Perinatal Substance Use

Perinatal Substance Use

Online Modules

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Target Audience:

Family physicians, obstetrics, midwives, neonatologists, and pediatricians.

Course Format: Online - available anytime, anywhere, on any device

Overview

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The aim of this program is to provide education and support for evidence-based, woman-centred, trauma-informed, and culturally-safe care for infants and women who experience substance use.

Designed in partnership by UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD), Perinatal Services BC (PSBC) and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW).

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This course is divided into four modules:

Module 1: PRINCIPLES OF CARE

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Adopt a principles-based approach to care in the context of perinatal substance use.
  2. Describe and deconstruct the stigma that surrounds perinatal substance use.
  3. Describe and integrate trauma-informed care into practice.
  4. Identify and apply harm reduction strategies.
  5. Describe the importance of Mother-Baby Togetherness.

Module 2: CARE DURING PREGNANCY AND LABOUR

*CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT*

Module 3: CARE OF THE NEWBORN EXPOSED TO SUBSTANCES DURING PREGNANCY

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the various definitions and terminology used to describe the newborn experiencing withdrawal from substance use.
  2. Describe the incidence of substance exposure in the newborn population in BC.
  3. Apply the Guiding Principles outlined in this module when caring for the newborn exposed to substances.
  4. Understand the pathophysiology of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).
  5. Recognize the signs and symptoms of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
  6. Assess the effects of withdrawal symptoms on normal newborn growth and behaviour using the Eat Sleep Console (ESC) Care approach.
  7. Decrease severity of withdrawal symptoms by utilizing non-pharmacological and pharmacological management strategies.

Module 4: SUPPORTING NEWBORN AND CAREGIVER AT DISCHARGE FOR OPTIMAL CARE AT HOME

*CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT*

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Cost

Free

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Contact

UBC CPD eLearning, cpd.online@ubc.ca

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