Provides an overview of the extent and impact of tobacco, alcohol and other drug use by pregnant women in the United States. Gives nurses evidence-based strategies to support families dealing with these issues. Presents current knowledge about the effects of commonly used substances on maternal and child health. Describes nursing strategies for assessment, intervention and referral. Discusses social and ethical issues.
This course was developed by the March of Dimes, which will provide the contact hours and process the continuing education tests. The March of Dimes is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. It has been assigned code 6R2GNS-PRV-06.
They offer courses on a broad range of topics designed to help perinatal nurses integrate scientific and clinical advances into the care of mothers and babies. Nursing modules are written for nurses, by nurses, and are a cost-effective way for nurses and certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) to earn continuing education credit.