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AUCD: Concurrent Sessions: Group 6: A Transdisciplinary Model of Change: a Family Centered approach to treating Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.


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Jennie Jacob, MSPT, Physical Therapist
The University of Arizona, LEND


Opioid exposure in neonates continues to be a national epidemic with significant hospital costs and public health implications. Banner University Medical Center?Tucson NICU has changed its model of care by utilizing the family as primary treatment for substance exposed infants. This model has resulted in decreased postnatal opioids, reduced length of stay, decreased hospitalization costs and strain on public resources, and increased preservation of the family unit.

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