Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Comprehensive Education and Needs Training (NASCENT)
To demonstrate that a regional approach to education is an effective method for creating awareness and increasing best practice utilization for opioid prescribing, and identifying and treating opioid-addicted women of childbearing age.
Deliver a response to the NAS epidemic focused on Hartford County’s providers, physician office practices and seven hospitals, as well as hospital providers in southeastern Connecticut.
Reduce non-medically indicated early elective deliveries (EEDs) throughout Connecticut
Providers will have processes in place to review and determine the appropriateness of each EED and, overall, fewer women in Connecticut will have EEDs.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
Human Infants with Mother's Own Milk
Promote breastfeeding exclusivity in the perinatal period
Increase the use of mother’s milk prior to discharge from birthing hospital
Increase perinatal education regarding benefits of breastfeeding and pumping