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Perinatal Substance Use: Everything You Wanted to Know

April 5, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Description: Because many women and persons of childbearing age pregnant with SUD may not readily share information with providers and because pregnancy is a period where the motivation for change is extremely high, positioning providers to identify and care for this population has great potential for establishing a recovery path and changing lives. This webinar will review the risks and effects of SUD among women of childbearing age, pregnant and parenting persons and their affected infants, including screening and treatment considerations, breastfeeding decisions and ideal mechanisms for engagement and support of women and other pregnant persons on their recovery journey. We will also cover the short and long-term effects of SUD exposure on the infants, including non-pharmacologic alternative interventions and follow-up considerations.

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The previously recorded webinar and associated materials are available in the resource library.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify at least 1 validated screening tool for identifying perinatal SUD
  • List the FDA approved MAT medications and use considerations for pregnant women with AUD and OUD
  • Identify at least 3 short term risks or effects of perinatal SUD and OUD
  • Describe at least 3 key factors to consider to engage and maintain pregnant and parenting persons on a recovery path

Content Level: Foundational

Course Interaction & System Requirements: This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

Course Completion and CE Requirements:

Health Management Associates, #1780, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Health Management Associates maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 09/22/2021 – 09/22/2025.   Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. To verify your attendance, please be sure to log in from an individual account and link your participant ID to your audio.

CME Credits:

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. This session is approved by AAFP for up to 1 AMA Level 1 CME credit.

Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10-12 business days of course completion.

System requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, high-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible

Speakers: Helen M. DuPlessis, MD, MPH (HMA) Juanita DeShazior, PhD-ABD, NCC, LCPC-S (Samaritan Inns)

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April 5, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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