Development and implementation of a pharmacist-managed, neonatal and pediatric, opioid-weaning protocol.

@article{Johnson2014DevelopmentAI,
  title={Development and implementation of a pharmacist-managed, neonatal and pediatric, opioid-weaning protocol.},
  author={Melissa R. Johnson and David R Nash and Mary R Laird and Robert C Kiley and Michael Anthoney Martinez},
  journal={The journal of pediatric pharmacology and therapeutics : JPPT : the official journal of PPAG},
  year={2014},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          165-73
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the length of wean and abstinence severity in neonatal and pediatric patients with neonatal abstinence syndrome or iatrogenic opioid dependence treated with a pharmacist-managed, methadone-based protocol compared with physician-managed patients treated with either methadone or dilute tincture of opium (DTO). METHODS This was a prospective, single-centered, interventional evaluation of 54 pharmacist-managed patients versus 53 retrospective, physician-managed patients… CONTINUE READING
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