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 3

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

In this quarter our campaign aims to highlight the evolution of NAS care, including non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic management, as well as comprehensive care models for the mother-infant dyad in the setting of OUD (opioid use disorder) and NAS.

#NavigatingNAS Webinars

Novel Tools for Caring for Infants with NAS: The Eat, Sleep, Console Experience
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Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Born to Incarcerated Mothers: Clinical and Ethical
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Opioid Use Disorder & Pregnancy: Providing Care During the Opioid Epidemic
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How Does Policy Affect the Care of Infants with NAS?
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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