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About
Improving care for infants and families affected by NAS.
Problem
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

A postnatal withdrawal syndrome characterized by neurological irritability, gastrointestinal dysfunction and autonomic hyperactivity.

Symptoms include crying, tremors, fever, poor sleep and feeding, vomiting, and respiratory distress. They occur in 60-90% of exposed newborns and can last up to 4-6 months.

In-utero drug exposure can have long term impact on nutrition, growth, attachment and developmental outcomes.

4
Babies are
born every hour
with NAS
5.4%
Of women report
drug use during
pregnancy
5 x
Increase in
NAS
prevalence
17%
Substance exposed
infants are
born premature
$1.5Bil
Aggregate
health care
cost

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry

American Society Of Addiction Medicine, 2000
Did You Know?
Substance use disorder affects all ethnic, race, age and socioeconomic groups.

Drug use in pregnancy can lead to spontaneous abortion, preterm delivery, fetal hypoxia, fetal growth restriction and NAS.

Pregnancy is a pivotal point for seeking treatment for substance use disorder.

Maternal intervention and support improves pregnancy and newborn outcomes.

Treatment is multidimensional and includes medication, counseling and behavioral therapy.

Solution
NASCEND’s Continuum of Care
An effective, comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach that improves the quality of care by promoting maternal bonding, compliance and caregiver satisfaction while reducing health care costs. The continuum engages families as early as the first trimester of pregnancy and follows care through the first three years of age.
Prenatal Consultation
Maternal recovery and compliance
Family engagement
Destigmatization
Transparency
Universal Education and Training
Community education
Bedside nursing care
Family engagement
Finnegan competency
Trauma-informed care
Supporting maternal recovery
Early Newborn Intervention
Newborn care
Comfort measures
Maternal bonding
Breastfeeding
Newborn Nutrition
Gentle nutrition
Growth optimization
Feeding techniques
Higher breastfeeding rates
Newborn Treatment
Opioid protocols
Dual therapy
Difficult cases
Preterm guidelines
Recognition and early capture
Discharge
Infant follow-up
Nutritional support
Family support and services
Developmental
Bayley I I I
Newborn through 3 years old follow-up
Early recognition and intervention
Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences
Technology and Training
Training
National Certification
Live On-site Training
Turn-key Implementation
Personalized Webinars
Real-time Data & Progress Tracking
Guaranteed to Improve Care

TECHNOLOGY DEMOS COMING SOON

Demo Coming Soon
Technology
Intuitive LMS
Integrated Bedside Tool (Improves feeding, sleep, consoling)
Unique Music Device
User-friendly Finnegan Scoring App
Team
Dedicated to transforming the experience of NAS.
Team
K. Dawn Forbes, MD, MS, FAAP
Founder and CEO
Talley Russell
Director of Operations
William Ryan, PhD
Technology and Education Consultant
Dedicated to public benefit
NASCEND is a certified pending B-corp dedicated to public benefit with a mission that is greater than profit. From corporate practices to community outreach, NASCEND strives to operate with compassion, diligence, transparency and foremost integrity. We cultivate opportunities for our employees, the local economy and platforms for community change. We use only what we need and give back everything that we can, all with a focus on our shared environment
Contact Us
3044 Bardstown Road #1111
Louisville, KY 40205
1-833-LMS-4NAS