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Eat, Sleep, Console: Treating babies with an opioid addiction
Montana's Attorney General Tim Fox made a stop in Missoula today to get a tour of Community Medical Center and to get a glimpse of all the work they're doing on campus.
Shaking hands and meeting with multiple physicians, Fox got to see everything from how community medical houses physical therapy, to a special look inside their radiation treatment center.
But one part of the tour really stood out to Attorney General Fox, how CMC treats babies born with an opioid addiction.
As we have previously reported on ABC FOX Montana, when a baby is born to a mother with an opioid addiction, traditionally, the two have been separated and both mother and baby have to go through withdrawal alone.
But CMC is learning the mother and child handle withdrawal better together.
"We follow this program we call: Eat, Sleep, Console," Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician Merlin Bardett Fausett said.
"If the mother can get the baby to eat, if the baby will adequately sleep, and is consolable, we have perimeters for each of these things, then we let the baby stay with the mom."
The goal of this Eat, Sleep, Console method is to help coach the mother from addiction to parenthood. Making it more likely for families to stay together in the end.
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August 12, 2019
Each year, RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) accounts for 33 million acute respiratory illnesses worldwide in children under the age of five. There are more documented cases of RSV per year than pneumonia and flu combined.
Dr. Bardett Fausett (Founder of RMPI) and Dr. Bradley Holbrook (Vice President of the Board of RMPI), both Maternal Fetal Specialists at Community Medical Center, in Missoula, have teamed up with Boeson Research, a Missoula Clinical Research Company, to provide expectant mothers an opportunity to participate in a clinical trial of an investigational RSV vaccine.
To qualify, you need to be between 18-40 years of age and 24-36 weeks pregnant. Qualified participants will receive compensation for their time, travel, and medical examinations. Call Boeson Research at (406) 763-8833 for more information.
April 1, 2019
In April 2019, NBC FOX MONTANA (in their Montana Treasures series) did a wonderful two-part report on Dr. Bardett Fausett, a perinatologist at Missoula's Community Medical Center, and Founder of Rocky Mountain Perinatal Institute.
In the Montana Treasure special, Sarah Gravlee reports:
"In Montana, when you have a complicated medical issue you're often sent out of state to see specialists.
"There is one specialist in western Montana who is bucking that trend.
"Pregnant mothers from all over the region are being sent to see Dr. Bardett Fausett at Missoula's Community Medical Center.
"He's a maternal fetal medicine specialist who focuses on treating babies and mothers while baby is still in the womb.
"Patients we spoke to said Dr. Fausett has a unique way of making them feel appreciated and safe."
Dr. Fausett is one of several outstanding physicians and professionals who guide Rocky Mountain Perinatal Institute in our mission to help medical caregivers take care of their patients, close to home, through resources, collaboration and support.