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SOVIE APP: The Not So Normal Newborn

Date of Release
Period of Validity
11/15/16 - 11/15/17
Educational Need
This online learning activity will illustrate/discuss a variety of situations in which the infant needs specific attention for the not quite so normal newborn. While the NICU grad often comes with a detailed set of instructions, the baby discharged from the newborn nursery may still present with needs that require special management in both the nursery and primary care office. A variety of newborn conditions will be discussed and reviewed.
Learning Objectives
After viewing this module participants should be able to:
  • Identify the specialized needs of higher risk infants in the newborn nursery and their transition from the nursery to their primary care office
  • Describe the standards of care for infants presenting with higher risk factors that will impact the growth, development and health of the infant
  • Describe the critical components to consider when evaluating the needs of a family with a newborn
  • Artigas, V. 2014. Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in the Newborn Nursery. AWHONN, 509-513
  • Bass, P. 2015. Evidence-based Support for Breastfeeding. Contemporary Pediatrics, 24-29
  • Benitz, W. 2015.  The Committee on Fetus & Newborn. Hospital Stay for Healthy Term Newborn Infants. Pediatrics, 135, 948-953
  • Hudak, M. & Tan, R. 2012. The Committee on Drugs & The Committee on Fetus and Newborn. Neonatal Drug Withdrawal.  Pediatrics, 129, 540-555
  • Jansson, L. & Velez, M. 2011. Infants of Drug-dependent Mothers. Pediatrics in Review, 32, 5-12
  • Karlsen, K. 2012. The STABLE Program; Guidelines for Neonatal Healthcare Providers. Endorsed by March of Dimes
  • Lauer, B. & Spector, N. 2011.  Hyperbilirubinemia in the Newborn. Pediatrics in Review, 32, 341-349
  • Martin, G. & Rosenfeld, W. 2015. Common Problems in the Newborn Nursery. Presentation at AAP Meetings, October, 2015.
  • NICU Housestaff Guidelines; University of Rochester, Department of Pediatrics; Revised 2013
  • Shakib, J. et al. 2015. Timing of Initial Well-Child Visit & Readmission of Newborns. Pediatrics, 135, 469-474
  • Standards of Care for the Newborn; University of Rochester, Department of OB/GYN/Pediatric Nursing
  • Ward, R. Intrauterine Drug Exposure. 2015. Presentation at AAP Meetings, October 2015
  • Retrieved, 8/2015
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 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
SCS Disclosure Statement
ACCME Standards of Commercial Support (SCS) of CME 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.  When discussing therapeutic options, faculty are requested to use only generic names.  If they use a trade name, then those of several companies should be used.  If a presentation includes discussion of any unlabeled or investigational use of a commercial product, faculty are required to disclose this to the participants.
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: 
Karen Chalanick, RN, MS, PNP-BC
Julie Pietraszewski, RN, MS, CPNP
Timothy Stevens, MD
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:
Pamela Herendeen, DNP, PPCNP-BCP has no financial interests or relationships to disclose
No commercial funds have been received to support this educational activity
Contact Information
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.

Course Materials

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  • Click on the Self-Assessment – Program Evaluation link and sign in.
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  • Complete the Post Test and Evaluation.

Self Assessment - Program Evaluation