A multidisciplinary program to manage
opioid-dependent newborns in communities across South Carolina


Since 2011, the SC Birth Outcomes Initiative sponsored by the SC Department of Health and Human Services has hosted a multidisciplinary working group of stakeholders to discuss behavioral health challenges during pregnancy. One of the primary areas of focus for this group has become the rapid rise in opioid use disorders during pregnancy and subsequent neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) due to opioid withdrawal at birth. This guidance is an effort to provide an approach to care for the opioid-dependent mother and her newborn that combines evidence, innovation, and the needs of a variety of stakeholders, including families, hospitals, and SC Medicaid programs.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Social Workers

Learning Objectives

By the end of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the scope of the problem of neonatal abstinence syndrome and the need for an effective, efficient care model in SC
  • Use knowledge about the roots and co-morbidities of addiction to provide compassionate care to mothers with opioid use disorders
  • Assist the leadership team in developing tools and process change that will prepare the facility for MAiN implementation
  • Apply role-specific care using the MAiN model for qualified patients

Additional Information

Competencies this activity addresses: 
Apply quality improvement
Employ evidence-based practice
Interprofessional communication
Patient care and procedural skills
Provide patient-centered care
Teams and teamwork
Work in interdisciplinary teams
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 Attendance
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6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 Attendance


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If you are interested in taking this course, please contact Katie Howle.