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Holistic Management of the Drug Dependent Neonate

by Christine Kowaleski, MSN, NP-BC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes
  • Origin: GOLD Perinatal

Over the past decade NICU’s census has grown due drug dependent neonates. Some of the maternal drug use is necessary for medical conditions however the vast majority are mothers in a treatment program receiving either methadone or suboxone. NICU’s continue to strive for consistency in screening and treating infants. This presentation will describe a best practice in both screening and treatment. Also, because it is best practice to treat the entire NICU family the presentation will offer strategies in working with this sometimes challenging population.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: The learner will state three ways to increase consistency in screening and identifying neonatal withdrawal
Objective 2: The learner will describe best practice acts for holistic management of the drug dependent neonate.
Objective 3: The learner will state three strategies to use in working with families to help them cope and potentiate a shorter length of stay.