Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Understanding the Problem to Better Care for the Neonate and Mother

Program Date: October 2016
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours, 1.0 Dietitian CPEU

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the Incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome in the United States
  • List 3 physiological and/or behavioral signs of a neonate withdrawing from drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Identify interventions to treat neonates diagnosed with neonatal abstinence
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 6020,5060,5310,5350
  • Media Format(s): Plug n Play and Self-Study (English)

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Gail A. Bagwell, DNP, APRN, CNS

Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Gail A. Bagwell DNP, APRN, CNS is a Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist for Perinatal Outreach at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) in Columbus, Ohio. She has worked with neonates with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and their mothers throughout her career. Her doctoral project focused on increasing breastfeeding for babies diagnosed with NAS and she is the co-chair of the NAS Taskforce at NCH.

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