Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for the Mother-Baby Dyad

Available through Jun 10, 2023 Open Medicine Mental Health Nursing

Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for the Mother-Baby Dyad


Register now for this online self-guided course.

Over the past 20 years, we have seen a steadily growing prevalence of pregnancies affected by substance use disorders while the screening, assessment, and evidence-based treatment of pregnant people affected by use disorders has not been a topic routinely taught in our health care training across our disciplines. Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201 is a webinar created to increase the knowledge and skill set of those who work regularly with families affected by perinatal substance use disorder and expand their expertise in delivering evidence-based perinatal substance use disorder care. The target audience is the interdisciplinary team with a focus on inpatient and outpatient nurses, social workers, counselors, and medical providers. It is recommended that Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 101 has been completed prior to registering for this course. This training provides expanded content on the 4 key topics that affect perinatal substance use disorders:

1. The chronic disease model of substance use disorders
2. Recommendations for best practice for screening and treatment of perinatal substance use disorders
3. Delivery of care for mother and neonate affected by maternal substance use disorders
4. Transitions of care that occur leading up to and after delivery

Approximate time to complete the course: 105 Minutes
Learner content includes: PowerPoint and Posttest
Participants will have 45 days from the date of their registration to complete this course. After that date, course materials will no longer be accessible.

With Support From

Vaya Health



Target Audience

This program is recommended for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, case managers, care coordinators, and mental health professionals (including substance abuse counselors, social workers, and psychologists), and other professionals interested in this subject.


  • Define recommendations for evidence-based practice for mother and neonate affected by other maternal use disorders
  • Explore the 48 hours surrounding delivery and describe the maternal vs infant system of care, including the impact of CAPTA law
  • Review recommended treatment for other perinatal use disorders
  • Describe postpartum risks for sustained recovery in substance use disorders
  • Formulate priorities for education, information sharing, and support measures for your team related to perinatal substance use disorders


  • Tammy J. Cody, MSW, LCSW
  • Elisabeth A. Johnson, PhD, FNP-BC, CARN-AP
  • Melinda A. Ramage, MSN, FNP-BC, CARN-AP
  • Nicole F. Ross, LCAS, CCS-I, NCCPSS


Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for the Mother-Baby Dyad

6/10 8:00 AM–5:00 PM


.200 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire online continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.2 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

1.750 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this online continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.75 Contact Hours.

1.750 NBCC Hours

Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5514. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 1.75 hours

1.750 NAADAC

This course has been approved by MAHEC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #165445. MAHEC is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Approved for 1.75 hours.

1.750 Nursing Contact Hours

Participants must attend the entire activity to receive credit.

1.75 Nursing Contact Hours Activity # AP 008-1894 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

1.750 CME for Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 1.75 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

1.750 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM

Accreditation: MAHEC is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this online enduring activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Disclosure Statement: MAHEC adheres to the ACCME Standards regarding industry support to continuing medical education. Disclosure of faculty and commercial support relationships, if any, will be made known at the activity.

1.750 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

MAHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved Provider of Category A Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. Approved for 1.75 hours Category A.


$35.00 Registration Fee

Applies 5/23/22–6/10/23

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