All pregnant women should be referred to Quit Your Way - Pregnancy Service (see Appendix 6 for contact details).
If the patient does want to stop smoking then refer them to the Quit Your Way - Hospital Service (see Appendix 6 for contact details or refer on TrakCare). The Stop Smoking advisor will:
If the patient does not want to stop smoking then assess whether they need symptomatic relief for acute nicotine withdrawal.
The manufacturer recommends 24 hour use of the patch to avoid morning cravings but it can be used for 16 hours to avoid sleep disturbance. Endorse Kardex "For Acute Withdrawal only" and review need daily.
Last reviewed April 2018