The goal of this program is to help nurses identify the risk factors, symptoms, and nursing interventions for neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Define neonatal abstinence syndrome and provide three risk factors and five symptoms of NAS.
- Describe five nonpharmacologic interventions for infants exhibiting NAS.
- Discuss three family interventions and educational techniques for the parents of an infant with NAS.