4367.0 Bad for Babies --- Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use by Moms

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 4:30 PM
The consequences of maternal alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use constitute a major public health disease burden. This disease burden begins before conception and may continue through the life of the affected child and future generations. Providers of obstetrical care and public health workers are in prime positions to identify pregnant women who may struggle with addiction. Early identification will enable them to provide appropriate early intervention and decrease or eliminate fetal/child harm. This session will provide information regarding obstetric providers’ adherence to best practice smoking cessation guidelines. Attendees will also be provided with tools to maximize disclosure when assessing the pregnant female for illicit drug use. Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of the aggregate disease burden of maternal smoking, alcohol use, and illicit drug use. They will also have tools which may be used to intervene in the medical (obstetrical) setting as well as the public health setting.
Session Objectives: Evaluate and analyze the aggregate burden of maternal drinking on preterm birth for the whole U.S. population across socio-demographic groups. Demonstrate the effectiveness and importance of using the 5 A’s (Ask, Advice, Assess, Assist and Arrange) as a smoking cessation method in pregnant women. Identify screening methods that elicit disclosure of illicit drug use during the first obstetric appointment.
Vanessa Miller, DrPH, APRN

4:30 PM
“Smoking is bad for babies”: Obstetric Care Providers' Smoking Cessation Counseling
Judy C. Chang, MD, MPH, Stewart Alexander, PhD, Cynthia Holland, MPH, Robert Arnold, MD, Douglas Landsittel, PhD, James Tulsky, MD and Kathryn Pollak, PhD
4:50 PM
Obstetric care providers' screening for illicit drug use during pregnancy
Judy C. Chang, MD, MPH, Cynthia Holland, MPH, Meghan K. Schwab, MPH, Diane Dado, MSW, Kevin Kraemer, Doris Rubio, PhD, Keri Rodriguez, PhD, Nancy Day, PhD and Robert Arnold, MD
5:30 PM
Aggregate burden of maternal binge drinking on preterm birth in the United States
Khoa Truong, PhD, Maria Mayorga, PhD and Odette Reifsnider, MS

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Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nursing, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)