Development of the Eat, Sleep, Console (ESC) Care Tool


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Rikki Chapman
North Country Health Consortium
( 603)259-1731


Feb 14 @ 12-1 pm (via Zoom)
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Audience for this event includes:

Nurses, Physicians, Social Workers, Certified Prevention Specialists, and Licenced Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADCS)...

Anyone who provides services to women who may be at risk for or living with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrom in the North Country. 


This webinar will review approaches to care for opioid-exposed newborns focusing on the Eat, Sleep, Console (ESC) approach developed at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and transformed into a structured patient/family-centered assessment and nonpharmacologic ESC Care Tool.

Short-term health outcomes following introduction of the ESC Care Tool for two Northern New England perinatal quality improvement initiatives will also be presented illustrating the improvements for the care of opioid-exposed infants by using the ESC Care Tool.

The educational presentation will be a Lunch and Learn format, with opportunity for questions and answers/discussion.


Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the main components of the ESC care approach and its development into the ESC Care Tool
  • List key steps for introducing the ESC Care Tool into care of opioid-exposed newborns
  • Describe how implementation of the ESC Care Tool improves health outcomes for opioid-exposed newborns


Dr. Bonny Whalen is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and a newborn hospitalist and Medical Director of the Newborn Nursery at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD).  Dr. Whalen is co-developer of the “Eat, Sleep, Console (ESC) Care Tool” and serves as expert training faculty in use of the ESC Care Tool in a national NIH HEAL funded study and varied perinatal quality collaborative ESC Care Tool QI initiatives. 


Continuing Education Applications are in process for the following: 

Nursing: North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity was approved for 1.0 Nursing Contact Hour(s). Activity #506 

Physician: The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Social Work: This program has been approved for 1.0 Category A Continuing Education Credits by the National Association of Social Workers, NH Chapter. CEU #3888 

Certified Prevention Specialist: This program has been approved by the New Hampshire Prevention Certification Board for 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEUs) in the CPS Domains # 6. 


Questions? Contact Laura Remick: 


This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number G26RH40089 as part of a financial assistance award totaling $499,656 with 100% funded by HRSA/HHS and $0 amount and 0% funded by non-government sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.



Attendance is free of charge for this training opportunity. 

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