Virtual Learning Community

National Medical Assistant FASD

Virtual Learning Community

Meeting for Medical Assistants anywhere in the US

4th Saturday of the month

FASD Toolkit: Enhancing the Role of Medical Assistants

FASD Toolkit:

Enhancing the Role of Medical Assistants

A toolkit to increase the capacity of primary care practices to reduce risky alcohol use and promote alcohol-free pregnancies. 

ANOTHER COVID-19 RISK FACTOR

ALCOHOL AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM: ANOTHER COVID-19 RISK FACTOR

Studies show an increase in alcohol purchasing and consumption since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

FASDs are completely preventable

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur when an individual is exposed to alcohol prenatally. To prevent FASDs, alcohol should not be consumed during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant.

Medical Assistants are key

“CMAs (AAMA) are the key communication links between patients and providers, and are uniquely positioned to motivate patients to avoid or stop dangerous alcohol consumption.” – Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA, AAMA Chief Executive Officer and Legal Counsel