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Scoring System Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Purpose:

To use the drug abstinence score of Finnegan et al from 1975 to help evaluate and manage neonates born to mothers with narcotic addiction.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

other testing, severity, prognosis, stage, adverse effects

ICD-10:

P96.1, Z86.4

Description:

Finnegan et al proposed a scoring system in 1975 for evaluating neonates who were born to mothers with drug addiction and who showed signs of drug abstinence. The score can be used for monitoring the affected infant over time, and to help guide drug intervention if needed.

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