Opioid Use Disorders in Pregnancy

Program Date: 3 October 2019
Publication Date: 30 January 2020
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll discuss the process for screening pregnant women with opioid use disorder; identify intervention options; and review resources and recovery services.

Course Objectives:

•Discuss the process for screening pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD).
•Identify intervention options for OUD patients.
•Review resources and recovery services.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 1000, 4130, 5350
  • Performance Indicators: 2.1.7, 2.2.4, 4.1.5
  • Run Time: 60

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Barbara Parilla, MD, FACOG, FASAM

Dr. Parilla is board certified in both Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She is part of the OB clinical leadership team for the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative's initiative "Mothers and Neonates affected by Opioids." She is a speaker for the Buprenorphine Waiver Course jointly sponsored by ACOG and ASAM. She also serves on the Illinois Morbidity and Mortality Review Committee, specifically the subcommittee that reviews homicides and overdoses. She was the recipient of the March of Dimes Physician Award in 2016 for her work in the area of opioid use disorders in pregnancy.

Dr. Parilla received her undergraduate and medical degree from Stony Brook University, and her fellowship training at Northwestern University, where stayed on as a full-time faculty member for 14 years. She then spent the next 14 years with Advocate Medical Group, where she served as the Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Lutheran General Hospital. She joined Rush Medical Group in April 2018.


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