The STABLE Program
Kris Karlsen PhD, NNP-BC Dr. Karlsen is a NNP who has been involved in neonatal care in a variety of settings including transport, education, and patient care for more than 35 years. She is an award-winning author and developer of the pre-transport / post-resuscitation stabilization neonatal education program, The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program and the S.T.A.BL.E. – Cardiac Module program. She serves as Program Director for S.T.A.B.L.E. and she oversees all instructor training curriculum and course presentations. In addition to her work with S.T.A.B.L.E., Kris enjoys working clinically in the Intermountain Healthcare system neonatal ICUs in Utah as well as Facilitator of the NICU simulation program at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the recipient of numerous awards and for many years, Kris served on the Utah Perinatal Mortality committee. Kris’s research interests include methods to improve neonatal outcomes and the educational process. Kris brings her enthusiasm and passion for teaching about issues related to neonatal care and stabilization to frequent conference presentations both nationally and internationally.