Perinatal Opioid Project (POP)
The Neonatal Quality Improvement Collaborative of Massachusetts (NeoQIC) and the Massachusetts Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MPQC) are excited to support a statewide quality improvement initiative focused on improving the care of infants and families impacted by perinatal opioid use and neonatal abstinence syndrome. Building upon years of past work by hospitals and organizations throughout the state, this initiative was formally launched in January 2017 and relies on close collaborations with many state partners, including the Department of Public Health, the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, the Department of Children and Families, Early Intervention, and the Health Policy Commission.
All hospitals that care for mothers or newborns are invited to participate. Please see the drop down menu below to access more information on the various components of our project.
Click here to see the various documents associated with our SEN initiative.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Inpatient Management Quality Improvement Toolkit
MPQC Maternal Opiod Use During Pregnancy Toolkit
Click here to access the MPQC Maternal Opioid Use During Pregnancy Toolkit. This toolkit was developed by all the maternal health providers that encompass the Massachusetts Perinatal Quality Collaborative, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, Boston Medical Center’s STATE OBAT-B, and Institute for Health and Recovery. Additional thanks goes to Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP for Moms) and Massachusetts Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Improvement Network with whom the initial document was conceptualized.'
Massachusetts Resources and Guidelines
Click here to view our Massachusetts Resources and Guidelines page. This page lists state and community organizations and programs that offer guidelines and services for infants and families impacted by perinatal opioid use within the state of Massachusetts.
Eat, Sleep, Console Care Method
This page is for all hospitals participating in the systematic roll-out of the ESC care tool. To access the ESC training page, click here.
This page includes various survey tools developed for the project as well as selected survey results. Please click here to view this page.
Click here to access a collection of policies, guidelines, and educational materials developed by different hospitals engaged in our collaborative.
Cuddler Program Information
The Journey Project
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Dashboard
Click here to view our monthly statewide key metric reports.
NICHQ Training Webinar Series
Click here to obtain information on the 2017 NICHQ QI training webinar series. This webinar series provided structured quality improvement education to participating teams, and lead teams through the initial steps of formulating and conducting a quality improvement project.
Click here to view a list of recent journal publications regarding NAS and perinatal opioid use.
In the Media
To view a list of recent local news articles regarding Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, click here.
Plans of Safe Care
The Plan of Safe Care is a document created jointly by a pregnant or parenting woman, and her provider. This document helps women to think about what services or supports they might find useful, to record their preparations to parent and organize the care and services they are receiving. A POSC can be any family service plan that covers both the parents’ behavioral health/recovery services (including addiction and mental health supports) and family or child-focused services (such as referral to Early Intervention and prenatal care appointments). To learn about the Plan of Safe Care and the Massachusetts statewide effort around implementing it into your practice, click here.
Early Intervention Project
To learn more about the Early Intervention component of the PNQIN Perinatal Opioid Use Project, click here.
National Resources and Guidelines
This page lists national organizations and professional societies that provide guidelines and resources regarding maternal opioid use and neonatal abstinence syndrome. Click here to view this page.
AIM OUD Bundle
Please visit HERE to learn more about the implementation of the MA AIM Initiative, and the prioritization of the AIM OUD Bundle.
Last Updated: 3/3/20