Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Pregnancy and Substance Abuse

Speakers:
Mary Mueller, R.N., B.ScN
Tannice Fletcher-Stackhouse N.P.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify the prevalence of substance use in pregnancy and for women in their childbearing years
  2. Participants will be able to list the effects that opiates and alcohol have on the developing baby
  3. Participants will be able to identify effective strategies to help pregnant women abstain from or reduce substance abuse in pregnancy
  4. Participants will identify the role of the nurse in the prevention and treatment of substance use in pregnancy.
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