Reproductive Health Complicated by Substance Use | Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act and Pathways to Care

Presenters: Beverly Brown, MSW, CPS Specialist III, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child and Family Services, Carson City, Nevada; Vickie Ives, MA, Section Manager, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health |Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Carson City, Nevada; & Elyse Monroy, Program Manager, Nevada Overdose Data to Action, Public Health Training Center, University of Nevada Reno, School of Community Health Science, Reno, Nevada

Online CME Credit

Fee: $30.00

Provides 1.00 hour(s) of CE/CME credit (Presented on August 4, 2021; Reviewed 8/6/2021; Expires 8/6/2023)


This series will provide information surrounding reproductive health (pregnancy) and substance use. It aims to summarize best practices, guidelines, and protocols for medical professionals involved in the care of pregnant patients with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or more specifically Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). The goal is to help improve the identification and treatment of SUD, identification, and treatment for the infant(s), reproductive planning, and care coordination to decrease parental and/or neonatal complications before, during, and/or after delivery.

This series is directed toward anyone who interfaces with pregnant and non-pregnant patients of reproductive age. Specifically, medical professionals who are licensed in the state of Nevada, include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, licensed midwives, lactation consultants, licensed clinical social workers, and case managers. However, this does not preclude others such as government agencies, specialty offices, and first responders from using this as a resource or in various clinical situations where contact with a pregnant patient is made.

Learning Objectives

Following participation in this course, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the Openbeds platform and how it will impact the Behavioral Health Community in Nevada
  • Identify why the State of Nevada transitioned from the paper format of the CARA- plan of care to an electronic version
  • Describe how Openbeds will help enhance data collected in Nevada