S.T.A.B.L.E. Program 

February 19-20, 2009 - In line with the goal and objective of RI President D.K. Lee for Rotary Year 2008-2009, which puts emphasis on reduction of Child Mortality Rate, Rotary Club of San Jose Tamaraw started the first of the many batches of S.T.A.B.L.E. program course, as one of its Legacy projects for RY 2008-2009. The STABLE program is an internationally known course in Post-resuscitation/Pre-transport stabilization care of sick neonates. It covers topics on Sugar & Safe Care, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab Work, and Emotional Support. It is designed for medical practitioners particularly those assigned in neonatal care units.  This program is very relevant in reducing infant mortality rate since medical practitioners, especially those in remote areas, shall be equipped further with the necessary knowledge of providing neonatal post-resuscitation.  The first batch of participants, composed of doctors and nurses, took the course under Ms. Linda Fernandez, a retired nurse from the U.S. and a registered lead instructor for S.T.A.B.L.E. program. The two-day program was offered at no cost for the first batch participants  since RC SJTamaraw sponsored the manuals, materials, and venue for the program, and Ms. Linda Fernandez, also a service-oriented individual, offered her professional service for free.  MONTESA Foundation, through Ms. Linda Fernandez, the foundation chair, donated 3 STABLE books, one each to the Murtha District Hospital, Divine Word College School of Nursing, and the Occidental Mindoro State College School of Midwifery.   The STABLE program was the first in San Jose (if taken in Manila, it would cost thousands of pesos per participant) and RCSJ Tamaraw intends to conduct more of the STABLE program to accommodate other medical practitioners in Occidental Mindoro.