LUNCH & LEARN – Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
YMCA Miller Auditorium
631 Washington St., Reading, PA 19601

Presenters: Mica Kornfeind, BSN & Kelly Wolfe BSN RNC-MNN

Lunch at 11:30; presentation at noon
Lunch is provided (pizza), cost is free

In this very informative lunch and learn we will review opioid use and its effect on newborn babies. This training will describe the care the newborns receive in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with the potential for babies to develop Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). We will discuss the signs and symptoms of withdrawal in newborns, the medications that may be used to ease withdrawal symptoms, length of stay of the baby, how they prepare for discharge and what types of follow-up care these babies need. This training will also cover the legally mandated involvement of BCCYS in these cases.

Presenters:
Mica Kornfeind, Maternal Child Health Navigator for Tower Health
Mica graduated from The Reading Hospital School of Nursing in 1992 and has a BSN from Kutztown University. Mica’s 25 years of Labor & Delivery experience at the Reading Hospital & 1 year at St. Luke’s guide her as the role of Maternal Child Health Nurse Navigator position continues to evolve since it was created in April 2017.

Kelly Wolfe BSN RNC-MNN, Maternal-Child Health Nurse Navigator for Tower Health Reading
Graduated from Pottsville Hospital School of Nursing in 1996, BSN from Penn State University
23 years of Maternal-Child Nursing Experience in various roles including clinical experience in Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Pediatrics and NICU.

In the navigator position, both Mica and Kelly provides pre- and postnatal education to physically and socially high risk moms and babies. They also coordinate the care of the newborns & their families in the NICU preparing them for discharge home and their follow up care.


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