National Drug Strategy
National Drug Strategy

Intergovernmental committee on Drugs working party on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Monograph

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Australia: An Update

June 2012

7. Health Professionals’ Knowledge and Practice Regarding Alcohol Use in Pregnancy and FASD

Carol Bower, Elizabeth Elliott and Jan Payne

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Improving health professionals’ knowledge about the effects of alcohol use in pregnancy is the key to early diagnosis, appropriate management and prevention of adverse outcomes. In Australia, there is a need to increase knowledge about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
(FASD) among health professionals.

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