SNHP | Senior Nursing Poster Session

Title

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Management

Presenter Information

Machaela BrassellFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Minor

Nursing

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Dr. Marcia Hobbs, DNS, RN

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

This presentation explores the effects of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in newborns and the management that can be performed by registered nurses to reduce signs of pain, symptomolgy, and time spent in detoxification. While comparison of research shows differences in outcomes related to the use of differing methods of treatment, there is one that shows a significant increase in quality of life of infants treated with it: methadone as a first-line treatment. The determination that comfort measures along with pharmacologic treatment of methadone increase the resiliency of neonates, as compared to other forms of drug therapy, is strong. The studies of multiple published articles will be referred to in this paper but focus on the research conducted by Brown, Hayes, and Thornton (2015) at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in the Journal of Perinatology. By implementing these findings into privately owned hospitals, nurses will have the ability to provide better care for their patients facing this epidemic.

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Nursing

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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Management

This presentation explores the effects of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in newborns and the management that can be performed by registered nurses to reduce signs of pain, symptomolgy, and time spent in detoxification. While comparison of research shows differences in outcomes related to the use of differing methods of treatment, there is one that shows a significant increase in quality of life of infants treated with it: methadone as a first-line treatment. The determination that comfort measures along with pharmacologic treatment of methadone increase the resiliency of neonates, as compared to other forms of drug therapy, is strong. The studies of multiple published articles will be referred to in this paper but focus on the research conducted by Brown, Hayes, and Thornton (2015) at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in the Journal of Perinatology. By implementing these findings into privately owned hospitals, nurses will have the ability to provide better care for their patients facing this epidemic.