Strategies for Improving Maternal and Infant Health

Related to Opioid Use

Module Overview

This 60-minute educational session explores the background of opioid use disorder in pregnant people, highlights a variety of tools that are available to screen and identify pregnant patients living with substance use disorder (SUD), and reviews clinical guidelines for treating pregnant and parenting people with opioid use disorder and their infants.  The session also addresses the impact of stigma on the care of patients with SUD, motivational interviewing techniques, and community resources for patients and their infants. 

Audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and any healthcare professional  

Session Time: 1 hour



  1. Recognize the importance of evidence-based interventions to treat opioid use disorder in pregnancy for both mother and infant.

  2. Explain how stigma affects access and delivery of care to pregnant and postpartum people living with opioid use disorder (OUD).

  3. Determine strategies to assess opioid use disorder in pregnant and postpartum people and provide referrals to assessment and treatment.

  4. Explain care considerations for pregnant and postpartum people and infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)/neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS).


Continuing Education

Nursing: 1.0 contact hour 
Physician: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™

In support of patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the CAMC Health Education and Research Institute and Quality Insights. CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute designates this virtual live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses: The CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This offering has been approved for 1 contact hour (JA0026-22-22-471).

CME/CE associated with this activity are accepted by the Pennsylvania Board of Dentistry and the Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers.  Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors may also claim CME/CE credit.

This module can also be used to satisfy one of the required eight training hours on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders, as mandated under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 for all Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered practitioners. 

 To schedule your free session, please email Quality Insights or register online for an upcoming live, virtual event.


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