Healthcare Practitioners Invited to 'Drug Endangered Children' CME

Humboldt General Hospital will play host to a Continuing Medical Education seminar aimed at helping healthcare practitioners identify and treat children who have been exposed to drugs.

"Drug Endangered Children: What You May Not Know" will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, September 12, in the Sarah Winnemucca Conference Room at Humboldt General Hospital.

The seminar is presented by the Nevada Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, Office of the Nevada Attorney General.

Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, EMS personnel and other healthcare practitioners should attend.

Participants may earn up to two hours of ethics CME credit. There is no charge to attend, and lunch will be served.

The seminar will be presented by Dr. Sandra Cetl, MD, FAAP, a child abuse pediatrician based in Las Vegas, and Allison M. Smith, MS, the statewide coordinator for the Office of Drug Endangered Children.

Smith said participants will learn how to assess the needs of the newborn infant that is drug exposed, and how to apply best practices for immediate identification and management of drug exposed children.

Following the presentation, she said participants will be able to describe the various types of child abuse and the role drug use and exposure plays in that abuse.

The program is also being presented in Las Vegas and Reno, and via an online webinar, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday, October 30.

Pre-registration is required for all sessions. To register online, please visit medicine.nevada.edu/cme or call (775) 784-4791.

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