2021-2: Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

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2021-2: Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

This presentation will explore how substance use during pregnancy impacts the maternal/fetal development and increases the neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.  The unique challenges and opportunities of providing care to a substance-exposed pregnancy will be explored.  The importance of screening procedures will be discussed and how the information obtained during the screening influences the treatment plan.

 Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off label use of medications may be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  47 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe two ways that substance use during pregnancy impacts maternal/fetal developmental and neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.
  • Identify the unique challenges and opportunities in providing care for substance-exposed pregnancies.
  • Implement screening procedures identify high-risk or problematic substance use during pregnancy.
  • Plan treatment approaches to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes.

  Substance Use Disorder, Opioid Use Disorder, Pregnancy, Women’s Health

Price: Free

Nursing Continuing Professional Development
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, honor statement, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the posttest and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed the evaluation and honor statement, your nursing continuing professional development certificate will be generated online and available for immediate printing. Credit cannot be earned unless all components of the program are completed. 

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Release date:
December 1, 2021

Access to this course will end:  February 1, 2025

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