Many individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) receive medical treatment that is poorly managed, and are often prescribed a high number of psychotropic medications by their doctors. This is partly because doctors have little guidance when prescribing medications for their patients with FASD.
A panel of experts recently developed a new medication algorithm to help guide treatment for FASD. The algorithm is a “decision-tree” type guide to help doctors decide which medications to prescribe for individuals with FASD based on their symptoms. The algorithm can be applied to adults, as well as children and adolescents aged 7 and above. The algorithm will help to reduce the number of medications prescribed for individuals with FASD, and ultimately improve their quality of life.
Dr. Mela will describe how the algorithm was developed, how doctors may be able to use it in their practice, and how individuals with FASD and/or their caregivers may be able to ask their doctors to use the algorithm in their treatment.
1. Identify the reasons for poor quality of medical care for individuals with FASD, and the consequences
2. Identify how a medication algorithm can improve the quality of care for individuals with FASD
3. Gain a basic understanding of how to use the medication algorithm in treatment for individuals with FASD
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*Please note this Spark: Live webinar will begin at 11:30am ET, 30 minutes later than our usual start time, due to Remembrance Day.Time
Nov 11, 2020 11:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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