Understanding Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome for the General Pediatrician

August 23, 2017

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Presenter(s): Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP
Brenda Poindexter, MD, MS, FAAP

About the webinar: The goal of this webinar is to train pediatricians in evidence-based practices to prevent, identify, and treat neonatal abstinence syndrome.

In 2012, the AAP Committee on Fetus and Newborn published a clinical report on Neonatal Drug Withdrawal that summarized the signs and clinical presentation of neonatal withdrawal consistent with maternal use and intrauterine exposure of certain drugs during pregnancy and provided therapeutic options for the treatment of withdrawal.  Since the time of this publication, the use of prescription opioid medications in pregnant women and rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) have reached epidemic proportions. In this webinar, we will review the evidence on improvements in the identification of at-risk infants and standardized treatment and will review best practices for discharge and post-hospital follow-up for infants with NAS.

Educational objectives:

  • Summarize epidemiology and population health consequences of opioid use in the US, including NAS.
  • Review treatment of NAS, including non-pharmacologic interventions.
  • Appraise the evidence from recent clinical trials evaluating pharmacotherapy for NAS.
  • Describe the need for long-term outcome follow-up of infants exposed to opioids in-utero and those who receive pharmacologic treatment for NAS.

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Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


August 23, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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