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.
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Plainfield
Join your Indiana peer hospitals for 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.
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.
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
Joanna Chambers, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Chambers is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed medical school at the Medical College of Georgia and a residency in Psychiatry in the Neuroscience Research Track at Yale University School of Medicine. She works with the perinatal population with an emphasis on women with substance use disorders, using Attachment Theory to improve mother-infant bonding in both IU Health and Eskenazi Health systems. In addition to her clinical work, she participates in research on mother-infant attachment in an effort to improve outcomes of mothers with opioid use disorders and their infants.
Lenora Marcellus, RN
Associate Professor in the School in the School of Nursing, University of Victoria in British Columbia
Lenora is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. She has practiced as an RN for 35 years in a range of maternal-infant settings and roles. Her current research interests include perinatal substance use, neonatal opioid withdrawal, and supporting infants in foster care. She is a member of the Canada FASD Partnership Network Action Team on FASD Prevention from a Women’s Determinants of Health Perspective, the Harm Reduction Nurses Association, and was a content expert with the Vermont Oxford Network NAS iNICQ.
The Opioid Epidemic Explained and Treated Through Attachment Theory, Joanna Chambers, M.D.
This talk will focus on Attachment Theory as it relates to addictions. The origins Attachment Theory will be described along with important psychological impacts of early attachment. The neurobiological pathways of attachment will be described with a particular emphasis on the overlap with the addiction/motivation neurocircuitry. This shared neurobiology between attachment and addiction is crucial for understanding the origins and treatment of addictions. The pregnancy and the postpartum period bring certain biological changes that allow attachment to serve as a powerful intervention to addiction. Hence, the perinatal period is a vital time to intervene with both the mother and the infant in an integrated way to impact the intergenerational opiate epidemic. The neurobiology of Attachment Theory and addictions will be described in detail, leading to a new way of understanding prevention and treatment.
Looking at the Bigger Picture: Supporting Families from Trauma-Informed and Health Equity Approaches, Lenora Marcellus, RN
Perinatal substance use is a complex health and social issue. In this session, we will examine the root causes of substance use for women and expand our understanding of the multiple interventions needed to address these root causes, including trauma-informed care, harm reduction approaches, and health equity-oriented services. She will share lessons learned by health and social care professionals over the past 30 years of practice in hospitals, public health, and child welfare across British Columbia, Canada.
Webinar Series Recordings:
To view the recording of the May 10 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.
To view the recording of the Oct. 10 webinar, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Providing Family Centered Care presented by Emily Scott, MD, pediatric hospitalist and medical director for the IU Health Methodist Newborn Nursery, and Patrick Clements, MD, pediatric hospitalist and medical director at IU Health West Hospital, click here. To download the slides, click here.
Topics and handouts from the 2018 meeting:
Opioid Use Disorder and the Pregnant Woman: How Can We Help? (click for handout)
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