02/22/2018 - Cornell Cooperative Extension's Rural Healthcare Alliance will sponsor Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS): An unintended consequence of opioid abuse disorder: A program that will provide an overview of NAS, causes, clinical effects, and long term effects. In addition, the program will explain how NAS is managed in the hospital and at home, the implications around breast feeding and what support services are available for mom and the baby. Two sessions of this program will be offered on Tuesday, March 6. Parents, agency staff, school personnel and healthcare providers are invited to attend either the morning session from 9 to 11 a.m. or the afternoon session from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office, 34570 State Highway 10, Hamden.
The program also aims to answer key questions such as: How prevalent is this in our communities? What is being done to address this problem across the state? What are some of the growing trends around the opioid epidemic?
The keynote speaker, Michele Caliva, RN MA CSPI, is the administrative director of the Upstate New York Poison Center and the Upstate Triage and Transfer Center. She is a frequent invited guest lecturer on topics related to toxicology and drugs of abuse. She was the past president of the New York State Public Health Association, and a current board member. She has a nursing degree from St. Joseph's college of nursing, a bachelor of science degree from SUNY Empire in Health Care Administration and a master's degree in homeland security from the Naval Post Graduate School. She is currently working on her master's degree in nursing leadership and management.
For more information or to register for this free training, call Cornell Cooperative Extension Delaware County at 607-865-6531 or email email@example.com no later than Thursday, March 1.