NPWH Position Statement on Prevention of Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies
Repository Posting Date2017-02-28T20:34:16Z
Lead Author Sigma AffliationNon-member
Level of EvidenceN/A
CINAHL HeadingsFetal Alcohol Syndrome--Prevention and Control; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; Alcohol Abuse--In Pregnancy; Substance Abuse, Perinatal--Risk Factors; Substance Abuse, Perinatal; Prepregnancy Care; Health Behavior--In Pregnancy; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome--Prevention and Control; Nursing Role; Nurse Practitioners
The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) position statement on prevention of alcohol-exposed pregnancies was approved by the Board of Directors August, 2016. NPWH recognizes the critical role of nurse practitioners who provide healthcare for reproductive-aged women in using evidence-based strategies to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies. Prenatal alcohol exposure is the No. 1 preventable cause of birth defects and intellectual and developmental disabilities in children. There is no known safe amount of alcohol use at any time during pregnancy. Therefore, NPWH commits to provide leadership and collaborate with other organizations and agencies to deliver education and skills training for nurse practitioners, develop policies, and conduct or support research in a concerted effort to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies.
DescriptionThis position statement has been previously published as NPWH. (2016). NPWH Position Statement on Prevention of Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies. Women's Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, 4(4), 16-18.
Date of Publication2016-11
Version of PublicationPublisher's Version
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