This workshop is intended for interprofessional health care providers and social service providers who care for childbearing families during pregnancy and postnatal periods.
This one-day workshop provides a solid foundation of theoretical and clinical knowledge to facilitate effective care of mothers and newborns who are impacted by substance use in the perinatal period.
- Identify prevalence rates of the most common licit and illicit substances used by women during pregnancy.
- Summarize key risk factors associated with substance use during pregnancy and potential implications for maternal and fetal/neonatal well-being.
- Discuss the issue of stigma surrounding addictions and explore how it serves as a significant barrier to accessing appropriate services both pre-and-post natally.
- Review evidence-based strategies to support substance-involved families across the perinatal continuum.
- Increase knowledge of community resources available and identify existing gaps in services.
- Review recommendations for substance-involved women who are breastfeeding.
- Discuss evidence-based care of the newborn at-risk for or diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).
- Identify best practices in planning for safe transitions.
Before attending the workshop, participants must complete the FREE e-Learning Module Engaging Clients with Substance Use Disorders available through the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario at http://elearning.rnao.ca/. Click on the tab-Mental Health Addictions and Tobacco Free. It is estimated that it will take approximately 40 minutes to complete.
Ariane Cloutier, email@example.com. Tel. 613-737-2660 x 2660
Cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to the workshop will be subject to a $50 administration fee.
Registrants from Perinatal Units in CMNRP Founding Partner organizations must provide credit card information to guarantee their registration and are subject to the outlined cancellation policy.