(2019) Guideline 156: Children and young people exposed prenatally to alcohol - Full guideline. The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) develops evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland. SIGN guidelines are derived from a systematic review of the scientific literature and are designed as a vehicle for accelerating the translation of new knowledge into action to meet our aim of reducing variations in practice, and improving patient-important outcomes.
This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on measurement of alcohol consumption in pregnancy and consensus-based recommendations on:
* identification of children at risk of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
* criteria for diagnosis and use of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder as a descriptor
* the medical assessment
* physical examination
* sentinel facial features
* neurodevelopmental assessment
* the multidisciplinary assessment team
* special considerations in the neurodevelopmental assessment
* management and follow up of children and young people affected by prenatal alcohol exposure.