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Plans of Safe Care for Infants Exposed to Opioids


Available: 11/10/2020-11/09/2023


Price: $0.00
Member Price: $0.00


The purpose of this course is to address gaps in training and educational resources with respect to 1) transitions of care from the hospital/birthing center to the pediatric medical home, 2) overcoming stigma and social attitudes, 3) health supervision in the pediatric medical home, and 4) recovery focused family‚Äźcentered care coordination. Additionally, the course will outline the central issues encountered during the transition period and which may represent barriers to accessing appropriate treatment and community resources for the mother, and early intervention programs for the infant. 

Learning Objectives:

Unit 1 objectives:

1.  Understand opioid use disorder (OUD) as a chronic, treatable condition.

2.   Understand the unique biopsychosocial treatment needs of pregnant and postpartum women.

3.    Understand that the treatment for OUD is a combination of medication treatment with behavioral   and counseling services, and community/ peer support.

Unit 2 objectives:

1.    Demonstrate concrete strategies for overcoming stigma in office / clinical setting and office staff.

2.    Describe strategies to establish and maintain a supportive environment for the mother-infant dyad.

3.    Demonstrate effective communication with mothers with opioid use disorder.

4.   Discern culturally appropriate approaches for specific racial and ethnic groups.

Unit 3 objectives:

1.   Understand the pediatrician’s role in maternal education before and after delivery.

2.   Apply a multi-disciplinary team-based care approach to discharge planning for the mother-infant  dyad.

3.  Describe a Plan of Safe Care and how it supports the continuum of care for women and infants.

Course Details

  • Start Date: November 10, 2020
  • Online Access Expires: November 9, 2023
  • Credit Expires: November 9, 2023
  • Activity Type: Asynchronous Online Course
  • Course ID: 59038


Support for the Plans of Safe Care for Infants Exposed to Opioids online course has been provided by the Cooperative Agreement Number, NU38OT000282 through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 


Leslie Caldarelli, MD, FAAP

Justin Josephsen, MD, FAAP

Mona Prasad, DO, MPH, FACOG

AAP Member: FREE
Non-Member: FREE
Resident Member: FREE

Fellow in Training Member: FREE

Medical Student: FREE

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

  • Enduring Materials

  • AAP Credit Only

  • AAP Credit


  • NAPNAP Credit Contact Hours

  • MOC

  • MOC Part 2

  • AAPA

  • AAPA Credit Hours


Physician - Plans of Safe Care for Infants Exposed to Opioids

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AAP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 1.00 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the AAP.

This activity is approved for 1.00 points of MOC Part 2 credit by the American Board of Pediatrics through the AAP MOC Portfolio Program.  All approved activities must be completed by the MOC Credit Approval End Date. All deadlines and MOC point values should be confirmed by checking the ABP Activity Catalog within each physician’s ABP Portfolio. Consult your ABP portfolio at for details about your specific certification requirements. For questions about how to access this activity, contact

Allied Health Professional - Plans of Safe Care for Infants Exposed to Opioids

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This program is accredited for 1.00 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 0.00 contain pharmacology (Rx) content, (0.00 related to psychopharmacology) (0.00 related to controlled substances), per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines. The AAP is designated as Agency #A17. Upon completion of the program, each participant desiring NAPNAP contact hours must send a completed certificate of attendance to Payment of $15 for NAPNAP members and nonmembers is required via credit card for all NAPNAP contact hour requests. Keep this certificate for your records for six (6) years. Requests for duplicate certificates should be made to the AAP.

PAs may claim a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

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