The Birthing Center has an Obstetric Clinical Educator. This Educator's responsibility is to provide the Obstetrical Staff with educational and training opportunities in order to keep their clinical knowledge and skills current. This includes staff to be certified in CPR, Neonatal Resuscitation, and S.T.A.B.L.E. (an advanced training in immediate assessment, care, and treatment of the newborn).
The S.T.A.B.L.E. course is an advanced course to prepare the staff in the stabilization and care of sick infants. This stands for S. SUGAR and SAFE CARE, T. TEMPERATURE, A. AIRWAY, B. BLOOD PRESSURE, L. LAB WORK, AND E. EMOTIONAL SUPPORT.
We are very proud to say the some of our Registered Nurses are Nationally Certified in Newborn Nursing or Inpatient Obstetrics. This certification acknowledges expertise and dedication in their professional field.
The Birthing Center offers many continuing educational opportunities for our staff. We provide the staff with skills fairs, computer educational series, perinatal outreach reviews and in-services, educational opportunities offered by our regional transport center, and updated articles offered by a highly recognized obstetrical service.
We have many nurses who have received advanced B.S.N. degrees in nursing.
Why would Sturgis Hospital Birthing Center put so much time and energy into all aspects of education? Quality care is a partnership which involves the patient and their health care provider. Our partnership together will help us to fulfill our Unit's Mission, Vision, and Value. We thank you for being in this partnership with us.
The Birthing Center at Sturgis Hospital follows the guidelines and standards of care from: