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NAS/NOWS 

Our Neowithdrawal© education and technology supports clinicians and caregivers and "cuddlers" caring for infants diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), also known as Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS).  Neowithdrawal© can provide Continuing Nursing Education hours for multiple methods of NAS or NOWS care.  Developed with support from the National Institue on Drug Abuse, our online platform provides 7 educational modules plus a unique approach to competency evaluation and engagement of parents during the rooming in period. Content can be customized for specific provider policies or adapted to support research initiatives relating to NAS.

CNE Training and Competency

Our online CNE training can address the Eat Sleep and Console Rooming-in concepts or FNAST. Both programs provide competency scenarios enabling more consistent team implementation.

NAS Electronic Bedside

Our mobile bedside tool provides documention of bedside assessments, recommendations, and educational content to assist caregivers improve their non-pharmacologic care techniques.

Custom Research

Our platform and content is customizable to accomodate specific policies or research of changes in methods for quality improvement or adjunct  treatments. We can integrate with academic and EHR systems, incorporate screening, EMA and Contingency Management.

Our Mission

We will provide accessible technology to assist those who are caring for persons affected by Substance Use Disorders (SUD). Our team has experience working with caregivers and family members who have been affected by substance use. We believe infants exposed prenatally to substances  and caregivers warrant support to enhance their outcomes and recovery path.

Latest News

AWHONN 2023 New Orleans Poster 87

Maureen Shogan, MN, RNC Clinical Director will be presenting a poster at AWHONN (#87) in New Orleans titled “Validating Nurse Competency for Eat, Sleep, Console Care Using Mobile Devices”. Please[…]

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Managed Health Connections, LLC FCOI Policy

Managed Health Connections, LLC Conflict of Interest Policy Revised May 11, 2023 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has adopted regulations (42 CFR Part 50 Subpart F and 45 CFR[…]

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Research Collaborations

In addition to our clinical team, we have had the pleasure to work with several research collaborators who serve a subject matter experts and advisor. Here are a few of our current collaborations.

Addictions Research Elson Floyd College of Medicine

Dr. Sterling McPherson is an leader in Experimental Psychology and Quantitative Methods. He and his team have been lead collaborators on the development of NAS products. Dr. McPherson and Dr. Mike McDonnel,a Clinical Psychologist and Professor at the College of Medicine have also collaborated on Contingency Management solutions to reduce alcohol use.

Alzheimer’s Research WSU Psychology Department

We are a sub-awardee on a Department of Defense grant working with Dr. Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe to develop EMMA, a digital memory notebook for persons with cognitive impairment. The project also includes a mastery based training component which supports machine learning to adapt the skill lessons to the user performance.

Additional Collaborations and Future Directions

Our experience includes assisting a regional hospital acquire and implement a CMS Innovation grant to reduce hospital mortality and support for training related to smoking cessation. Look forward to additional projects to support stigma training and implementation of Just in Time Adaptive Interventions with additional collaborators.

Our Team

Team Information Coming Soon

Kim Johnson

Founder

Fan of Barcelona, (yes even without Messi, I grew up on the Cubs and Bears) Movies, and the Maroons. Strengths include Ideation and Individualization

Maureen Shogan MN,RNC

Clinical Director

Maureen has provided clinical education training throughout the country. Go Zags

James Pettit

Senior Developer

An EWU Eagle grad, James handles development and operations of our secure environments.

Thomas Johnson

Digital Editing and Test

An Oregon Duck grad, Thomas serves as test engineer and video editor/animator. Ask him about his experiences in China or his passion for Land Cruisers

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