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A Collaborative Approach to the Treatment of Pregnant Women With Opioid Use Disorders

Author: SAMHSA

Course Created: 2016

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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Course Summary

This course examines the needs of pregnant women with opioid use disorders and their infants and families. Because of the high rate of opioid use and misuse among all women, including pregnant women, health care workers, social service, and judicial agencies are having to confront this concern more often and, in some communities, at alarming rates.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the prevalence of opioid use in the US
  • Describe Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  • Explain the benefits of the collaborative approach outlined

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction.
  • Background
  • Scope of the Problem
  • Opioid Use Trends
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  • Guidelines for Supporting Collaborative Policy and Practice
  • Existing Guidelines
  • Need for Collaboration Among Multiple Agencies
  • Comprehensive Framework for Intervention
  • Overview of Substance-Exposed Infants (SEI) Framework
  • A Guide for Collaborative Planning
  • Building the Collaborative Team
  • Concluding Thoughts

Social Workers:

This organization, CE4Less, provider #1115, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. CE4Less maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/8/2015-8/8/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.


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