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INTRODUCTION

Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

This activity is directed to physicians who take care of hospitalized children, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants working in the emergency room, intensive care unit, or hospital wards.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize how the opioid crisis is increasing Neonatal drug withdrawal.
  • Recognize toxicity and withdraw states of neonates from prescription and drugs of abuse in the mother.
  • Review options for treatment for neonatal drug withdrawal.

There is no educational content to this course. This course is designed to only administer the post-test and collect CME evaluations for the podcast associated with this training.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Tolia VN, Patrick SW, Bennett MM, Murthy K, Sousa J, Smith PB, Clark RH, Spitzer AR. Increasing incidence of the neonatal abstinence syndrome in U.S. neonatal ICUs. N Engl J Med. 2015 May 28;372(22):2118-26. doi: 10.1056/NEJMsa1500439.
  2. Patrick SW, Davis MM, Lehman CU, Cooper WO. Increasing Incidence and Geographic Distribution of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: United States 2009-2012. Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association. 2015;35(8):650-655. doi:10.1038/jp.2015.36.
  3. Patrick SW, Schumacher RE, Benneyworth BD, Krans EE, McAllister JM, Davis MM. Neonatal abstinence syndrome and associated health care expenditures: United States, 2000-2009. JAMA. 2012 May 9;307(18):1934-40. doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.3951.
  4. Hudak ML, Tan RC; COMMITTEE ON DRUGS; COMMITTEE ON FETUS AND NEWBORN; American Academy of Pediatrics. Neonatal drug withdrawal. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb;129(2):e540-60. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-3212.
  5. Maguire D, Cline GJ, Parnell L, Tai CY. Validation of the Finnegan neonatal abstinence syndrome tool-short form. Adv Neonatal Care. 2013 Dec;13(6):430-7. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000033.
  6. Kocherlakota P. Neonatal abstinence syndrome. Pediatrics. 2014 Aug;134(2):e547-61. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-3524.
  7. Reddy UM1, Davis JM, Ren Z, Greene MF; Opioid Use in Pregnancy, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, and Childhood Outcomes Workshop Invited Speakers. Opioid Use in Pregnancy, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, and Childhood Outcomes: Executive Summary of a Joint Workshop by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Academy of Pediatrics, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the March of Dimes Foundation. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jul;130(1):10-28. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002054.

Authors:
Arcangela Lattari Balest, MD — Assistant Professor, Division of Newborn Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Magee Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Tony R. Tarchichi MD — Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Referral Group
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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