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Assessment of neonatal abstinence (2015)
Karen D'Apolito, PhD, NNP-BC, FAAN

This narrated slide presentation defines neonatal abstinence and discusses incidence and signs of withdrawal associated with various drugs of abuse. Describes key considerations when using screening tests to identify drugs of abuse. Details the importance of establishing and maintaining reliability in using clinical assessment tools, especially the Neonatal Abstinence Scoring Tool developed by Dr. Loretta Finnegan. PowerPoint® slideshow (PPS) format with narration by author.

Neither the author nor any member of the planning committee for this activity has any financial, professional or personal relationships that could potentially bias the content.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by March of Dimes or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products discussed in conjunction with this educational activity.

Free to read; $15 test fee
2.3 contact hours are available for this activity through November 01, 2018.

  • Watch the module (PPS 65 MB)
    Note: This file may take several minutes to download depending on your internet connection. The presentation must be in Slide Show view for the narration to play automatically and the links to work. See additional information below on viewing the presentation.
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How to use this PowerPoint® presentation

  • View as a slideshow If the file does not open as a slideshow, open the saved file in PowerPoint. Then, depending on the version of PowerPoint that you are using, select "View" and then "Slide Show, or "Slide Show" and then "From Beginning". Alternatively, click the slide show button next to the zoom slider on the bottom right of the PowerPoint screen.
  • Watch at a preset pace. In slideshow mode the presentation runs automatically. After the narration on a slide is finished, the next slide will play.
  • Watch at your own pace. You can move forward and backward through the presentation by using the arrow keys on your keyboard or your mouse. If using the mouse, one left click moves the presentation forward one slide. A right click will display a selection menu for you to choose what you want to do (next, previous, pause, or end) Each time you move to a new slide, the narration will begin.
  • Access references and return to module home page These can be accessed by clicking the links provided at the end of the presentation.

Please direct any questions you may have to Mary Lavan, Associate Director, Nursing Education & Health Promotion, at mlavan@marchofdimes.org

Requirements for successful completion of a CNE activity:

  1. Complete the entire activity.
  2. Pass the CNE test with a score of 70 percent or higher.
  3. Complete the evaluation form.

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