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Community Connections Webinar

in partnership with TNAPP & TN ACOG
November 16, 2021
1-3 PM CT/ 2-4 PM ET
Via Webinar

Objective: Discuss and share various community resources available to hospital social workers, pediatricians, providers, practice managers & community workers to support ongoing concerns of insecurities in housing, food, and other necessities in Tennessee impacting families.

Medication Assisted Treatment: A Patient’s Journey to Recovery

This video is a discussion about how opioid use disorder (OUD) affected a patient’s life through pregnancy and how she was able to overcome opioid dependency with the help of medically assisted treatment (MAT). The discussion describes her path from using prescription opioids to opioid use disorder. The patient shares how MAT has impacted not only her life, but those around her, and the barriers she overcame to regain her wellbeing, as well as her family’s.

Social Services

Social workers in both the maternal and infant setting describe their work and how it can be translated to all levels of care in Tennessee hospitals. Resources are discussed for social workers. Department of Children’s Services also discuss the state requirements as well as resources for the OUD mom and OEN/ NOWS infant.

Decreasing Stigma and Motivational Interviewing

Caring for the patient with opioid use disorder or the opioid exposed newborn takes compassion. In this module, you will learn about motivational interviewing and destigmatizing addiction in addressing a patient with opioid use disorder with a goal of creating an environment of non-judgmental care.

Destigmatizing Addiction Video: This presentation discusses stigma and its deleterious effects on individual patient care and society. It calls attention to the language that we use and how word choice impacts patient care. We are called to deliver care that keeps patients engaged rather than discouraging treatment.

Motivational Interviewing Video: This presentation defines MI skills and how to use them to foster a collaborative partnership with patients.

Eat Sleep Console Approach

Various techniques for determining the level of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions have been used over the last 20 years. The presenter discusses current screening and treatment trends and how the Eat, Sleep, Console (ESC) approach is used to potentially reduce the need for pharmacologic treatment and may reduce the length of stay in Opioid Exposed Newborns (OEN) and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)/Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) infants.

Tennessee Safe Baby Court

Director Tate discusses the innovations and collaboration of the TN courts in improving outcomes and supporting families with Opioid Use Disorder seeking to regain custody of their child/ren. Examples include implementing resources from the National Judicial Opioid Task Force, utilizing the TB Baby Courts where available, collaborative partnerships, and promising state programs responding to this epidemic.

Care of the Opioid Exposed Newborn (OEN): A Panel Discussion

Various techniques for determining the level of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions have been used over the last 20 years. Dr. Matt Grossman and Dr. Stephen Patrick discuss current trends in the care of the Opioid Exposed Newborn (OEN) and the varying methods to scoring, including the Eat, Sleep, and Console assessment approach and treatment options.