Navigating NAS

Navigating NAS

AAP Campaign/Toolkits

In the setting of the national opioid epidemic, the Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine’s TECaN Group (Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists) is engaging in a national effort to empower and educate providers about Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.

The #NavigatingNAS Campaign will feature four quarters, each devoted to a different aspect of the continuum of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Each quarter will provide educational materials for clinical practice and resources for families in addition to webinars, podcasts, and social media outreach.

Quarter 1: November-January
Quarter 2: February-April
Quarter 3: May-July
Quarter 4: August-October





Welcome to Quarter 4

NAS: Beyond Discharge Home

The final quarter of our campaign aims to highlight safe discharge home, neurodevelopment, and support for NAS infants and families at home.

Quarter 4 – Beyond Discharge Home


Conversation Guide
Prenatal Consultation Form.

Additional Resources
Articles of Interest


Quarter 3 – Caring for the Mother-Infant Dyad with NAS: Where Are We Now?


Quarter 1 – Understanding the Opioid Epidemic


Resources to Address the
Opioid Epidemic

Policies, provider educator opportunities and more.

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
Shared principles to address the opioid crisis from numerous medical organizations.

State and National Fact Sheets
Policy solutions to support vulnerable children and families.

Poster on Safe Storage &
Disposal of Medications

Available in English and Spanish.



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A pregnancy provides an opportunity to IDENTIFY and TREAT women with substance use disorders #NavigatingNAS #ACOG #AAPNeonatal

Care during pregnancy must differentiate opioid use in the context of medical care, opioid misuse and untreated opioid use #NavigatingNAS #ACOG #AAPNeonatal

Words matter. "If we want addiction destigmatized, we need a language that's unified" #NavigatingNAS #ACOG #AAPNeonatal