Since women access the health care system regularly before, during, and after pregnancy, maternal health care providers are well positioned to conduct universal screening for alcohol and other substance use. This contact with a health care provider can also serve as a unique opportunity to provide interventions, treatments and strategies to mitigate the impact of alcohol use on fetal development, postnatal health and maximize the potential for favourable outcomes. This online course summarizes current recommendations about alcohol use during pregnancy, and describes best practices for screening, intervention and treatment. The content has been developed to help mitigate barriers to treatment (such as stigma, addiction, trauma, and mental health) that are commonly experienced by women with problematic alcohol use.
This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. You may claim a maximum of 4.0 hours for this course.
Once you have registered, you can access the course by going to your profile and clicking on "Go to SOGC Online Platform".
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