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Evidence-based interventions for neonatal abstinence syndrome.
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PMID:  25269356     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This review aimed to determine best nursing practice by systematically and critically reviewing the appropriate literature and expert guidelines. Using keyword and literature databases, over 480 journal titles were reviewed. Twenty-four articles and three expert guidelines were chosen. The majority of articles selected as evidence were Level IV--opinions of respected authorities based clinical experiences, descriptive studies, case reports, or reports of experts. Two articles were Level I-II--experimental studies. Results of the review showed that traditional supportive interventions also have a body of evidence for their use. Although there is much research regarding neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), the majority of future research needs to be at a higher level of evidence. Nursing applications include obtaining evidence for best practice through diligent searches of the literature and expert guidelines.
Authors:
Nancy J MacMullen; Laura A Dulski; Paul Blobaum
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nursing     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0097-9805     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:    2014 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505804     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-72, 203     Citation Subset:  N    
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