Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Literature Review
Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a condition whereby some infants exposed to particular substances in utero experience a variety of postnatal withdrawal symptoms shortly after birth. Increased rates of NAS have been reported in Canada over the past decade. This review provides information about the development and effects of NAS, modes of assessment, treatment options (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological), care guidelines for parents and caregivers, and primary prevention strategies.
Your Healthy Baby (I Am Your Child Series)
In order to give a child a healthy start in life, parents and caregivers need the most up-to-date information on children’s health and nutrition issues.
In this video, Phylicia Rashad delivers expert advice on how parents can help their children establish healthy habits, with information on:
- How to maintain good health during pregnancy
- Bottle-feeding versus breast-feeding
- When you and your child should visit the doctor
- What foods to feed your child and when
- The importance of exercise
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Reducing the Risk in the Circle of Life
Graham Greene narrates this video that describes strategies for reducing the occurrence of SIDS. Discussion of SIDS and the risk reduction strategies involve key interviews with Aboriginal parents, health professionals, and an Elder. The video is accompanied by a study guide, which can be used to lead group discussion. Audience: expectant parents, caregivers, health professionals.Audience: Expectant parents, caregivers, and health professionals.SKU: 2-V-204
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Fact Sheet, 2020
Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a condition whereby infants who are exposed to particular substances in the womb experience a variety of withdrawal symptoms shortly after they are born. This fact sheet shares information about the signs and symptoms of NAS, treatment, at-home care recommendations, and potential long-term outcomes.SKU: 2-906