Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

  • Date: September 19, 2014
  • Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am
  • Location: Women’s Medical Office Building, Bernard Room, 717 North 190th Street Plaza, Omaha, NE 68022

Target Audience

Target Audience

Nurses and others caring for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome.     



Value: $60
Cost: $18 with discount code 70pd

Methodist and Jennie Ed employees please use the 2014 health system promo code for a 100% discount.

Perinatal Outreach members please use your 2014 promo code for a 75% discount.

Course Description

Course Description


Purpose Statement: This activity will enable the learner to explore best practices in the care of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome.


1) Describe the Finnegan Scoring Tool.

2) Identify the definitions of the items that comprise the Finnegan Scoring Tool.

3) Identify how nurses can become reliable in the use of the Finnegan Scoring Tool.

4) Describe the importance of maintaining reliability in the use of the tool in the clinical area.





7:00 - 7:30am Registration
7:30 - 9:00am Best Practicies in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  Karen D'Apolito, Ph.D., APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN
9:00 AM Adjournment




Karen D'Apolito, Ph.D., APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN is Professor & Director, NNP Specialty, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing


Credit Information

In order to obtain contact hours or CEUs for a continuing education event, participants are required to attend the entire event and return a completed evaluation.

Nebraska Methodist College Center for Professional and Continuing Education recognizes that accredited status as a provider unit refers only to its continuing education activities and does not imply American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission of Accreditation, any other accrediting body, or Methodist  Health System approval or endorsement of any commercial products.

Nebraska Methodist College Center for Professional and Continuing Education awards educational credit to the disciplines listed below. Each professional is accountable to understand their accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.


1.5 contact hours awarded.  Code #NE13-16C07.

Nebraska Methodist College Center for Professional and Continuing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Nebraska Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Education Credit

1.5 Education hours.  Nebraska Methodist College Center for Professional and Continuing Education assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering.  Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline

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