Neonatal Abstinence Scoring System (NASS)

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NICU Staff created a parents guide to educate families with newborns who experience withdrawal symptoms caused by the effects of maternal drug use from a Caring Science perspective.

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  • 1. Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Caritas in Action How Caring Science informs and inspires KP caregivers and affirms our commitment to provide our patients and their families exceptional care Caritas Consortium 2014 Neonatal Abstinence Scoring System (NASS) Honoring Health, Healing & Wholeness

2. Neonatal Abstinence Scoring System (NASS) Intent to Contribute Statement: Linda Ackerman, Perinatal Services Director/CEL, and the NICU Staff at AMC created a parents guide to educate families with newborns who experience withdrawal symptoms caused by the effects of maternal drug use from a Caring Science perspective. This information will put families at ease providing comfort and open dialogue with the healthcare providers to ensure both mother and baby receive the best possible care and support. This guide gives parents knowledge about what tools (Neonatal Abstinence Scoring System) our healthcare providers use, why its important, how to respond to withdrawal symptoms, and how the parents play a special role in supporting their baby with the healthcare team. Page 2 3. Inspired Contributor(s): Linda Ackerman Caritas Coach ------ Service Area: Diablo Medical Center: ANT Affiliation: PCS ------ Year Shared: 2014 Venue: Caritas Consortium Format: Poster ID #: Q01 Keyword TAGs: Identifier Consortium2014-June, Diablo, Antioch, Poster, Caritas Coach, Patient Care Services, Maternal Child Health Education & Staff Dev, Hospital Initiatives, Patients/Families Descriptor Mentoring/Empowering Others Page 3 Neonatal Abstinence Scoring System (NASS) 4. Page 4 Neonatal Abstinence Scoring System (NASS) >

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