Antenatal Care for Alcohol Consumption during Pregnancy
Welcome to the eLearning module Antenatal Care for Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy.
This module is aimed at all health professionals providing antenatal care within New South Wales Health facilities. It outlines the need for addressing alcohol consumption during pregnancy as part of routine antenatal care and covers three key steps to providing recommended care - Assess, Advise and Refer. It includes practical scenarios showing best practice approaches to addressing alcohol consumption during pregnancy and demonstrates the use of eMaternity to support care delivery.
A certificate is issued on completion.
This module is about pregnancy and alcohol and is aimed at health professionals providing antenatal care to women during pregnancy.
Upon completion of this training module, you will be able to:
- explain the potential effects of alcohol consumption on pregnancy outcomes, the fetus and the child
- communicate the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guideline for alcohol consumption during pregnancy
- approach alcohol consumption with pregnant women in a manner that encourages honest disclosure of alcohol consumption
- use the AUDIT-C tool within eMaternity to assess a woman’s alcohol consumption during pregnancy
- provide appropriate advice and referral based on AUDIT-C risk level
- describe the considerations for addressing alcohol consumption with Aboriginal women in a culturally safe and sensitive manner.
This module is aimed at all health professionals providing antenatal care in New South Wales Health facilities. This includes midwifery and medical professions and Aboriginal Health Workers and may qualify for up to 0.5 hrs of Continuous Professional Development.