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Course Overview

Americans are using opioids at an alarming rate, whether through prescriptions or illegal means. Parallel to this problem is the use of opioids during pregnancy. The goal for this course is to present best practices for identifying and managing pregnant women using opioids. 

About the Course Author

Dr. Cusick earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1988, before completing his internship, residency and a fellowship at the University of CT School of Medicine / John Dempsey Hospital in 1994. He is board certified with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Cusick has special expertise and interest in perinatal ultrasound, fetal Down syndrome screening, 1st trimester ultrasound screening, and perinatal safety. His contributions to the medical literature include dozens of original peer reviewed article, medical textbook contributions, and presentations at national medical meetings.

Dr. Cusick is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and the Ascension Health System Perinatal Safety Committee. He serves as a board member on the Fetal Medicine Foundation USA.

He is the Director of Maternal Medicine Services for St Vincent's Medical Center and The Western Connecticut Health Network. In addition to his clinical MFM practice, Dr. Cusick serves as Chairperson for the Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St Vincent's Medical Center.[Cusick, William MD]  He is an Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the Frank Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University where he also serves as the Clinical Chairperson for the department.

William Cusick, MD, MFM, FACOG has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN, has extensive experience across a wide spectrum of healthcare settings including: rural and urban acute care hospitals, public health, ambulatory surgery, higher education, and commercial healthcare learning organizations. Her roles have included: medical/surgical, ED, and OR staff and charge nurse; Director of School Health Services/school nurse; Public Health Epidemiology and Bioterrorism Preparedness Specialist; Infection control practitioner; Quality Management Specialist; Organizational Development Specialist; and Educator. Prior to joining Relias as a SME writer, she provided healthcare learning and development consultation to Swank Healthcare and was the Director of Education Services for Health.edu, a division of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Rebecca earned a diploma in nursing from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas and an MBA from Wayland Baptist University.  Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-AC-0-OPPREG
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2018-09-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-08-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe strategies for managing pain in women with Opioid Use Disorder during pregnancy.; Describe treatment recommendations for opioid use disorder during pregnancy.; Discuss complications related to opioid use disorder during pregnancy and recommendations for management.; Discuss recommendations for opioid screening during pregnancy.; Discuss the postpartum recommendations for women with opioid use disorder.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy
    Scope of the Problem
    What are Opioids?
    What is Opioid Use Disorder?
    Intoxication
    Withdrawal Symptoms
    OUD and Co-Occurring Mental Health Conditions
    Classifying Opioid Use
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment
    Screening
    Validated Screening Tools
    Physical Exam
    Patient History
    Medical Conditions
    Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
    Toxicology Screening
    Brief Intervention
    Referral to Treatment
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Treating OUD in Pregnancy
    Medication Assisted Treatment
    Methadone
    Buprenorphine
    Medically Supervised Withdrawal
    Naloxone
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Infants Born to Women With OUD
    Exposure to Opioids in Utero
    NAS Symptoms
    NAS Onset and Severity
    NAS Scoring
    NAS Mimics
    Non-pharmacological Interventions
    Pharmacological Interventions
    Long-Term Outcomes
    Review
    Summary
    Section 6: Pain Management
    Prenatal Pain Management
    Common Contributors to Pain in Pregnancy
    Non-opioid Analgesics
    Opioid Pain Management
    Pain Management During Labor and Delivery
    Postpartum Pain Management
    Post-discharge Pain Management
    Review
    Summary
    Section 7: Postpartum Care
    Breastfeeding
    Stress and Psychosocial Support
    Contraception
    Evidence-based Prescribing Practices
    Review
    Summary
    Section 8: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
     
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Nurses; Physician Assistants; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.