A recent national study indicated that illicit drug use is 16.2% among pregnant teens and 7.4% among pregnant women aged 18 to 25 years. Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a drug withdrawal syndrome in newborns following birth. While this is a growing population in our hospitals there remains no standards of care or treatment. PQCNC NICU and Nursery PQIT’s will share strategies and lessons learned while working over a 9-month period to develop potentially better practices and employ QI methodologies to establish a standard of care within North Carolina hospitals.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
February 23, 2015 - Perinatal Quality Improvement Teams (PQITs) from across NC attended the NAS Phase II Learning Session. Guest Speakers included Marty Hatlie, JD, President of Partnership for Patient Safety speaking on patient and family Read more...
January 17, 2015 - NAS teams are continuing with Phase I and preparing to implement Phase II at our upcoming 2/12/15 Learning Session in Raleigh, NC. The Expert Team is finalizing our Phase II NAS Action Plan, Data Collection Tool, and other Read more...