Perinatal Substance Use Bundle
Population: Medical & Public Health Professionals Infant Women & Maternal
Topic Area: Access to Quality Healthcare Health Screening Mental Health & Substance Use
The Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative created a perinatal substance use practice bundle to establish a uniform process of identification and intervention from screening at the first prenatal visit to discharge planning and follow-up for both the mother and the baby. The goal is to provide the tools necessary to address the needs of pregnant women who are using licit or illicit substances as well as their newborns who are exposed to the substances. The intended benefit of the practice bundle is to offer support resources to mothers, management recommendations to healthcare providers, and provide a standardized treatment plan for newborns exposed to perinatal substance use or diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome. The practice bundle promotes consistent communication between inpatient and outpatient health care providers and state social services.
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