Dedicated to improving the health outcomes of newborns 

throughout the state of Massachusetts

General Training & Team Development Resources

These resources are intended to help develop multidisciplinary teams and to educate all perinatal staff on ESC methods. 

        >> SENs QI Team Roster Form 

>> NAS Brief Overview PowerPoint 

>> NAS Longer Overview PowerPoint

>> Recorded Webinars (coming soon)

>> Published Articles: 

            >> Rooming-In to Treat Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Improved Family-Centered Care at Lower Cost

            >> An Initiative to Improve the Quality of Care of Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

            >> A Novel Approach to Assessing Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

            >> Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Time for a Reappraisal

            >> Impact of Parental Presence at Infants’ Bedside on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

>> ESC Epic Tool Sheet

>> General NeoQIC NAS Toolkit  (please note that this page is password protected. Please email Mary Houghton to get it)

>> General NAS PowerPoint (coming soon) 

ESC Training Resources 

These resources are intended for providing training to staff that will be participating in ESC assessments and NAS management, including nursing staff caring for newborns and pediatricians managing NAS.

>> ESC Training Video 

>> ESC Training Manual

>> ESC Care Tool with Definitions    

>> ESC Inter-Rater Reliability tool 

>> ESC Newborn care diary 

>> ESC Case Examples with Quiz         >> Quiz Answers

>> ESC simulation cases with worksheets (see the bottom of this page) 

 

Implementation Resources

These resources are intended for the implementation of the ESC tool into your hospital. 

>> ESC Care Tool with Definitions  

>> Sample Algorithms and Protocols

>> Additional Resources in General NAS Toolkit (coming soon)

>> ESC Newborn Care Diary  

>> Sample Nursing Policies (BMC)

Finnegan Prioritization: 

BMC Finnegan Symptom Algorithm

Dartmouth Finnegan Symptom Prioritization Recommendations

Hospital Guidelines, and Resources: 

  1. General Overview Protocols for Maternal Opioid Use

    1. Prenatal PowerPoint (Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock)​

  2. General Overview Protocols for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

  3. Screening for Substance Use in Pregnancy

  4. Treating Substance Use in Pregnancy

  5. Scoring for NAS

  6. Non-Pharmacologic Care of Infant at Risk for NAS

  7. Pharmacologic Care of Infant with NAS

  8. Breast-feeding Guidelines

  9. Family Education Materials

DCF SEN Guidelines

Falmouth Hospital Non-Pharm Interventions 

Falmouth Hospital Mothers Recovery Network

Falmouth Hospital Prenatal Appointment Form 

Falmouth Hospital MDC Information

Falmouth Hospital Parent Brochure

BIDMC Finnegan

BIDMC Antenatal Consult NAS

BIDMC NAS Scoring tool

BIDMC Family Fact Sheet

BIDMC NAS Breastfeeding Guidelines

BIDMC Developmental Care Support for Infants with Newborn Withdrawal

Human Milk Documents 

Importance of Breast Milk 

English

Arabic

Chinese

French

Haitian Creole

Spanish

Portuguese

Tagalog 

Transitioning to Direct Breast Feeding

English

Arabic 

Chinese

French

Haitian Creole

Spanish

Portuguese 

Tagalog

Pumping and Hand Expression

English

Arabic 

Chinese

French

Haitian Creole

Spanish

Portuguese

Tagalog

Skin to Skin

English 

Arabic

Chinese

French

Haitian Creole

Spanish

Portuguese

Tagalog

Vietnamese Documents

Breastmilk is best for premature Babies

Skin to Skin 

Pumping and Hand Expression 

Transitioning to Breast Feeding