Reproductive Health Complicated by Substance Use | NAS (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome): A Comprehensive Review of Updated Evaluation and Treatment Strategies

Presenters: Andria Peterson, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Pediatrics /Neonatology; Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy; & Deepa Nagar Sonpatki, MD, FAAP, MBA, Lean Six-Sigma- Green Belt in Healthcare, NICU Medical Director/Chair Department of Peds: Dignity Health, St Rose Siena Hospital; Co-Director of the EMPOWERED program, Mednax Corporate Director

Online CME Credit

Fee: $30.00

Provides 1.00 hour(s) of CE/CME credit (Presented on July 28, 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:

  • Identify Evidence-Based evaluation methods for NAS (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome)
  • Identify appropriate treatment methods for NAS (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome)
  • Discuss the role of Breastfeeding in SUD (Substance Abuse Disorder)