OPQIC is excited to invite you to join Matthew Grossman, M.D. and Stephanie Carner, D.O. as they discuss “’Eat, Sleep, Console: A Family-Centered Approach to Managing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome” on Monday, June 21, 1:30-4:30.
Dr. Grossman is the quality and safety officer at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and in 2015 and 2017, teams he led were awarded the National Pediatric Quality Award from the Children’s Hospital Association. In 2017, he received Yale Medicine’s Excellence in Quality and Safety Award for his approach to caring for infants going through withdrawal after being born to opioid-addicted mothers.
Dr. Grossman’s technique, which is being replicated around the country, recognized that the traditional approach of separating babies from mothers and placing them in the high-stimulation neonatal intensive care unit (and treating them with morphine), was not in the best interest of the baby—or mother. He paired mother and child together in calm settings and urged frequent feedings, comforting, and swaddling.
“Before, babies would stay in the hospital for three or four weeks, but now it’s more like five or six days. And we use way less medication,” says Dr. Grossman, who is also an assistant professor of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine. “It’s been dramatic. The bonding between the mother and child is the treatment.”
Dr. Carner is a neonatologist at Hillcrest Medical Center and will be describing their experience implementing Eat, Sleep, Console.
This opportunity to hear from a nationally recognized expert is open to physicians, nurses and other stakeholders. During this meeting you are encouraged to ask questions, make comments, and discuss ideas to advance the care of pregnant people with substance use disorder.
Registration for this free virtual meeting is now open: https://opqic.org/webinarregistration/
CME for this activity is pending approval and is made possible through the generous support of the STAR Prenatal Clinic (Department of OB/GYN, Section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, at OUHSC)