Save the date for our 2018 conference, August 29!
In addition to the in-person event, we are hosting two webinars. To view the recording of the most recent webinar, The Least, Last, & Lost of a US Public Health Epidemic: Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder presented by Tara Benjamin, MD, MS, FACOG, Assistant Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, click here. To download the slides, click here. The next webinar will take place on Oct. 10.
Topics and handouts from the 2017 meeting:
Creating a Culture of Success: Dying to Feel Better, Some Nursing and Psychiatric Perspectives About Caring for People with Substance Use Disorders and Their Babies
Claudia Burchett, MBA, BSN, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, VP Patient of Services/CNO, Southern Ohio Medical Center
Theresa Ruby, RNC, MSN, IBCLC, Clinical Manager, Maternity Southern Ohio Medical Center
Southern Ohio Medical Center is in the epicenter of the opioid epidemic in Portsmouth, Ohio. Claudia and Theresa will share how their team has addressed perinatal substance use from a hospital and community perspective, including how they engaged staff.
Reconsidering the Standard Approach
Matthew Grossman, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics/Quality and Safety Officer, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
Dr. Grossman will share results of his work using the Eat, Sleep, Console model to treat newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal. Using this alternative approach has helped significantly reduce the length of hospitalization for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in his study.
West Virginia’s Response to the Perinatal Substance Use Crisis
Stefan Maxwell, M.D., Chief of Pediatrics, Director of Neonatal Intensive Care Services, CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Janine Breyel, Director of the Substance Use in Pregnancy Initiatives for the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership
Past Chair of WV Perinatal Partnership, Dr. Maxwell will share his experiences in developing procedures and protocols to address the perinatal substance crisis in West Virginia, a state that was known for having some of the worst health outcomes in the country related to low birth weight, infant mortality and teen pregnancy. Joining Dr. Maxwell is his colleague Janine Breyel, Director of the Substance Use in Pregnancy Initiatives for the WV Perinatal Partnership. West Virginia’s collaborative approach continues to yield positive results in the health of mothers and babies while impacting their environments, family situations and futures, and their work has served as a model as Indiana developed its pilot process.