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S.T.A.B.L.E February 27 2017

While the information contained in this news article was current and accurate when we posted it, it may not necessarily represent current WVOEMS policy or procedure. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 304-558-3956.

Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2017 11:45 AM

The West Virginia EMS for Children Program is providing funding to educate EMS Field Providers and Hospital personnel in the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program. This training will be available with limited seating of 150 EMS and Hospital Personnel statewide. The training will be held at the WV RETI Training Center at 89 Richard D. Minnich Drive, Sutton, WV, off the Flatwoods Exit 67. Continuing Education (CE) has been approved for ALS (5.75 hours) and BLS (3.75 hours) field providers, as well as Nursing CEs graciously provided through Cabell Huntington Hospital. If you have previously taken a S.T.A.B.L.E. course and your card has expired, this will be an opportunity to receive an updated card.

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.

Please take advantage of this FREE training opportunity and registered early to ensure attendance. Registration for this course will be handled online through Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact via e-mail at or by calling (304) 558-3956.

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