Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a term used for a spectrum of conditions caused by fetal alcohol exposure. Nurses have an important role in asking women before and during pregnancy about alcohol use, assessing the risk of alcohol use, advising about the risks, assisting women to stop or reduce their alcohol consumption and avoid intoxication, and arranging further support as appropriate.
DANA is committed to increasing awareness, research and building capacity for early intervention of FASD. In recognition of this DANA has recently updated its position statement on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
You can access the full updated statement by clicking Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Revised 2017