an instructor by the company in order to use the teach the class, use their resources, and offer CEUs.

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babyNP. has 12 years experience as a APRN and specializes in NICU.

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I was a STABLE “support instructor” for a hot second in my first NNP job but it’s not routinely offered where I work now and I didn’t pursue the full certification.

It’s fine, great if you can get certified to help out new nurses. It’s just a bit of a slog as you probably remember as a student, lecturing for such a long time. There are more sims now than when I did it initially as a new grad back in 2008 but it’s still a long day. 

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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OP - TY for the explanation. For non-pedi folk like myself, interesting to know.

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