Purpose of this CNE activity: The Academy of Neonatal Nursing provides clinically current information on the technical, medical, and nursing aspects of neonatal care as well as the legal and ethical implications related to that care. This CNE activity provides information to nurses and other health care professionals who care for newborn, premature, and ill infants and their families. Specific objectives for this presentation are listed below.
Objectives: Upon completion, learners will be able to:
Identify the recommended dosing schedules for acyclovir.
Outline considerations for administration of acyclovir.
Discuss the indications for the use of acyclovir in neonates.
Indicate the adverse effects of acyclovir.
Relate the nursing implications for acyclovir administration.
State the recommended dosing schedule for caffeine in neonates.
Discuss the administration of caffeine.
Identify the indications for caffeine in neonates.
Describe the mechanism of action of caffeine.
Relate the nursing implications for the administration of caffeine.
State the recommended dose of methadone for neonates.
Discuss the administration of methadone.
Outline the cautions and contraindications for neonatal methadone use.
Describe the adverse effects of methadone in neonates.
Identify the nursing implications of methadone administration in neonates.
Requirements for Completion: The following requirements are necessary for successful completion of this CNE activity.
Access to a computer with an Internet connection
Pass the posttest with a score of 80%
Complete and submit the evaluation for this CNE activity
Accreditation Provider, Academy of Neonatal Nursing, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 6261; and Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #FBN 3218, content code 2505.
The Academy of Neonatal Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Release Date: November 2015 Review Date: November 2018 Expiration Date: November 30, 2020
Disclosures: This CNE activity has been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias.
The content of this CNE activity has been developed by the planning committee and has been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner.
Disclaimer: The Academy of Neonatal Nursing assumes no responsibility or liability for the content presented. Care of the infant should always be individualized and no one source relied upon for information regarding aspects of care. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by ANN, ANA, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity.
Acyclovir; Caffeine; Methadone: Zen's Neonatal Medication and Nutrition, 4th Edition, Section I - Monographs (PH81)
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4.00 - Rx
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