Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Case Study

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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
• Condition according to Stanford Children’s: when a newborn is going though withdrawals
• Causes according to Stanford Children’s: drug use of the mother while pregnant
• Risk Factors: addiction in mother, no prenatal care, no support system for mother, high stress levels in mother
• Signs and symptoms according to Medline Plus: mottling, excessive crying, irritability, excessive sucking, poor feeding, poor weight gain, hyperactive reflexes, trembling, increased muscle tone, raid breathing, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, sleep problems
• Labs to monitor according to Stanford Children’s: drug screen on mother, drug screen on newborn’s meconium, urinalysis drug screen, neonatal abstinence syndrome scoring system
• Treatment

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