‘Rooming-in’, an effective alternative treatment for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome?

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Although recent studies suggest that ‘rooming-in’ is associated with a decreased need for pharmacological treatment and length of stay for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), more research is required to determine the effective components and short-term and long-term NAS outcomes, including risks. Professor Alison Twycross talks to Dr Karen A McQueen, Lakehead University School of Nursing, Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada, about her recent commentary published by Evidence-Based Nursing: “‘Rooming-in’ could be an effective non-pharmacological treatment for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome”. Read it for free for the next two months on the EBN website: https://ebn.bmj.com/content/21/4/110. Commentary on: MacMillan, KDL. et al. Association of rooming-in with outcomes for neonatal abstinence syndrome: a systematic review with meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatr. 2018; 172; 345-351.

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