Join us for the live webinar, Fetal & Neonatal Marijuana Exposure: Speaking For Those Unable to Speak For Themselves, happening on Wednesday, December 7th at 11AM EST featuring Leeann Blaskowsky, DNP, APRN, NNC-BC, C-ELBW, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.
Expanding legalization across the country has created an ever increasing question about fetal and neonatal exposure to the compounds found in marijuana. As research continues, the medical community is uncovering many more risks than benefits making education a priority to protect our developing and newly born babies.
- Learn about perinatal exposure to cannabinoids through pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Understand the developmental impact for the newborn period and beyond
- Learn about marijuana legalization’s impact on use in pregnancy
- Discover key evidence-based discussion points for patient education and management
About the Presenter, Leeann Blaskowsky, DNP, APRN, NNC-BC, C-ELBW, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.
As a neonatal nurse practitioner since 2009 living and working in Colorado, I am faced, almost daily, with counseling families about marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. My nursing education began with an Associates degree continuing to a Bachelors and Masters in Nursing more than twenty-five years later, finally finishing with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. With more than 40 years in healthcare beginning as a bedside nurse in the ICU/CCU, Emergency Department and Neonatal ICU settings, I have had the opportunity in interact with patients and families with varying opinions and practices regarding the use of marijuana. These interactions have expanded in scope and increased in number as medical marijuana and legalized recreational use arrived in Colorado. Optimizing outcomes for our patients has, and always will, remain my driving force in practice when a clear need to continue educating providers and families in our communities arises.