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010b - Epidemiology of NAS 
September 7, 2016   9:00am - 10:00am
Total Credits:
1.00 CH  
  Synced Audio / Video / Slides

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Activity: Epidemiology of NAS
Presenter(s): Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH, MS
Total Contact Hours: 1.00 CH, 0.00 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: Over the last two decades opioid use grew substantially across the United States. Today, complications from opioid use impact nearly every segment of the population, including pregnant women and their infants. Dr. Patrick focuses on understanding the recent rise of opioid use in pregnancy and its implications for both mothers and their infants. He presents a brief history of opioid use in the United States and focuses specifically on neonatal opioid withdrawal. Lastly, he concludes with public health approaches to improve outcomes for pregnant women and infants impacted by opioid use.

Objectives: Upon completion, learners will be able to:
  • Identify causes and clinical features of neonatal abstinence syndrome. 
  • Describe challenges faced by infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome and those experienced by their families.
  • Discuss why it’s important to advocate for state and federal policy approaches focused on reducing opioid pain reliever overuse and neonatal abstinence syndrome.
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.