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Identifying Emergent OB Issues: Practical Skills for Addiction Medicine Specialists

Identifying Emergent OB Issues: Practical Skills for Addiction Medicine Specialists

Presented by Matthias G. Muenzer, MD

This three-part course will provide an overview of pregnancy care for addiction medicine specialists and their teams so that providers can learn how to identify potentially emergent issues when caring for pregnant women with SUD. Topics including physiological changes, common complaints, potential medical issues and complications, treatment, and care will be discussed throughout the timeline of prenatal to 23 weeks, 23 weeks to term, at term, and postpartum.

  • Be able to:
    describe and counsel the patient on the major physiological changes during pregnancy and the common, non-emergent symptoms of pregnancy
  • recognize and perform initial management of obstetrical emergencies during all stages of pregnancy and the postpartum period
  • counsel patients on the effect of substances of abuse and substance use medications on pregnancy

Dr. Muenzer is currently practicing addiction medicine as medical director of three clinics in Massachusetts. Following early career training in anesthesiology, pathology, and surgery, he completed ObGyn training and board certification in both Germany and the US and spent over 2 decades as an ObGyn in hospitals and clinics in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

This course is self-paced and the estimated time to complete is approximately 90 minutes. In addition to viewing the 60-minute video presentation, learners must earn a score of 80% or higher on a post-assessment and complete the post evaluation to receive contact hours or CME credits for completing the course. Supplemental course materials (i.e. pdf of slides) are also provided.

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

This course qualifies for 1. credits of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, Maine’s legislation to address the opioid drug crisis.

  • Estimated Time to Complete: 3 hour (includes viewing recording, and completing both the quiz and evaluation)
  • Registration Fee: FREE for Maine Clinicians
  • CME Credits Offered: 3
  • Computer with Internet connection.
  • Current version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser.
  • You must have javascript enabled.
  • The quiz tools thin the online modules are not fully compatible with smartphones or tablets. In order to avoid issues, such as answers not being recorded, we recommend using a computer to complete the pre- and post-tests.

At the end of the course, there is a post-test, and you will have as many attempts as needed to earn a grade of 80% or higher to receive contact hours or CME credit. The survey to evaluate the course at the conclusion is also required to receive credit.