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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
HomeHealthCeteraIncrease in opioid-dependent women impacts rate of neonates needing treatment

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

Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 11.07.32 AMA 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 mom 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 in to HealthCetera on WBAI 99.5 FM streamed live at wbai.org at 1 PM on Thursday, August 18th or listen to the interview on iTunes here:

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barbara@healthmediapolicy.com

<p>Barbara Glickstein is a co-director of the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, as well as a nurse, media guru and activist in New York City. She is the chairman of the board of Project Kesher and a consultant to many health care organizations and creative projects. She tweets and ‘grams @blickstein.</p>

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