Welcome to this training module on delivering very brief advice on smoking (VBA) to pregnant women, including carbon monoxide (CO) screening. 

Smoking in pregnancy poses significant health risks to the mother and to the baby. VBA is a proven intervention to trigger quit attempts that has the potential to improve the health and save the lives of both mother and baby. 

All staff coming into contact with pregnant women have a role to play, mainly through triggering quit attempts by delivering very brief advice on smoking.

This course is aimed at helping members of the midwifery team to deliver VBA on smoking to women and families.

Study time: 1 hour

Feedback from learners:

I enjoyed the videos.
Really informative and useful. being a midwife student, this helped me to gain more information regarding VBA. Thanks.
Good session. Very informative and topic-focused.
Excellent refresher since information is constantly changing
Very helpful and well organised.

Original content: 2016
Updated: 2022