Do you know how long alcohol remains in your blood stream?

If you are pregnant the fetus can have the same blood alcohol content or higher than the mother and it remains at that level for a longer period of time.

 

BAC 1 

 
                               

 

New FASD diagnostic categories in Australia

The Australian FASD Diagnostic Instrument has adopted the concept that Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) be used as a diagnostic term. A diagnosis of FASD can be divided into one of two sub-categories:

 

  • FASD with three sentinel facial features (similar to the previous diagnostic category of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome)
  • FASD with less than three facial features (this encompasses the previous diagnostic categories of Partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Neurodevelopmental Disorder - Alcohol Exposed)

 

Australian Guide to the diagnosis of FASD

The Guide was produced to assist clinicians in the diagnosis, referral and management of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It contains the Australian FASD Diagnostic Instrument and information about how to use the instrument.

 

E-Learning modules for health professionals involved in FASD diagnosis

The modules support the use of the Australian FASD Diagnostic Instrument and Guide

 

 

 

 

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