Alcohol and Pregnancy: The More You Know Season 2

Learn about Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs), and how to talk to your patients about unhealthy alcohol use.

In this new 3-part series we take an in depth look at how Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) affect individuals and families.  We interview experts in the field and hear how to screen for alcohol use in pregnant patients and for prenatal alcohol exposure in pediatric patients. We discuss how to talk to families about referring a child for an FASD assessment. We meet a mother who was told by her prenatal care provider that it was safe to drink during her pregnancy and hear about her son who was diagnosed with an FASD. Finally, we talk to a young adult who is affected by an FASD.
 

If you do not need Continuing Education Credit, please feel free to listen on Spotify, Apple, Amazon Music or wherever you get your podcasts.

 

Here are links to an FASD poster for your clinic and an FASD resource page for you. 
PDF iconB SMART Alcohol and Pregnancy Poster.pdf
PDF iconB SMART Alcohol and Pregnancy Resources Table.pdf

 

Episode 1 – Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

18 Minutes
We interview Dr. Yasuko Yamamura from the University of Minnesota about how, when and why to ask prenatal patients about their alcohol use, and listen in on a standardized patient session demonstrating screening for alcohol use in pregnancy. We also begin our conversation with Sue, a mother whose adult son has an FASD.

 

Episode 2 – Identifying Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

27 Minutes
We interview Dr. Vincent Smith of Boston Medical Center and Boston University to learn more about FASDs and how to screen for prenatal alcohol exposure in pediatric populations. Once again, we listen in on a standardized patient session, this time demonstrating screening for prenatal alcohol exposure in a child who is having behavioral problems. We also hear from Sue again about her son’s journey to an FASD diagnosis.

 

Episode 3 – Supporting individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

28 Minutes
We Interview Dr. Marilyn Augustyn, of Boston Medical Center and Boston University about the complexities of evaluating a child for an FASD and how to talk to families. We hear from Kendra Gludt of Proof Alliance about how best to support people living with an FASD. Finally, we talk to Finn, an inspiring young adult living with an FASD. 

 

Date of Launch:  October 31, 2022
Date of Expiration:  October 30, 2023

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, and members of the healthcare team.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    • 1.25 MA Risk Management
  • 1.25 ANCC
    Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • 1.25 Participation
Course opens: 
10/31/2022
Course expires: 
10/30/2023
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Episode 1 – Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

We interview Dr. Yasuko Yamamura from the University of Minnesota about how, when and why to ask prenatal patients about their alcohol use, and listen in on a standardized patient session demonstrating screening for alcohol use in pregnancy. We also begin our conversation with Sue, a mother whose adult son has an FASD.

18 minutes

Episode 2 – Identifying Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

We interview Dr. Vincent Smith of Boston Medical Center and Boston University to learn more about FASDs and how to screen for prenatal alcohol exposure in pediatric populations. Once again, we listen in on a standardized patient session, this time demonstrating screening for prenatal alcohol exposure in a child who is having behavioral problems. We also hear from Sue again about her son’s journey to an FASD diagnosis.

27 minutes

Episode 3 – Supporting individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

We Interview Dr. Marilyn Augustyn, of Boston Medical Center and Boston University about the complexities of evaluating a child for an FASD and how to talk to families. We hear from Kendra Gludt of Proof Alliance about how best to support people living with an FASD. Finally, we talk to Finn, an inspiring young adult living with an FASD. 

28 minutes

 

Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, Course Director and faculty, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Marilyn Augustyn, MD, MPH, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vincent C. Smith, MD, MPH, is a consultant to Sobi.

Yasuko Yamamura, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty members do not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.

 

Carmela Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN, Nurse Planner, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ilana Hardesty, Program Manager, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Physicians
Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Risk Management
This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

Nurses
Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 1.25

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    • 1.25 MA Risk Management
  • 1.25 ANCC
    Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • 1.25 Participation
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