On March 3, 2020 at the RPC Learning Sessio we discussed the intricacies of fetal monitoring - how we utilize it, how we interpret it and how we can improve that process. Teams had the opportunity to network with members from hospitals of similar sizes to discuss strategies and resources to enhance the fetal monitoring process.
Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge has started a family-centered approach to treating opiod-addicted babies called Eat, Sleep, Console (ESC).
This model uses the best care options for baby by giving the family ways they can help their baby.
The family share their story of how they found compassion and understanding at Blue Ridge.
NAS / NOWS:
(The following two videos include detailed information about NAS and appropriate care of and intervention for the infant and family, including developmental and child health outcomes, screening, non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment, evidence-based treatment for women with opioid addiction, and strategies for working with families challenged by addiction.)
Eat Sleep & Console:
We are looking forward to the creation, development and then execution of our next project, a combined effort that will focus on Maternal Substance Use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. This initiative will for the first time engage PQCNC in work that requires specified activities in the pre and post-partum periods. Similarly we will be planning interventions to support the care of newborns born to mothers living with substance use disorder.
Meetings for the Expert Team that will develop the AIM statement, key driver diagram and metrics for this project will begin in January 2020. Launch for this initiative will be January 2021. If you have experience, knowledge, expertise or interest in supporting the creation of such an initiative, please join us. We are calling on mothers, fathers, family members, docs, nurses, therapists, social workers, counselors, hospital and clinic leaders, addiction specialists, midwives, practitioners, public health officials, government leaders, and payers/purchasers of healthcare to consider joining us.
The only requirement for "Expert" is a willingness to read background materials we supply and commitment to joining us for perhaps one face to face meeting and 4 webinars over 6-8 months.
This is an initiative that is critically needed. We have all been touched in different ways by this growing crisis. Please join us in developing an initiative that will allow us to address how we make North Carolina the best place to give birth and be born for families living with maternal substance use disorder.
To join the Expert Team please click here