Caring for Our Most Fragile Patients with
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Donnalee Segal, MSN, BA, RN
Nurse Director
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

The purpose of this activity is to increase the understanding of the care needed for babies with NAS in the inpatient setting.


  • Describe RI opioid crisis statistics and NAS statistics and its impact
  • Describe and identify problems in NAS programs
  • Describe the process of implementation of the NAS program at WIHRI
  • Examine data that compares past and present state of NAS program at WIHRI
  • Examine the meaning of family-centered care and how it impacts and drives a program in a positive direction

No CE credit available