5/16/19 - Re-thinking How to Help Opioid-Exposed Infants and Their Families

Elisha Wachman, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Attending Neonatologist, Boston Medical Center

Brief Summary of Lecture
Dr. Wachman will summarize the evidence to support the use of non-pharmacologic care methods to improve neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) outcomes including breastfeeding, rooming-in, and parental presence and will introduce the Eat, Sleep, Console (ESC) NAS Assessment method and tool. Dr. Wachman will also give an overview of the current evidence to support various pharmacologic treatment protocols for NAS, including morphine versus methadone and the use of PRN dosing. She will also discuss the roll-out of non-pharm care bundle and ESC across the Massachusetts collaborative

Date and Time: Thursday, May 16, 8-9 a.m.


  • John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center

    UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3 Conference Center
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224