[CG] Quit Your Way Pregnancy Inpatient Pathway, Obstetrics

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Abstract

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AIM: 

To refer pregnant smokers motivated to quit to the QYW Pregnancy Service. Ward staff to ensure smokers not motivated have symptom management for nicotine withdrawal if required.

STATEMENT: 

Patients admitted to the antenatal wards may be motivated to quit smoking.

Acute maternity services therefore provide a window of opportunity for smoking cessation interventions.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Smoking Policy does not permit patients to smoke whilst in hospital (including hospital grounds).

Acute maternity services therefore require to:

a) Ask patients about tobacco use on admission to hospital and document in their medical records.
b) Support quit attempt
c) Manage nicotine withdrawal symptoms in patients to support policy compliance.

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Last reviewed: 06 March 2020

Next review: 06 March 2023

Author(s): Karen Mather

Version: 2.1