Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome

Program Date: 25 February 2021
Publication Date: 25 February 2021
Location: Columbus, OH, USA
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll define Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS); discuss the incidence and trends of NOWS in the US; compare scoring tools and feeding options for opioid exposed infants; and review pharmacologic options for NOWS.

Course Objectives:

  • Define Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS).
  • Discuss the incidence and trends of NOWS in the US.
  • Compare scoring tools and feeding options for opioid exposed infants.
  • Compare and contrast pharmacologic options for NOWS.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 4.2.1, 8.3.1, 10.1.3
  • Run Time: 47

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Scott Wexelblatt, MD

Medical Director, Regional Newborn Services
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Associate Professor, Dept of Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH, USA

Dr. Scott Wexelblatt is an Associate Professor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Perinatal Institute; University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. He is also the Medical Director of Regional Newborn Services. Dr. Wexelblatt attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
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