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Substance Use And Addiction During Pregnancy: Identifying Unvoiced Needs

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours
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Course Summary

All healthcare professionals involved in the prenatal care of women should be observant to the unvoiced needs of the pregnant patient. This includes ongoing evaluation of the expectant mother’s knowledge of labor and delivery, emotional state and health risks. Screening for the risk and the diagnosis of a substance use disorder during pregnancy, as well as correlating socioeconomic and other environmental stressors; and, treatment and follow-up of the mother’s recovery and the child’s development in utero and after birth are discussed.

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Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • The Prenatal Visits
  • Substance Use And Early Identification
  • Alcohol Use During Pregnancy
  • Tobacco Use During Pregnancy
  • Drug Use And Pregnancy
  • Medication Safety And Pregnancy
  • Treatment Of Substance Use During Pregnancy
  • Summary


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