A day focused exclusively on perinatal substance use and its significant impact on families, caregivers and communities. We are honored to welcome some of the foremost experts from around the country to discuss innovative, supportive care approaches designed to improve outcomes for families and avoid staff burnout for those charged with caring for this vulnerable population.
At the end of the day, attendees will be able to:
- Apply practical strategies in their facilities to respond to the opiate epidemic within the maternal/child population
- Engage with local partners to identify strategies to address the perinatal substance use crisis
- Understand how a statewide approach to perinatal substance use can lead to infrastructure development for improved outcomes
CMOs, CNOs, maternal/child teams, neonatal teams, patient safety officers, risk managers, quality leaders, nursing caregivers and managers, case managers, care transition managers, social workers and others responsible for patient safety. Teams are encouraged to attend.
Reflect, Renew, and Reconnect to Your Passion (click for handout)
Kelley Saia, M.D., DABAM, FACOG
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine, and Director of Project RESPECT, Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Pregnancy, Boston Medical Center
A National Perspective on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: The Vermont Oxford Network Quality Improvement Project (check back soon for handout)
Jane E. Manning, M.S.N., RN
Facilitator for IU Health’s “Gift of CareGiving” Program
Madge Buus-Frank, D.N.P., APRN-BC, FAAN
Executive Vice President and Director of Quality Improvement and Education, Vermont Oxford Network Faculty, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and University of Vermont
Inquiries may be directed to Laura Gilbert at lgilbert@IHAconnect.org or 317-423-7793.
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.