Assess Best Options for Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Protocols
You’ll get questions about which opioid to use in neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) protocols.
“NOWS” is a newer term for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). NOWS is used when withdrawal in newborn babies is from opioids.
Ensure your protocol continues to include screening newborns for NOWS...and assessing severity using a scoring tool, such as modified Finnegan or the new Eat, Sleep, Console (ESC).