Perinatal Substance Use Disorders: Screening & Clinic Model

Sarah is the current social worker and project coordinator for the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics – Maternal Substance Use Disorder (MSUD) Clinic. Sarah’s undergraduate education was completed through University of Iowa, and she will complete a Master of Public Health in 2022.

Meagan received her BA in Sociology from UW-Madison. She has a Master’s in Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and has practiced as a Nurse-Midwife since 2019. Meagan is part of the team that created UIHC’s Maternal Substance Use Disorder clinic.

The Perinatal Substance Use Disorders: Screening and Clinic Model will review screening tools, processes, and the implementation of a perinatal substance use disorder clinical model. This presentation will highlight the need for an interdisciplinary team when caring for this specialized population.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify at least on screening tool for substance use during pregnancy.
  2. Identify at least one step towards creating an interdisciplinary perinatal SUD clinic.
  3. Articulate why trauma informed care is essential when caring for people with perinatal SUDs.


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