BC ECHO on Substance Use – Opioid Use Disorder: Cycle 3, Session 7

Special considerations for opioid use disorder in pregnancy

Thursday October 22, 12–1PM PDT

Presenter: Dr. Sarah Lea, Division Head GP Obstetrics South Island, Medical Lead – Perinatal Addictions South Island, Family Physician – GROW Health, & Addiction Medicine Physician – Addiction Medicine Consult Service

At the end of this session, you should be able to:

1. Describe the clinical concerns of opioid use disorder in pregnancy.

2. Understand key care principles for this patient population.

3. Describe the comparative advantages and disadvantages of available OAT treatment options in pregnancy, including buprenorphine/naloxone, methadone, and slow-release oral morphine.

4. Identify patient factors that would require referral to specialist services.

5. Describe the importance of peri-partum care planning and rooming in post-partum for women on OAT.

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