Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Treatment Program

Good Shepherd Pediatrics Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Treatment Program provides around-the-clock inpatient care to treat the complex medical needs of infants and children with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). We provide medical management of symptoms and weaning from medications as needed.

Drug withdrawal most frequently affects the central nervous system, gastrointestinal, autonomic and respiratory systems. Symptoms can present as early as 1 to 3 days after birth, or may take 5 or 10 days to appear. They may include mottling of skin, diarrhea, vomiting, excessive or high-pitched crying, excessive sucking, fever, hyperactive reflexes, irritability, rapid breathing, stuffy nose, sweating, seizures, sleep problems and trembling.

The Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Treatment Program is designed to:

  • Address both children’s development and nutrition at the same time through an expert team approach
  • Provide medication management and weaning to reduce irritability and establish self-calming skills
  • Improve sleep cycles and adjust to stimuli needing pain medication

Multidisciplinary Care Team

Led by a pediatric physiatrist, Good Shepherd Pediatrics’ NAS Treatment Program provides a developmentally appropriate, low-stimulation environment where a multi-disciplinary team provides medication management and weaning.

  • Pediatric physiatrist and pediatric hospitalist
  • Nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Care management
  • Neuropsychology
  • Counseling
  • Dietary

Contact Us to Get Started

For more information, please call 1.888.44.REHAB (73422) or fill out the form below.

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