Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome:
Part 2- Management of Infants with NAS, Therapeutic Interventions

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Register for our webinars on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS):

Part 1- Assessment of Infants with NAS

Part 2- Management of Infants with NAS, Therapeutic Interventions
Wed, May 2, 2018 at 12:00 PM ET

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Karen D’Apolito, PhD
CNEs for Nurses

Please join us for this free accredited educational event:

Our Speaker:
Karen D’Apolito, PhD, NNP-BC, FAAN
Director, Neonatal NP Specialty
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Nashville, TN

Part 2: Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS): Therapeutic Interventions
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 12:00 PM ET

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) can be potentially severe and cause long hospital stays. Pharmacological interventions are commonly used as treatment and their safety and efficacy is continuing to be studied. Non-pharmacologic interventions and complementary therapies have also been documented. This presentation will discuss the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic goals of treating infants with NAS. There will also be a discussion of the most common drugs used to manage signs of withdrawal and two different strategies, weight based vs sign based, to determine when pharmacologic treatment is needed. Additionally, nurse-driven interventions including swaddling, kangaroo care, low stimuli and breastfeeding will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
After the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the goal of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of NAS.

  2. Discuss the nurse-driven interventions (non-pharmacologic) to support the infant with NAS.

  3. Describe two different strategies for treating infants with NAS pharmacologically.

Bio: Karen D’Apolito, PhD, NNP-BC, FAAN
Dr. Karen D’Apolito is currently the Director, Neonatal NP Specialty, School of Nursing at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) and was instrumental in the development of neonatal nursing practice guidelines as Chairperson of the NANN Practice Committee.

Dr. D’Apolito has also served on the Board of the National l Perinatal Association and functioned as the Vice President for programs and Chair of the Advocacy Committee. Currently she is on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Neonatal Nursing.

In 2008, Dr. D’Apolito received the Individual Contribution to Maternal and Child Health Award from the National Perinatal Association for her work with drug-exposed infants. She has also developed an inter-observer reliability program for the Neonatal Abstinence Scoring Tool. She served as co-investigator on a multi-site NIH Grant designed to assess the severity of withdrawal in neonates born to women who were randomly treated during pregnancy with either methadone or buprenorphine.

Her research interests are in the area of infant adaptation and chemical dependency. She has had many publications in these areas and has published on the topic of neonatal pain.

Continuing Education for Nurses:
This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour.

Saxe Healthcare Communications is accredited as a provider for continuing education by the California Board of Nursing Provider #14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032.

Educational support has been provided by Philips Healthcare.

Provided by © Saxe Healthcare Communications 2018

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Windows® 7 - 10
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Mac OS® X 10.9 (Mevericks) - 10.11 (El Capitan)
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