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Optimal care for substance exposed newborns: How to implement change at your institution

Started May 7, 2020
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Optimal care for substance exposed newborns: How to implement change at your institution: Elisha Wachman, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine

Presented as part of NAS awareness month in Texas, provided by Texas Health and Human Services. 

Presentation Description: In this interactive session, current best practices for the inpatient care for neonates with prenatal opioid exposure at risk for neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) will be reviewed. Specifically, evidence supporting various non-pharmacologic care practices and pharmacologic treatment strategies will be reviewed. Emerging hot topics in NOWS care including use of the Eat, Sleep, Console (ESC) assessment method, breastfeeding, cardiac monitoring, and as-needed opioid treatment approaches will be discussed. Case examples and practical tips for implementing changes at the institutional level will be covered.

Dr. Wachman is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and attending neonatologist at Boston Medical Center. Her primary research interests include the genetics and epigenetics of NAS, breastfeeding in the setting of maternal substance use disorders, and use of non-pharmacologic care methods to improve NAS outcomes. She is currently the neonatal lead of the Massachusetts NAS Quality Improvement Collaborative, and one of the co-developers of the Eat, Sleep, Console (ESC) NAS Assessment Tool. She is currently the PI of a multi-centered NIH study examining the safety, efficacy, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacogenomics of naltrexone for pregnant women with opioid use disorder, and the site PI of a NIH funded randomized clinical trial examining extended-release buprenorphine for pregnant and postpartum women.

CE provided for Nurses, Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, LCDC, LPC & Peer Support Providers

You are required to participate in the entire presentation to receive CE. 

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

1.5 nursing contact hours

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing is approved by the Texas State Board of Socials Workers Examiners to provide Social Worker CE.

1.5 credit hours

Centralized Training Infrastructure for Evidence Based Practices is an approved provider by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

1.5 CE credit

The UT Health San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

1.5 CE Credit

 

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