Tara Sundem, NNP

Presentation: Supporting Opioid Dependent Pregnancies Through Collective Impact

Presentation Description:

Hushabye Nursery hopes to engage with pregnant women struggling with opioids and attempt to provide opportunities for recovery by teaming up with other system partners to try and keep Arizona families together.

In November 2020, Hushabye Nursery opened its doors and began offering an innovative and trauma-informed medical care model created by nurse practitioners to treat infants experiencing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Hushabye Nursery is an inpatient detox nursery customized to treat babies born with NAS and provide intensive outpatient family services as part of prenatal and postnatal continuous care. Hushabye Nursery is licensed with the Arizona Department of Health as a Level 1 Sub-Acute facility and is accredited through CARF International. On a national level, only two other facilities provide comparable infant detox programs; however, neither provides the family-based services Hushabye offers.

Presenter Bios:

Tara Sundem, NNP

Tara has over 27 years of experience in Neonatal Nursing, the last 18 as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a primary focus for Tara. Her goal is to improve care for babies with NAS and their families. As Co-Founder of Hushabye Nursery, Tara has developed the HOPPE program (Hushabye Opioid Pregnancy Preparation and Empowerment) serving pregnant women with Opiate Use Disorder.