Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder

$18.00 | CE Hours:6.00 | Intermediate


CE Course Description

The nation’s opioid epidemic continues to compromise the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.  This CE course provides comprehensive, national guidance for the optimal management of pregnant and parenting women with an opioid use disorder (OUD) and their infants.

Article Author:  Shahid Ali, MD, MBBS, et al.
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1.  Enumerate what is associated with the degree of NAS the baby may experience.

2.  Explain what the discharge plan of safe care should address.

3.  Investigate barriers that can prevent women from receiving essential prenatal care or treatment for their OUD until they are close to delivery or in labor.

4.  Examine the risk of birth defects associated with the use of methadone and buprenorphine.

5.  Identify the problematic pharmacokinetic drug interactions that may occur when psychotropic medications are combined with buprenorphine.

6.  Describe what nonpharmacologic care of the substance-exposed mother-infant dyad consists of.

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