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Increase in opioid-dependent women impacts rate of neonates needing treatment

Increase in opioid-dependent women impacts rate of neonates needing treatment

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS, that can occur in newborns whose mothers are addicted. NAS is usually due to opioid withdrawal, though it can occur as a result of other drug or alcohol withdrawal.
Sasha Winslow-Smith, a NYS registered professional nurse with a background in pediatrics and neonatal care discusses this issue with HealthCetera host Barbara Glickstein. Winslow-Smith shares how the health care team provides clinical care to the newborn and support for the new mo so she can parent effectively and manage parenthood. Focusing on family-centered care, maternal-child bonding, and creating access to treatment for her substance use. She emphasizes how this care must extend beyond the hospital stay into her life at home in her community.
Tune into HealthCetera Thursday, August 18 at 1 PM to hear this interview or listen to it here.

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