Our panelists discuss ways that stigma can impact outcomes for infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and share practical ways that your unit can respond. Whether you have seen the effects of stigma firsthand or you have wondered how unconscious bias may be affecting how your team cares for infants with NAS, we invite you to listen and engage with us in this informal conversation. We hope that honest dialogue, rich participation, and a willingness to learn will leave participants with a better understanding of the complexities of NAS and specific ways they can combat stigma towards these infants.
Our panelists include a Family Support Specialist with personal experience with NAS, a former NICU RN who fostered infants with NAS, and a Pediatrician and Addiction Medicine Specialist.
**This lunchtime panel is hosted by the Maternal Substance Exposure (MatEx) Workgroup which oversees CPQCC's MatEx Database. The MatEx Database collects data on infants with NAS in order to improve their care. To learn more about this database, submit a help ticket or email firstname.lastname@example.org.**