[PDF] Guideline 156: Children and young people exposed prenatally to alcohol

Source:
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network - SIGN
Publisher:
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
Publication date:
30 January 2019

Abstract

(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.