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Mandated Requirements for Substance Exposed Infants

Providers are required by federal law to address the specific needs of substance-exposed infants. A multidisciplinary state-wide group has worked with the Nebraska DHHS Children & Family Services to implement this mandate. In December, a letter was sent by NE DHHS to hospitals with specific requirements. Access the CARA Notification Form, Plan of Safe Care example, and CARA FAQ here.

Education by our partners

UNMC Center for Continuing Education
Webinar recording "Perinatal Substance Exposure: Opioid & Substance Use & CARA Federal Law Implementation" 

Free online training modules "Opioid Use Disorder"

Perinatal Education by CHI Health in 2020
Click on the links to see the dates of the courses at each facility:
St. Francis
St. Elizabeth
Good Samaritan 
CUMC-Bergan

Nebraska Methodist College
February 26, Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring for the Novice Nurse

March 31, Cervical Ripening and Induction/Augmentation of Labor

April 22, Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring for the Novice Nurse

July 1, Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring for the Novice Nurse

August 31, Cervical Ripening and Induction/Augmentation of Labor

October 28, Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring for the Novice Nurse

Count the Kicks_Feb 11

Count the Kicks free webinar:
February 11, 12:00 pm

Stillbirth is 10 Times More Common than SIDS/SUIDS and change in baby’s heartbeat is one of the last indicators that the baby is in distress. Learn more about the research on fetal movement counts and how you can help. Register for Count the Kicks free webinar on February 11th at 12:00 pm. Please share this information with providers and their office staff, hospital nurses and anyone else who interacts with pregnant mothers.


DHHS Conference 2020
Maternal Behavioral Health Conference: April 7, 7:15am-4:30pm, Lincoln, NE

The Department of Health and Human Services, Divisions of Public Health and Behavioral Health, will be offering the 5th annual Current Practices of Maternal Behavioral Health Conference on April 7, 2020 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Past conferences have been highly popular with health professionals, and featured a slate of prominent national and state speakers.

Register