Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative

Hospital discharge data from 2012 to 2016 demonstrates a significant increase in the number of infants with a diagnosis of substance exposure in utero (3.0 per 1,000 births to 13.2 per 1,000 births, respectively). The aim of the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) initiative is to reduce length of stay among infants with NAS from 16.3 to 14.7 by September 30, 2021. The 46 hospitals participating in this initiative have access to the Vermont Oxford Network Universal Training Program for NAS and complete an annual audit.

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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative Webinar Series

Eat, Sleep, Console

January 14, 2020

Presenters: Alan Picarillo, MD, FAAP and 

Ravi Patel, MD, MSc

Eat, Sleep, Console (pdf)

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Opioids and Pregnancy

December 10, 2019

Presenter: Sejal Tamakuwala, DO

Webinar on YouTube

Opioids and Pregnancy (pdf)

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Breastfeeding and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

November 20, 2019

Presenter: Claire Eden, BA, IBCLC, RLC

Webinar on YouTube

Breastfeeding and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (pdf)

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Across Systems - What We Can Do and How We Can Help

October 8, 2019

Presenter: Wrayanne Glaze Parker, LPC, CACII, CPS, CARES and 

Shannon Jones, RNC

Webinar on YouTube

Across Systems - What We Do and How We Can Help (pdf)

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Improving NAS Outcomes: Creating a Culture of Recovery

September 10, 2019

Presenters: Ravi Patel, MD, MSc,

Brittany Smith, MSNEd., RNC-NIC and Angie Reese

Webinar on YouTube

Improving NAS Outcomes: Creating a Culture of Recovery (pdf)

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Effects of In-Utero Exposure to Opioids

 August 13, 2019

Presenter: Deepa Ranganathan, MD, MPH 

Webinar on YouTube

Effects of In-Utero Exposure to Opioids (pdf)

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The Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative: Standardization of NAS Protocols

July 9, 2019

Presenter: Sandra Ford, MSN, CPNP

Webinar on YouTube

The Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative: Standardization of NAS Protocols (pdf)

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Reporting NAS in Georgia

June 11, 2019

Presenters: Elise Barnes, MPH and 

Deepa Ranganathan, MD, MPH

Webinar on YouTube

Reporting NAS in Georgia (pdf)

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VON NAS Universal Training

May 14, 2019

Topic: John McGregor, EdD and 

Courtney Scott

Webinar on YouTube

Improving Outcomes for Infants and Families (pdf)

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