Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Exploring New Treatment Methods for a Growing Problem

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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Exploring New Treatment Methods for a Growing Problem

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Document Type

Podcast

Hosts

Michael Smith

Featured Speaker

Tamorah R. Lewis, MD, PhD

Length of Episode

8:02

Description

Both in our region and nationally, the occurrence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) has grown steadily over the past few years.

Combining the expertise of neonatologists, pediatric clinical pharmacologists and a multidisciplinary team of caregivers into a single NAS program has put Children’s Mercy Kansas City in a unique position to explore new methods for treating this growing problem.

Children's Mercy has developed a family-integrated process for infants at risk for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.

The goal moving forward is to work with area community hospitals to prenatally identify infants at risk for NAS and provide education to the family before birth.

Dr. Tamorah R. Lewis, a Neonatologist at Children’s Mercy Kansas City, is here to help families better understand NAS.

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Publication Date

7-15-2015

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Exploring New Treatment Methods for a Growing Problem

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