Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant and Postpartum People: The Treatment and Policy Landscape
May 31, 2023
3:00 pm
4:00 pm

Credit Available: CE Credit(s): No
Certificate: Certificate of Attendance, 1-hour

Target Audience: This activity is designed for interprofessional teams, families and patients, students and educators, nurses, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.

Webinar Description: Opioid use disorder (OUD) can be a fatal addiction with complex implications for new and/or expecting mothers. OUD challenges can lead to many complications for mother and child, including low birth weight, clinical challenges with medical dosing and increased risk of accidental death. In the U.S. alone, a baby is born passively dependent every 15 minutes. To ensure best health outcomes for both mother and child, policies must allow engagement in evidence-based treatment and protect clients from legal ramifications. Hear from a physician, clinic director and an individual with lived experience to broaden understandings about the treatment and policy landscape for pregnant and postpartum women with OUD.

Educational Objectives:

  • Review the current landscape of opioid use disorder treatment for pregnant and postpartum women in the U.S.
  • Describe the neurobiology of opioid use disorder among pregnant and postpartum women
  • Examine legal challenges related to pregnant women and mothers with substance use disorders
  • Discuss recent policy changes that impact how opioid use disorder treatment is provided

Requirements for successful activity completion:

In order to successfully complete this activity and obtain your Certificate, you will be required to:

  1. Course Content: Complete the pre-reflection question and view the recorded presentation.
  2. Click Survey and answer the questions to the best of your ability.
    Upon completion of this survey, it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the final course evaluation. 
  3. Click Evaluation to complete the final PCSS course evaluation.
  4. Following your completion of the evaluation, you must select and claim your certificate on the next page. Once claimed, a download button will appear in your transcript. If you do not see the download button or can not access your certificate, return to the course evaluation, and claim your certificate.
  5. You will then have access to your Certificate of Completion. 

Note: This archived webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Kenneth Stoller, MD, 2018 Steering Committee Meeting

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