VIBROTACTILE STIMULATION: A NON-PHARMACOLOGICAL INTERVENTION FOR OPIOID-EXPOSED NEWBORNS

October 18, 2018

The Study

In 2017, this study reported the therapeutic potential of SVS as a complementary drug-free intervention for withdrawal in opioid-exposed newborns. Twenty-six opioid-exposed newborns were included with observations and data recorded with SVS on and then off for all infants.

The Findings

SVS significantly reduced excessive body movements and improved the incidents of healthy breathing and heart rates. 

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