Overview

Opiod use has escalated dramatically over the past two decades.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. healthcare providers wrote more than 259 million prescriptions for opioids in 2012, twice as many as in 1998.

In a study looking at hospital discharge codes, antepartum maternal opioid use increased nearly fivefold from 2000 to 2009.  What's worse is that the rising prevalence of opioid use in pregnancy has led to a sharp increase in neonatal abstinence syndrome from 1.5 cases per 1,000 hospital births in 199 to 6.0 per 1,000 hospital births in 2013.

Additionally, maternal mortality reviews in several states have identified substance use as a major risk factor for pregnancy-associated deaths.

Patients who use opioids during pregnancy represent a diverse group of women across all racial and ethnic groups and all socioeconomic groups in rural, urban, and suburban populations.  The epidemic requires a multidisciplinary approach without criminal sanctions to provide the best chance of helping infants and families.

All healthcare providers need to take an active role in identifying and applying evidence-based best practices to treat women with opioid dependencies.

 

Registration Fee  $95
Student Registration Fee  $45
JPS Health Network & UNTHSC Employees and Providers  $45 


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Speakers

Toby Jones


Director of Operations Pathfinders Fort Worth, Texas
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Lisa Cleveland, PhD, RN, CPNP, IBCLC, NTMNC


Assistant Professor Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing San Antonio, Texas
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Karen Hearod, LCSW


SAMHSA Regional Administrator Region VI Dallas, Texas
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Amy Raines-Milenkov, DrPH


Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology UNT Health Science Center Fort Worth, Texas
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Deirdre Browne, LCDC, BA


Senior Director Substance Use Disorder and Outreach Services MHMRTarrant Behavioral Health Services Fort Worth, Texas
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Manda Hall, MD


Associate Commissioner Community Health Improvement Division Title V Maternal & Child Health Medical Director Texas Department of State Health Services Austin, Texas
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Michelle Owens, MD


Associate Professor Vice-Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, Mississippi
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Sara Brown, LCDC, RMT


Counselor Women and Children's Program Nexus Recovery Center Dallas, Texas
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Kollier Hinkle, MD


Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology Assistant Dean for Clinical Education Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology UNT Health Science Center Fort Worth, Texas
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David Dropkin, MA, LCDC


MedMark Treatment Centers Fort Worth, Texas
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Suzie Aldous, MBA, BSN, RN


NICU & NAS Program Director Baptist Medical Center San Antonio, Texas
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Kurt Kleinschmidt, MD, FACMT, DABAM


Professor of Emergency Medicine Division Chief and Program Director for Medical Toxicology UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, Texas
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Accreditation

Physicians 

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 9 hour of AOA Category 2A CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Ethics/Professional Responsibility

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Office of Professional and Continuing Education has determined that this CME activity satisfies the Texas Medical Board’s standard, annual ethics/professional responsibility requirement.

 

CPE

ACPEThe University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

 

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UANs 0845-0000-18-108-L05-P, 0845-0000-18-109-L05-P, 0845-0000-18-110-L05-P, 0845-0000-18-111-L05-P, 0845-0000-18-112-L05-P, 0845-0000-18-113-L05-P, 0845-0000-18-114-L05-P, 0845-0000-18-115-L05-P, 0845-0000-18-116-L05-P, and 0845-0000-18-117-L05-P and will award 8.75 contact hours (0.875 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes signing in at registration, attending the entire session for which credit is claimed, completing the activity evaluation and requesting credit online at conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. UNTHSC complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

 

Nurses 

UNT Health Science Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides up to 9 contact hours.

 

Certified Nurse Midwives
The Continuing Education Section of ACNM accepts Continuing Education Units approved by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) Category 1.  The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 

 

Physical Therapists

UNT Health Science Center is accredited by Texas Physical Therapy Association, Provider 1810035TX. This activity is approved for 9 CCUs for PTs and PTAs.

For successful completion, a participant must attend the program, complete the evaluation, and request credit online at conclusion of the activity.

The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

 

Social Workers 

This activity is approved for a maximum of 9 Clock Hours for Social Workers.

 

Licensed Professional Counselors

Texas LPC CEU

University of North Texas Health Science Center is an approved provider, number 2022, by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. This activity is approved for 9 CEU credits/8 clock hours.

 

Certified Public Health Professionals 

This activity is approved for 9 credit(s) accepted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health (CPH) recertification program.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center certifies this activity for 8 hours of participation.

 

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge 

 

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

Acknowledgement

In collaboration with JPS Health Network.