The Womens Alcohol and Drug Service (WADS)

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CPD: 3 hours
24 March, 9.30am–12.30pm [CC 25951] 
Presenters: Elvira Earthstar, Mary Lazzaro and Katrina Flora
Delivery via Zoom

Opioids and methamphetamine in the perinatal period
The incidence of methamphetamine has increased more than six times since 2011 in WADS. Learn how we care for these women and their babies with a trauma-informed care approach, taking into account the many psycho-social difficulties such as family violence and homelessness. 

This webinar will be given within a multidisciplinary approach, with a midwife and social worker presenting. Learn about opioid use in pregnancy – including prescription use, heroin, methadone, buprenorphine and more – and the effect these substances can have on the baby following birth and breastfeeding. A case study will be presented with discussion from participants encouraged.

This seminar is for nurses and midwives working in the AOD sector.

Cost: this seminar is funded by the Victorian Government and there is no cost to attendees.