Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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S.T.A.B.L.E. Program

Katie JuddOne-day course

Coordinator: Katie Judd, RN, CCRN-Neo, BSN
Phone: (615) 322-6798

This full-length program focuses on the post-resuscitation and pre-transport stabilization care of the sick neonate. It involves interactive didactic presentations with pre and post assessments. A course completion card is given to students who successfully complete this course. Each learner will need access to a 6th Edition Learner Manual prior to coming to class for study as well as for use during the class. If books are unavailable from your employer for borrowing, one can be ordered online directly from the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program website  or from the American Academy of Pediatrics online bookstore. You may also find a more cost effective option to rent it as a textbook through Amazon.

2018 S.T.A.B.L.E Program Dates

All classes are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (lunch on your own)

  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 13
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 12
  • July 10
  • August 14
  • September 11
  • October 9
  • November 13
  • December 11


For individual registration, please download the Outreach Education Registration form linked below, complete the form and email it to the course coordinator.

If interested in group registration or on site education, contact the course coordinator to arrange. We are able to come to your location.

For Vanderbilt employees, please register through The Learning Exchange (LMS) for the date/time of desired course.

S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor Courses

We offer S.T.A.B.L.E Lead and Support Instructor Courses when there is interest as well as mentorship for the Support Instructor role. You must be employed by a Tennessee facility to register for this course with us. Support instructors teach in collaboration with a Lead Instructor, but may not teach independently of a Registered Lead Instructor. Lead instructors are responsible for ensuring the integrity and quality of the learner course and may teach independently.

Candidates interested in becoming a Lead OR Support Instructor: Must work in a unit that can provide short-term mechanical ventilation for a brief duration (< 24 hours) or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), or both.
In addition to the above requirement, a Support Instructor:

  • Must have at least 1 year equivalent (≥ 2000 hours) of recent – within five years – Level 2 Special Care Nursery or Level 3 or 4 NICU experience.
  • Be familiar with material in one or more of the S.T.A.B.L.E. program modules.
  • Orient with an experienced Lead instructor and co-teach with that mentor.

In addition to the above requirements of the Support Instructor, a Lead Instructor:

  • Must be considered an expert in neonatal nursing or medicine.
  • Must have at least 2 years equivalent (≥ 4000 hours) of recent – within five years – Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4* Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) experience. Work environment in Level 3 or Level 4 NICU is preferred for this instructor role.
  • Understands, and can teach, the content found in ALL of the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program modules at an advanced level.
  • Attend a Lead Instructor Course.

If interested in becoming a S.T.A.B.L.E instructor (Lead or Support), please email Katie Judd for details.

Last Edited: May 11, 2018
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