A: Identifying Drugs & Symptoms of Use
B: Red Flags & Care of Newborn
C: Mom is the Medicine
3 webinars x 120 minutes including a Q&A
Includes (for each webinar):
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing
Up to twenty percent of all newborns are exposed prenatally to alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription opioids. Identifying the mother and her newborn are the first steps required for individualized treatment for the specific drugs. Neonates are extremely sensitive to the environment which must be altered by creative nursing interventions. Nurses can potentially have greatest impact, since women are most likely to be receptive to treatment while pregnant or immediately postpartum.
Topics for the “A: Identifying Drugs & Symptoms of Use” webinar:
• Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Opiates, Cannabis, & Ecstasy
• Crack and Crank; Spice & Bath Salts
• Snorting, Smoking, Shooting, Bumper Boosting, & Vaping
• Speed Balling, Ice, Crystal, Rollin’, & Special K
• Major Clues that a Mom is Using Drugs
• Manifestations: Abscesses, Tooth Loss, Meth Mite Zits
• Maternal Physiologic Effects: Meth, Cocaine, Cannabis, Oxys & Hydros
• Complications: Changes in FHR and Uterine Responses to Vasoconstrictors
• When Labour Drugs Given Interact with Other Drugs in the Mom’s System
• Pain Control for the Mom Taking Opioids, Methadone, or Buprenorphine
• Buprenorphine (Subutex/Suboxone) – The New Methadone
Topics for the “B: Red Flags & Care of Newborn” webinar :
• Dispelling the Myths of what a Drug User “Looks Like”
• Maternal Issues of Intimate Partner Violence, Isolation, Illegal Activities & Infections
• Trauma Informed Care: Walking in the Woman’s Shoes
• Deciphering Mysteries of Maternal Behaviours while High
• Co-Occuring Mental Illnesses in the Mother
• Differentiate Neonatal Symptoms of Uppers, Downers, & Cannabis Exposure
• Neonatal Abstinence Scoring (NAS/NOW). When & How Often?
• Decreasing Neonatal LOS with Emerging Eat/Sleep/Console Care Model
• Special Nursing & Environmental Care Interventions for the Neonate
• When to Facilitate or Discourage Breast Feeding
Topics for the “C: Mom is the Medicine” webinar :
• Potential Outcomes of the Infant Exposed Prenatally to Drugs
• Who experiences “Dopamine Depletion Syndrome”?
• Potential Outcomes of Prenatal Cannabis Exposure from Birth to Adolescence
• Where does Prematurity fit into the Drug Exposure Puzzle?
• The Quagmire of Maternal Drug Use Assessment
• Which Questions will elicit Factual Maternal History of Drug Use?
• Why do some Patients tell some Nurses Everything & Other Nurses Nothing?
• Using the 4 Ps: Use in Pregnancy, Partner, Parents, & Prior to Pregnancy
• Staying Non-Judgemental in Difficult Situations
Who Should Attend?:
• Obstetrical Nurses; L&D, Midwives, Ante and Postpartum; Fetal Assessment Nurses, Lactation Consultants
• Neonatal Nurses: Level 1, 2, & 3 Nursery Staff; Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
• Childbirth, Obstetrical and Neonatal Educators; Managers
• Women’s Health Practitioners; Intimate Partner Violence Counsellors; Selected Gyne & Public Health Nurses
• Social Workers, Substance Use Counsellors, Sexual Health Counsellors
Maureen Shogan, MN, RNC
A graduate of Sacred Heart Nursing School, Gonzaga and Washington State Universities, Maureen Shogan has experience as an NICU manager, transport nurse, clinical educator and parenting educator. Maureen has served on the editorial boards of Neonatal Network, Mother Baby Journal, and JOGNN, and has taught at national and regional workshops for NANN, AWHONN and others. Maureen has worked with pregnant and parenting moms for over 20 years and was a consultant to the Washington and Idaho Departments of Child Welfare and Social Services. Maureen has worked extensively with pregnant and parenting moms with substance use disorder and was a consultant to the Washington and Idaho Departments of Child Welfare and Social Services.