A Guideline Weaning Opiate Dependent Infants

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Identifier 2013_Standing
Title A Guideline Weaning Opiate Dependent Infants
Creator Standing, Lyn England
Subject Advanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Substance Withdrawal Syndrome; Opioid-Related Disorders; Infant; Neonatal; Disease Management; Abstinence Syndrome; Maternal-Fetal Exchange; Practice Guideline
Description The scholarly project will provide an evidence-based guideline for the pharmacologic management of infants suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome. Neonatal abstinence syndrome increases the infant's length of hospital stay, impairs maternal-infant relationships, and impairs neurodevelopment (Patrick et al., 2012; Velez & Jansson, 2008). Sixty to 80% of infants whose mother took illicit opiates during pregnancy display signs and symptoms of NAS and the rate of infants diagnosed with NAS has increased from 1.2% to 3.4% from the year 2000 to 2009 (Bio, Siu, & Poon, 2011; Patrick et al., 2012; N. S. Seligman et al., 2010). An initial evidence-based literature review was conducted to assess outcomes of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome medically managed with different medications such as morphine, phenobarbital, methadone, clonidine, and buprenorphine. Further literature reviews will insure inclusion of all current relevant studies. In this project, I will provide an evidence-based guideline to provide a standardized approach to the medical treatment of NAS. This proposal includes the process of implementation, evaluation of the guidelines, and submission of a manuscript to a scholarly journal.
Relation is Part of Graduate Nursing Project, Doctor of Nursing Practice
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2013
Type Text
Rights Management © 2013 College of Nursing, University of Utah
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Collection Nursing Practice Project
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s64b5zhd
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Setname ehsl_gradnu
Date Created 2014-01-29
Date Modified 2018-01-30
ID 179556
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64b5zhd
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