This 2019 report from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides recommendations to the Indian Health Service on appropriate assessment and treatment of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) in American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) populations. The report includes recommendations for screening, diagnosis and treatment of mothers and infants affected by prenatal opioid exposure. The report emphasizes the importance of supportive, culturally appropriate care as well as prioritizing the infant-mother bond.
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health
Recommendations on screening, assessment and treatment of American Indian/Alaskan Native mothers and infants with neonatal opiate withdrawal syndrome from the American Academy of Pediatrics