Authors: Kristine A. Karlsen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN and Collin G. Cowley, MD, FAAP, FACC
S.T.A.B.L.E. Cardiac Module: Recognition and Stabilization of Neonates with Severe CHD, 2nd Edition, will be valuable to any healthcare provider responsible for the recognition and stabilization of newborns with severe forms of CHD. Nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and physicians working in all settings - neonatal, neonatal transport, well-baby, and pediatric and cardiac intensive care settings will gain critical knowledge for the highest standard of care.
The updated 2nd edition contains more than 120 new full-color illustrations making it an excellent teaching tool for healthcare providers and parents.
The 2nd edition features:
The illustrations in the book and the animations provided in the companion PowerPoint presentation (separate purchase) are very useful for explaining complex heart lesions and palliative and surgical repair to parents of infants with severe forms of CHD.
Kristine A. Karlsen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN
Dr Karlsen is a neonatal nurse practitioner who has been involved in neonatal care in a variety of settings including transport, education, patient care, and simulation for more than 35 years. She is the founder of the internationally recognized S.T.A.B.L.E. Program and author and developer of The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Pretransport / Postresuscitation stabilization neonatal education course, The S.T.A.B.L.E. – Cardiac Module course (book and slide program), the STABLEize™ app (for Apple and Android), The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program’s Gestational Age and Physical Assessment of the Newborn slide program, and the Neonatal Stabilization Scenarios Guidebook, based on The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program curriculum. More than 650,000 students have completed a S.T.A.B.L.E. Program course, and the Program is taught in more than 45 countries.
Dr Karlsen serves as the Program Director for S.T.A.B.L.E., and she travels domestically and internationally to teach The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program curriculums and Instructor Courses. Since 1985, her clinical affiliation is the Level 4 neonatal intensive care unit at Intermountain Healthcare Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she serves as a neonatal nurse practitioner on the cardiac patient team.
Dr Karlsen is the recipient of numerous awards and recognition: the AWHONN/Johnson & Johnson 2003 Childbirth Nursing Award, the March of Dimes 2004 Leadership in Healthcare Nurse Award, the University of Utah College of Nursing 2005 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, the 2010 National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners NNP Excellence Award, and the 2014 National Perinatal Association, The Individual Contribution to Maternal & Child Health at the National and International Level Award. In 2019, she was awarded a Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing to recognize her worldwide impact on improving neonatal outcomes through the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program’s interprofessional neonatal education.
Collin G. Cowley, MD, FACC, FAAP
Collin G. Cowley, MD, joined the faculty of the University of Utah in 2000 after completing fellowships in pediatric cardiology and interventional catheterization at the University of Michigan. Over the next 20 years, he pursued his interests in clinical care, research, education, and clinical administration and was promoted to tenured Professor in 2013. Dr Cowley is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology. Dr Cowley remains passionate about patient care and recently retired from the University of Utah to join Mednax Health Solutions in opening several pediatric cardiology offices in northern Utah.
'This is a unique book and course that has been taught for over 30 years as an adjunct to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program. This second edition of the cardiac module is a welcome update of the 2003 original. It has easily understood illustrations and directions to help providers treating newborns with CHD prior to transport. It is an excellent teaching tool and will find multiple uses in the education of neonatal providers.'
Jay P. Goldsmith, MD
Tulane University School of Medicine
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