The Eat, Sleep, Console Care Approach for Infants With Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome
New England Journal of Medicine Publication
Until recently, there has not been an evidence-based, standard of care for infants with NOWS. However, just published in the New England Journal of Medicine, are findings from the Eat, Sleep, Console clinical trial that show the ESC care approach can be more effective than the traditional care method for infants experiencing opioid withdrawal symptoms.
Hear from the Researchers
Researchers Dr. Leslie Young, Dr. Lori Devlin and Dr. Stephanie Merhar discuss their research findings, how ESC care approach is better and why it matters.
Learn more about NOWS and ESC
- Release: “Eat, Sleep, Console” reduces hospital stay and need for medication among opioid-exposed infants | NICHD
- Help for Babies Born Dependent on Opioids | NIH Director's Blog
- ECHO Research Summary
- Pregnant People With Substance Use Disorders Need Treatment, Not Criminalization | NIDA
- ACTing Now to Help Infants Across America – HEAL Research Spotlight
- About Opioid Use During Pregnancy | CDC
- Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome | National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (hhs.gov)
Help for Babies Born Dependent on Opioids
Learn how the ESC clinical trial is testing a non-medication treatment for NOWS in about two dozen hospitals nationwide by getting families involved as much as possible in addressing NOWS by comforting the babies and helping them eat and sleep.
Making a Difference
Learn more about how HEAL research is making a difference in providing evidence-based care for babies exposed to opioids.
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