Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome & Breast Feeding Special Populations
Date of Release
Period of Validity
April 2016 - April 2017
Pediatric APRNs and RNs see newborns and require a knowledge base to manage these patients. This online activity is designed to provide pediatric APRNs and RNs with information on identifying Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Breast Feeding of Special Populations options for referral and treatment.
After viewing this module participants should be able to:
Explain the current status of maternal opiod use and neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and its' effect on cost and length of stay
Describe NAS and its' clinical manifestations
State APP recommendations for breastfeeding newborns
Hudak, M. L., & Tan, R. C. (2012). Neonatal Drug Withdrawal. Pediatrics, 129(2).
Patrick, S., Schumacher, R., Benneyworth, B., Krans, E., Mcallister, J., & Davis, M. (2013). Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Associated Health Care Expenditures. Obstetric Anesthesia Digest, 33(2), 86.
Roussos-Ross, K., Reisfield, G., Elliot, I., Dalton, S., & Gold, M. (2015). Opioid Use in Pregnant Women and the Increase in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 9(3), 222-225.
Denne, S.C. (2015) Neonatal Nutrition. Pediatr Clin N Am 62 (2015) 427–438. doi.10.1016j.pcl.2014.11.006
Radtke, J.V. (2011). The Paradox of Breastfeeding – Associated Morbidity Among Late Preterm Infants. Journal of Gynocyologic and Neonatal Nursing, 40, 9-24.
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (2011). ABM Clinical Protocol #10: Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Infant (34 0/7 to 36 6/7 Weeks Gestation). Breastfeeding Medicine, 6 (3) 151-156
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (2009). ABM Clinical Protocol
Hospital Guidelines for the Use of Supplementary Feedings in the Healthy Term Breastfed Neonate, Revised 2009. Breastfeeding Medicine, 4 (3) 175-182
The University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
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Planning Committee and Author/Speaker Declarations
The ACCME Standards of Commercial Support require that presentations be free of commercial bias and that any information regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community. All of the planning committee members (listed here) have declared that they have no financial interests or relationships to disclose: Timothy Stevens, MD; Karen Chalanick, NP; and Julie Pietraszewski
The following authors/speakers have disclosed financial interests/arrangements or affiliations with organizations that could be perceived as real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of their presentation(s). Only the current arrangements/interests are included:
Stephanie Solpietro, PNP has no financial interests or relationships to disclose.
Caitlin Vanini, C-PNP, C-NNP has no financial interests or relationships to disclose.
No commercial funds have been received to support this educational activity
For questions regarding certification or credit reports:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Center for Experiential Learning
Phone: (585) 275-7666
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Criteria for successful completion of this activity include:
Review the course materials
Completion of the self-assessment / program evaluation*
*The self-assessment / program evaluation must be completed in one sitting.
Will be available for download immediately following completion of the program evaluation.
Participants must download and save or print certificates before exiting the course.
Please remember to send a copy of your certificate to your credentialing office and to keep a copy for your records.
Self Assessment - Program Evaluation