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010d - Pharmacologic Management of Infants with NAS 
September 7, 2016   11:00am - 12:00pm
Total Credits:
1.00 CH, which includes 0.75 hour(s) of Pharmacology Credit  
  Synced Audio / Video / Slides

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Activity: Pharmacologic Management of Infants with NAS
Presenter(s): Terry King, PHARMD, BCPS
Total Contact Hours: 1.00 CH, 0.75 Rx
Intended Audience: All neonatal and mother baby nurses
Purpose of this CNE activity: The Academy of Neonatal Nursing provides clinically current information on the technical, medical, and nursing aspects of neonatal care as well as the legal and ethical implications related to that care. This CNE activity provides information to nurses and other health care professionals who care for newborn, premature, and ill infants and their families. Specific objectives for this presentation are listed below.

Session Description: Dr. King provides an overview of opioid withdrawal. After a brief discussion of the brain pathways involved in drug dependence and withdrawal, he will discuss the pharmacology of medications used to manage withdrawal symptoms in infants with NAS. A review of current literature on the treatment of NAS is provided and also an overview of the treatment plan used at his institution.

Objectives: Upon completion, learners will be able to:
  • Identify targets of the drugs used to treat NAS.
  • Identify pharmacologic options for the treatment of NAS.
  • Discuss an example of a standard treatment protocol for the pharmacological treatment of NAS.
Requirements for Completion: The following requirements are necessary for successful completion of this CNE activity.
  • Access to a computer with an Internet connection
  • Attend/view at least 90% of the session
  • Complete and submit the evaluation for this CNE activity
Provider, Academy of Neonatal Nursing, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 6261; and Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #FBN 3218, content code 2505.
The Academy of Neonatal Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Release Date: September 7, 2016
Expiration Date: September 30, 2019
  1. The lead nurse planner, the planning committee, and the author(s) of this activity disclose no relevant financial relationships.
  2. This CNE activity has been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias.
  3. The content of this CNE activity has been developed by the planning committee and reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. The content has been deemed to reflect the current state of practice.
Disclaimer: The Academy of Neonatal Nursing assumes no responsibility or liability for the content presented. Care of the infant should always be individualized and no one source relied upon for information regarding aspects of care. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by ANN, ANA, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity.

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The Academy of Neonatal Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the
American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.