The use of opiates during pregnancy can result in a drug withdrawal syndrome in newborns called neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), which causes lengthy and costly hospital stays. These activities will help providers look beyond addiction as a chronic, relapsing, treatable disease and get past seeing the patient as someone who made poor choices.

This training has been approved by the KBML as meeting the statutory requirements of HB1.

Activities

Understanding Addiction As A Disease
Because few medical schools teach addiction medicine, there are few educated providers. Treatment options are limited by this lack of knowledge. Health care providers need to be educated about addiction medicine because addiction fits the medical model, and there is a great need to expand treatment options.

Faculty

Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.25
    • Other: 1.25
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jul 7, 2017
  • Cost: Free
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Compassionate Care In Treating Opioid Dependence During Pregnancy
There is a lack of understanding of challenges, needs, and treatment of opioid dependence during pregnancy. Health care providers need an improved understanding of the challenges pregnant opioid dependent women face. They also need to improve communication with and be aware of treatment opportunities for pregnant women with opioid addiction.

Faculty

Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • Other: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jul 7, 2017
  • Cost: Free
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