“Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Understanding the Role of the Pediatric Rehabilitation Team” was presented by Arti Shah, APN, CPNP-PC, Alana Murphy, MS, OTR/L, Kara Van Orden, BA, DPT, and Julianne Hirst, MS, CTRS, CBIS, ATRIC on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017.
Arti Shah is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner at the Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Arti works on the Infant and Toddler Team where she cares for infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome within the inpatient pediatric rehabilitation unit. She received her Bachelor degree in Nursing and Master degree in Nursing Pediatric Nurse Practitioner both from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Arti enjoys speaking on the topic of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrom (NAS) and was recently featured as a guest speaker at the Children’s Specialized Hospital NAS Symposium.
Alana Murphy is an Occupational Therapist at Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey where she works on the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome care team within the inpatient pediatric rehabilitation unit. Alana received both her Bachelor and Master degrees from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY and has had extensive international experiences providing services and educating others abroad. Alana recently served as a guest speaker for the Children’s Specialized Hospital’s NAS Symposium.
Kara Van Orden is a Senior Physical Therapist at Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and currently works on the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome care team within the inpatient pediatric rehabilitation unit at Children’s Specialized Hospital. Kara’s current role also includes program development and clinical mentorship responsibilities.
Julianne Hirst is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Julianne attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelors of Arts in Speech, Language and Hearing Science and a Masters of Arts in Recreation Therapy. Julianne holds special certifications for Aquatic Rehabilitation and Brain Injury. Julianne was instrumental in the NAS program development at Good Shepherd and is well published on the topic.
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