Smoking during pregnancy: Opportunities for intervention in general practice
On-demand recorded 22 Mar 2021
This webinar will raise patient misperceptions and attitudes about quitting during pregnancy, identify health and other benefits of antenatal cessation and present treatment options for this group. It will also address the feasibility of dealing with multiple addictions, ways to raise the issue of smoking in a non-judgemental way, and indicate resources and services available to GPs for continuity of their cessation care and support.
- Recognise smoking in pregnancy rates among non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal women (including those with other addictions) and understand the risks for mother and baby.
- Discuss the importance of addressing smoking and the benefits of quitting in pregnancy, be aware of common barriers and myths around quitting during pregnancy and recognise the factors and special opportunities for early intervention by GPs for their pregnant patients who smoke.
- Discuss the need/how to raise the issue of smoking in pregnancy in a sensitive, non-judgmental way and effective options for intervention and contra-indications to consider.
- Be aware of practical tips on smoking cessation and relapse prevention, up to date resources and referral pathways for integrated cessation care in association with NSW Health services and programs e.g. the Safer Baby Bundle, NSW Quitline.
This event attracts 2 CPD points
Prof Adrienne Gordon