Optimizing care for Neonates at risk for Opiate Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS-NM)


Pilot of Observation and Transport Protocols for Community Hospitals



NOWS-NM is a multi-disciplinary, cross-institutional, statewide project utilizes Quality Improvement methodology, specifically the coaching model, approach in working with community hospitals to work to improve service delivery for infants with opiate exposure in the communities where they are situatued.  Hospitals are provided with specific clinical content education, training, technical assistance, and case consultation opportunities, which are provided by a team of physicians, nurses, care coordinators, and community providers via telehealth at Envision NM.

For more information about NOWS-NM, please contact Dr. Heather Pratt-Chavez, MD or Sarah Sanders, RN, MS.