Understanding Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS): Babies Addicted to Drugs

By Nursing CE Central

  • Text-Based CME
  • May 21, 2021 - May 21, 2024
  • Contact Hours : 2
  • USD 30.00

Overview

Understanding Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS): Babies Addicted to Drugs is organized by Nursing CE Central.

Course Created on: May 21, 2021
Course Expires on: May 21, 2024

Target Audience:
• Registered Nurses (RN)
• Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
• Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Course Overview:
Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a growing public health problem in the United States, as it is related to the opioid epidemic. NAS is the leading problem of medical and developmental issues in newborns and can have harmful long-term outcomes.  Nurses, especially those who frequently work with neonates and their mothers, need to be aware of this vulnerable population and the specific care that they need.  This course will examine the incidence of NAS, the clinical presentation, how to assess NAS, treatments, and long-term outcomes based on research and clinical practice guidelines.

Course Outline:
• Introduction
• Incidence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
• Clinical Presentation
• Neurological Symptoms
• Gastrointestinal Symptoms
• Autonomic Symptoms 
• Scoring NAS
• Nonpharmacological Interventions
• Pharmacological Interventions
• Long-term Outcomes
• Conclusion
• References

Course Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
• Explain what Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is and the corresponding symptomology.  
• List both pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions for treating an infant with neonatal abstinence syndrome. 
• Describe the possible long-term outcomes a child could face after a diagnosis of neonatal abstinence syndrome. 

Price

Registration Name Category Last Date Price
Course Fee Final Fee 21 May, 2024 USD 30.00

Credit Info

Accreditation Statement:
Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss neonatal abstinence syndrome. It will take the average learner 120 minutes to complete.

Accreditations + Approvals:
• American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
• California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
• Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
• State Board of Nursing (58)
• New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
• Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Total Credit(s)
  • Contact Hours : 2

Specialties

  • Nursing
  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatal and Perinatology
  • Nurse Practitioners

Target Audience

  • Nursing
  • Nursing - RN
  • Nursing - LPN
  • Nursing - APRN
  • Advanced Practice Nurse

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