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

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Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 1:41 PM

Posted for the WV EMS for Children's Program

The West Virginia EMS for Children Program is providing approximately $25,000 in funding to educate EMS Field Providers and Hospital personnel in the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program.  This is the first opportunity for the West Virginia Office of EMS to provide in this program in West Virginia.  This training will be available with limited seating through six (6) regional trainings to a total of 750 EMS and Hospital Personnel statewide.  Continuing Education will be available for ALS and BLS field providers, as well as Nursing CEs graciously provided through Cabell Huntington Hospital.  Please take advantage of this FREE training opportunity and registered early to ensure attendance.  Please see the attached flyer for training dates and locations.  Registration for this course will be handled online through the link provided in the flyer.

S.T.A.B.L.E. is perhaps 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, S.T.A.B.L.E. stands for the six assessments and care modules: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support.

Due to the rural nature of West Virginia, an emergency department could potentially be hours away for many children.  It is in these locations that the importance of having the appropriate training in pediatric education available to children becomes a critical issue.  Each member of the health care team-EMS Field Providers, nurses, physicians, therapists and assistants - must know what to do for the sick infant.  This early transitional care affects not only the immediate health of the infant, but also the infant's long-term outcome.  The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program is designed to meet the educational needs of health care providers who must deliver this important stabilization care.  S.T.A.B.L.E. education is critical to the WV EMS for Children's mission to reduce infant mortality and morbidity and to improve the future health of children and their families.

I am excited for this unique training opportunity and look forward to seeing you there!

Vicki Hildreth, Coordinator

EMS for Children Program

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