Finnegan's NAS scoring system

  1. Hello! I'm in my last semester of nursing school, currently precepting in the NICU. I'm interested in learning more about the NASS; however, I cannot find any evidenced-based research to support that this scoring system is superior to other scoring systems like the Lipsitz, for example. I know that Finnegan's is the most widely used scoring system, but again, why? Thank you in advance for any insight you may have.
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  3. by   NicuGal
    I'm not really sure why except that the Finnegan's has more data to look at, the other one only has a few and they arent' as specific. The Finnegan's does separate some things out like the respiratory rate with or without retractions, the sleep cycles.