According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2016, 2.1 million people in the United States suffered from an opioid use disorder (OUD) related to prescription opioids and 262,000 had an OUD related to heroin. This presents various challenges for treatment options especially during pregnancy. Current literature states that pregnant women with OUD are more likely to seek prenatal care late in pregnancy, miss appointments, experience poor weight gain, or exhibit signs of withdrawal or intoxication. The workshop will present case studies and review medications for pregnant women with opioid use disorder as well as address neonatal abstinence syndrome. At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to discuss factors that surround this epidemic and how to effectively treat pregnant women with opioid use disorder and their opioid exposed babies.
Who should attend? This workshop is relevant to a variety of health and human service professionals and paraprofessionals, such as health care professionals (physicians, pharmacists, nurses, emergency medical personnel, etc.), mental health and addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, recovery and peer support personnel, and child welfare workers.
Jason M. Hunt, MD is an assistant professor with the Department of Psychiatry's Division of Addiction Medicine at the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine. Dr. Hunt joined the University of Florida faculty in 2017 after completing the addiction medicine fellowship. Dr. Hunt earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois in 2002. He then completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Louisville in 2006.
Before becoming an addiction medicine physician, Dr. Hunt practiced obstetrics and gynecology for several years in Kentucky and Alabama. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association and worked as an advanced alcohol and drug counselor at DACCO Behavioral Health in Tampa. He now practices addiction medicine at the UF Health Florida Recovery Center. Currently, his responsibilities include evaluating and treating healthcare professionals and other patients admitted to The Florida Recovery Center. He also provides consultation services at UF Health Shands Hospital and Shands Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Hunt’s interests and expertise are in obstetrics and gynecology, specifically opioid use disorders in pregnancy.
Up to 5.5 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided for individuals meeting the attendance requirements for this event
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