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Perinatal Substance Use Disorder Digital Badge

Perinatal Substance Use Disorder Digital Badge

Learning Objectives:

Title Objectives
Understanding Addiction
  • Examine addictions within a chronic disease model
  • Identify personal and societal costs associated with SUD
  • Identify the neurobiological events that promote and maintain addiction
  • Illustrate the trajectory of progression of alcohol/drug use from experimentation to the development of a substance use disorder (SUD)
  • Know the major barriers to SUD treatment in the U.S.
  • Recognize key characteristics and features of addiction
Overview of Substance Use During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
  • Define substance use disorder (SUD) in pregnancy
  • Understand the prevalence of SUD in pregnancy
  • Learn about risk factors for SUD in pregnancy
  • Recognize the major barriers to the treatment of SUD’s during pregnancy.
  • Understand the maternal, fetal, and neonatal consequences of SUD in pregnancy
  • Know diagnostic criteria for SUD in pregnancy
Principles of Addictions Care
  • Use motivational interviewing techniques to build trust and promote adoption of healthier behaviors among the childbearing population
  • Apply principles of harm reduction to minimize negative health, social and legal impacts associated with substance use during pregnancy and the postpartum period
  • Reduce stigma surrounding perinatal substance use
  • Adopt principles of trauma-informed perinatal care 

Tobacco Use During Pregnancy
and the Postpartum Period

  • Explain maternal, fetal, and neonatal consequences of vaping and tobacco use during pregnancy
  • Investigate the incidence/prevalence of vaping and tobacco use during pregnancy in the U.S.
  • Conduct screening to identify Tobacco Use Disorder during pregnancy
  • Gain understanding of how Tobacco Use Disorder is diagnosed and treated using pharmacological and behavioral interventions
  • Examine barriers to treatment for Tobacco Use Disorder during pregnanc
  • Educate clients regarding the potential risks of vaping and tobacco use during pregnancy and through the neonatal period
Opioid Use During Pregnancy
and the Postpartum Period (Part 1)
  • Explain maternal, fetal, and neonatal consequences of opioid use during pregnancy
  • Investigate the incidence/prevalence of opioid use during pregnancy in the U.S.
  • Conduct screening to identify high-risk opioid use during pregnancy
  • Gain understanding of how Opioid Use Disorder is diagnosed and treated using pharmacological and behavioral interventions
  • Examine barriers to treatment for Opioid Use Disorder during pregnancy
  • Educate clients regarding the potential risks of opioid use during pregnancy and through the neonatal period
Opioid Use During Pregnancy
and the Postpartum Period (Part 2)
 
  • Differentiate between the different types of medication for addiction treatment (MAT) for patients with OUD who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy
  • Review options for buprenorphine/naloxone induction, maintenance, and termination during pregnancy and the postpartum period
  • Articulate the maternal, fetal, and neonatal benefits of MAT over abstinence and/or counseling alone
  • Select the appropriate MAT based on maternal/fetal safety, patient preference, past treatment history, risk of overdose, and access to treatment setting
  • Apply maintenance strategies for OUD to minimize the risk of return to active illness
Alcohol Use During Pregnancy
and the Postpartum Period
  • Explain maternal, fetal, and neonatal consequences of alcohol use during pregnancy
  • Identify physical, cognitive, and behavioral manifestations of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Investigate the incidence/prevalence of alcohol use during pregnancy in the U.S.
  • Conduct screening to identify high-risk alcohol use during pregnancy
  • Gain understanding of how Alcohol Use Disorder is diagnosed and treated using pharmacological and behavioral interventions
  • Examine barriers to treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder during pregnancy
  • Educate clients regarding the potential risks of alcohol use during pregnancy and through the neonatal period
Stimulant Use During Pregnancy
and the Postpartum Period
  • Explain maternal, fetal, and neonatal consequences of stimulant use during pregnancy
  • Investigate the incidence/prevalence of stimulant use during pregnancy in the U.S.
  • Conduct screening to identify high-risk stimulant use during pregnancy
  • Gain understanding of how Stimulant Use Disorder is diagnosed and treated using pharmacological and behavioral interventions
  • Examine barriers to treatment for Stimulant Use Disorder during pregnancy
  • Educate clients regarding the potential risks of stimulant use during pregnancy and through the neonatal period
Cannabis Use During Pregnancy
and the Postpartum Period
  • Explain maternal, fetal, and neonatal consequences of cannabis use during pregnancy
  • Investigate the incidence/prevalence of cannabis use during pregnancy in the U.S.
  • Conduct screening to identify cannabis use during pregnancy
  • Gain understanding of how Cannabis Use Disorder is diagnosed and treated using pharmacological and behavioral interventions
  • Examine barriers to treatment for Cannabis Use Disorder during pregnancy
  • Educate clients regarding the potential risks of cannabis use during pregnancy and through the neonatal period
Sedative Use During Pregnancy
and the Postpartum Period
  • Explain maternal, fetal, and neonatal consequences of sedative use during pregnancy
  • Investigate the incidence/prevalence of sedative use during pregnancy in the U.S.
  • Conduct screening to identify sedative use during pregnancy
  • Gain understanding of how Sedative Use Disorder is diagnosed and treated using pharmacological and behavioral interventions
  • Educate clients regarding the potential risks of sedative use during pregnancy and through the neonatal period
Understanding Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) 
  • Define NAS and NOWS
  • Understand the prevalence of NAS/NOWS in the U.S.
  • Identify the clinical presentation of NAS/NOWS in the newborn
  • Discuss both pharmacological and non-pharmacologic management of NAS/NOWS
  • Implement best practices for discharge and follow-up of newborn with NAS/NOWS
The Recovery Journey
  • Develop an understanding of the unique motivating factors that support recovery during pregnancy and the postpartum period
  • Identify factors that may trigger a return to active illness
  • Collaboratively develop a relapse prevention plan
  • Describe medications that are often used to reduce the severity and duration of a return to use
  • Develop an understanding of common community-based support groups that are tailored to the needs of the childbearing family and how their philosophies, services, and supports may differ
  • Discuss the integral role of Peer Recovery Supports in helping persons with substance use disorder maintain their recovery
Legal and Ethical Considerations of Substance Use During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
  • Identify state/federal laws surrounding perinatal substance use that promote stigma and interfere with treatment uptake/engagement
Substance Use Within the Family Context
  • Recognize the importance of providing family-centered treatment to improve individual, relational, and system/societal outcomes
  • Develop an understanding of how the family context informs how SUDs develop, are maintained, and what can positively or negatively influence treatment
  • Apply family systems theory and attachment theory as a framework for understanding how SUDs affect the family
  • Tailor interventions to the current developmental stage a family 

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