NASCEND | Substance Use Disorder, Pregnancy & the Newborn

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This course will discuss many of the substances, illicit and legal, that are used and abused during pregnancy. It will explain the role of dopamine in addiction including decreased activity, joy, energy and interest which significantly affects bonding and parenting. Finally, the course will review the pathogenesis and presentation of neonatal withdrawal.


  • Pharmacology of Commonly Used Substances in Pregnancy
  • Attachment & Bonding in Substance Use Disorder
  • Pathogenesis & Presentation of Substance Exposed Infants


This bundle is also available as part of the NASCEND Continuum, a comprehensive online curriculum to educate healthcare professionals on the growing epidemic of substance use disorder (SUD) and its impact from pregnancy to pediatrics on the mom, the infant and the family. 

NASCEND's top-quality training helps healthcare providers treat substance exposed infants more effectively and efficiently, leading to better outcomes including an improved experience for families; higher care provider satisfaction; and significant cost savings for the healthcare system.

Target Audience

  • Nursing staff – nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse managers/directors, nurse educators
  • Physicians – neonatologists, pediatricians, obstetricians, addiction specialists
  • Other providers – speech therapists, music therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, addiction support staff
  • Other community resources – Child Protective Services staff

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basic pharmacology of commonly used substances in pregnancy
  • Understand difficulties in bonding & attachment for mothers with SUD
  • Learn steps you can take to help engage parents in the infant’s care
  • Review the pathogenesis & presentation of substance exposed infants (SEI)

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.00 ANCC
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The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
A maximum of 3.00 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.00 ANCC


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