Hospital Resources 

Below is a collection of policies, guidelines, and educational materials developed by different hospitals and organizations participating in the collaborative. See the menu below for these documents sorted by topic. 

We will continue to update these resources on an ongoing basis. If your hospital has any patient or provider resources regarding the care for inpatient management of substance-exposed newborns (SENs) that you would like to share, please email them to Mary Houghton at

General Overview Protocols for Maternal Opioid Use

General Overview Protocols for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Screening for Substance Use/Behavioral Health in Pregnancy

Treating Substance Use in Pregnancy

Coming soon

Scoring for NAS

Non-Pharmacologic Care of Infant at Risk for NAS

Pharmacologic Care of Infant with NAS

Breastfeeding Guidelines

Family Education Materials and Support Tools

General Protocols/ Tools for Mothers and Infants

Other Resources and Tools

Last Updated: 6/18/19

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