TABLE 4

Quality Improvement Intervention Timeline

Implementation DateQuality Improvement Interventions
May 2009Methadone protocol trial
November 2009FNASSS training of nursing staff
December 2009Morphine protocol initiated
January 2010NAS LOS project begins
May 2010Protocol revised to decrease morphine initiation criteria and phenobarbital therapy
March 2011Protocol revised to add clonidine therapy and criteria for change to methadone therapy
March 2012Nursing re-education regarding FNASSS