Substance Exposed Infants (SEI)

Discover how specialist and community collaboration in substance exposed infants can benefit you and your patients.

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Improve Access to Complex Care Treatment

Most women in substance use treatment are of childbearing age and often face a host of complex and entwined issues.

Improve Patient Outcomes

Investing time to learn how to provide specialty treatment to your patients in your primary care office, where they are most comfortable, can improve patient outcomes.

Grow Your Primary Care Practice Capacity

Research shows that providers who attend Project ECHO sessions increase their ability to treat patients and offer community resources and referrals to patients and caregivers. When multiple providers in one practice attend the same or different ECHOs, capacity to treat patients expands exponentially.

How to Participate

Access your ECHO clinics from anywhere, using your computer or mobile device.

  • Register for your Project ECHO of choice
  • 1 continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, and social workers per 60-minute session attended
  • No-charge consultation with a multidisciplinary team of specialists on active cases
  • No homework
  • IT support available

Learning Objectives

The SEI program is designed to build competency for complete infant and family care within the State of New Jersey support systems of: maternal-child clinical care, substance misuse, child welfare, and social services.

It will help providers and community workers:

  • Implement evidence-based protocols supported by current literature, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches for treatment substance exposed infants (SEI)
  • Integrate universal screening and understanding of the current reporting system for infants born substance exposed
  • Develop practice standards for family-centered care for SEIs and their families
  • Establish collaboration to ensure a successful transition of care from birthing hospital to “home”

Substance-Exposed Infants ECHO Session Leaders

  • Kaitlan Baston, MD, Division Head, Addiction Medicine, Cooper University Healthcare
  • Charlotte Nussbaum, MD, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, Cooper University Healthcare
  • Iris Jones, LPC, LCADC, Therapist, Addiction Medicine, Cooper University Healthcare
  • Michelle Rupe, MSW, Program Manager, Division of Child Protection & Permanency, Department of Children & Families
  • Michelle Dickerson, PhD (c), RNC-NIC, RNC-MNN, RN-BC, CBC, NICU Educator, Jersey City Medical Center, RWJBH

Substance-Exposed Infants ECHO Curriculum

Biweekly Wednesdays 12:00pm-1:00pm

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SEI ECHO ACCME Accreditation

Click Here to Review the Following Continuing Education Information

NAS/SEI Registration Link
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