Caring for Women with Substance Use Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum

All RN’s who monitor pregnant and postpartum patients need to have the skills to most effectively care for women who have substance use disorders. Terminology and practice is changing and needs to be updated for clear communication among nursing staff, physicians and patients.

When Aug 11, 2014
from 07:30 AM to 09:30 AM
Where NPPD (Old Clinic, 4th Floor) classroom B
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This introductory training is for those nurses who care for women who have substance use disorders. Classes will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. Aug. 11 in NPPD (Old Clinic, 4th Floor) classroom B, and from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 28 in Cancer Conference Room 1. UNC Hospitals employees may register in LMS. For more information, click here. The objectives of the class are as follows:

  • Compare and contrast at least three methods for treating substance use disorders among women: Motivational interviewing, medication-assisted treatment and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Identify multiple methods for providing trauma-informed care to women with substance use disorders: What is trauma? How does it affect women? What are the top 5 things you can do to create a trauma-informed approach for women?
  • Practice three basic Motivational Interviewing skills to reduce power struggles and establish rapport with women who have substance use disorders