Neonatal Abstinence and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (April 16, 2021)

April 16, 2021

The program has been developed to review the multitude of challenges faced when caring for a mother/baby dyad exposed to substance abuse and fetal alcohol syndrome. The information presented with describe the problem and share strategies to help these families.

Target Audience

The program was developed for the nurse home visitors working in the Nurse Family Partnership Program. However the content would be relevant to any nurse working with a similar population.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the pathophysiology related to neonatal abstinence syndrome (opioids).

2. Match symptoms in infants to the substance used by the mother (alcohol, opioids, cocaine).

3. Identify evidence-based interventions for neonatal abstinence syndrome.

4. List four themes important when feeding infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome.

5. Summarize possible long term effects experienced by children exposed to substances in utero.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
Course opens: 
03/29/2021
Course expires: 
04/30/2021
Event starts: 
04/16/2021 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
04/16/2021 - 2:00pm
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United States

Patricia Doty, RN, MSN, IBCLC

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and The Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hour.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.  

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
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