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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrom (NAS) – FREE Webinar on 3-13-2019

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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Early and Long Term Effects on the Child – An update of current prevalence of Substance Exposure and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in West Virginia, trends and what is known of long term effects.

Presenter: Molly McMillion, RN, BSN is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, and Child Passenger Safety Technician. A nurse for 28 years, Molly has served the Greenbrier Valley for 17 years doing lactation consultation and teaching Lamaze Childbirth Classes. She started “Drug Free Mother Baby Greenbrier Valley” a program which has greatly reduced the number of babies exposed to drugs born at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. For the past 4 years, she has been a Special Projects Consultant for the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership and is now the Director of The WV Breastfeeding Alliance, the state’s breastfeeding coalition.

This training is offered only via WebEx (no conference call lines will be available). The Webinar is FREE but you must register in advance. We are limited to 100 WebEx participants, so please register early and plan for group access when able. This webinar will be recorded and posted with CEUs for future listening for those unable to attend the live offering.
Registration Link, CEU Information and Presenter Bio
are available on our web page: West Virginia School Health Technical Assistance Center

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Examine Substance Use in Pregnancy and subsequent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome prevalence
  • Discuss identification and treatment for substance exposed infants vs those diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  • Apply what we know (and what we don’t yet know) about long-term effects of substance use in utero

Miscellaneous Information:

This webinar will provide 1.2 nursing CE from Marshall University provider #WV2018-0640RN – West Virginia RN Board. CEUs pending approval from the West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners, License #490089.

Support provided by: The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, WV DHHR, West Virginia Bureau for Behavioral Health, West Virginia Department of Education, and the West Virginia School Health Technical Assistance Center .

For more information:
Judy Koehler – jkoehler@marshall.edu or Rebecca King – rjking@k12.wv.us