The Role of Nursing: Management of Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorder
This class was created to support achievement of the Nurse Family Partnership goals of improved pregnancy and child health and development outcomes. The content will address the care of pregnant women with substance use disorders and their children. The focus will be directed towards out of hospital care and will include content specific to development of a safe plan of care.
The content provided should be useful to any nurse caring for pregnant women with substance use disorder and their infants
1. Identify clients (mothers) at most risk for substance use disorder.
2. Describe the use of medication in the treatment of substance use disorder (opioids).
3. Summarize a prenatal care plan for a women with substance use disorder.
4. Create a postpartum care plan for a client with substance used disorder (NFP Facilitators, Safe Plan of Care).
5. Identify challenges clients (mothers) diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome as children may have when caring for their own children.
Patricia Doty is a registered professional nurse with a BSN and MSN. Over the past 40 years, she has been employed in multiple nursing roles related to the care infants, children, and their families and in nursing education. direct care roles include neonatal intensive care, pediatric intensive care, home health, early intervention, and school health. As a nursing educator, Ms. Doty held positions in nursing staff development, community education, and academics. She is currently employed as a nurse home visitor in the Nurse Family Partnership program and has additional duties providing orientation, onboarding and continuing education to the team.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hour.
Other health care professional will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation