The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. ACNM is partnering with The Arc to create educational resources for our members to learn more about the prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD).
The Arc?s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention Project encourages healthcare providers to screen women of childbearing age for alcohol use and inform them about the dangers of using alcohol during all phases of pregnancy.
Another partner, the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, has developed a one-hour, online course that healthcare professionals can take to obtain continuing education credits. This course, Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, reviews outcomes associated with prenatal alcohol exposure and discusses how healthcare providers can help detect and address risky drinking in patients that are pregnant or of reproductive age. Physicians can earn up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Nurses Practitioners and Nurses can earn 1.0 contact hour, including up to 0.5 pharmacology hours.
For more information about the course and the FASD Prevention Project, please visit www.thearc.org/FASD-Prevention-Project.