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Poster: Communication Tips For Medical Assistants

When it comes to communication strategies, there are clear winners and losers in terms of impacts on patient health, especially when talking about stigmatized behaviors, such as alcohol consumption and pregnancy.   Download "Communication Tips

Walk & Talk: Summer Safety

The Walk & Talk products are a way for medical assistants to maximize the limited time they have with patients during appointments. The brief walk from the waiting room to the exam room is an

Walk & Talk: Healthy Pregnancies

The Walk & Talk products are a way for medical assistants to maximize the limited time they have with patients during appointments. The brief walk from the waiting room to the exam room is an

Zoom Background: FASD Virtual Backgrounds

Many of us are now frequently using videoconferencing platforms to attend meetings and provide telehealth. Using a virtual background during these sessions is a way to both share a message and protect your privacy (if

Walk & Talk: Alcohol Awareness Month

The Walk & Talk products are a way for medical assistants to maximize the limited time they have with patients during appointments.  The brief walk from the waiting room to the exam room is an

Script and Postcard: Walk & Talk Healthy Over the Holidays

The Walk & Talk products are a way for medical assistants to maximize the limited time they have with patients during appointments.  The brief walk from the waiting room to the exam room is an

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 Alcohol misuse is a public health problem, and like other public health problems, early detection and

Infographic: How Much is Too Much?

Drinking too much includes: Women 8 or more drinks a week 4 or more drinks within 2-3 hours Men 15 or more drinks a week 5 or more drinks withing 2-3 hours Under 21 Any

Poster: Words Matter!

Using thoughtful language can improve communication with patients, especially those who are pregnant or may be pregnant. Say This Person with an alcohol use disorder Person in recovery A developing baby' alcohol exposure can reach

Toolkit: Planning and Implementing Screening and Brief Intervention for Risky Alcohol Use

Planning and Implementing Screening and Brief Intervention for Risky Alcohol Use: A Step-by-Step Guide for Primary Care Practices This guide is designed to help an individual or small planning team adapt alcohol SBI to the

FASD Prevention Communication Skills Training

Medical assistants play key roles in promoting behavioral health Medical assistants play an important role in promoting behavioral health among patients. As part of a larger medical team, MAs are vital ingredients in a health

CDC FASD Trainings

Check out many FASD trainings and resources at the CDC website. Instructions for enrollment View training opportunities and enroll

FASD Primer for Healthcare Professionals

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Preventing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies: The Key Role Of The Medical Assistant

Curriculum Downloads: 1 Hour Training   Download Training Slides (1 Hour Training) Download Training Flyer (1 Hour Training) 2 Hour Training   Download Training Slides (2 Hour Training) Download Training Flyer (2 Hour Training) Download

aSBI Course Materials

Download Alcohol SBI Client Education Brochure   Download Health and Wellness Form Download Generic Drinking Agreement Download Alcohol SBI Pocket Guide Dowload Tips for Approaching Primary Care Leaders for SBI   Video: Using Alcohol Screening

Introduction to FASDs: The Medical Assistant’s Role

Download Training Slides (2 Hour Training)   Download Training Slides (1 Hour Training) Download Training Flyer (Full Page)   Acknowledgments The Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: The Medical Assistant’s Role Curriculum was developed for

Toolkit: FASD Competency-Based Curriculum Guide

Systematic efforts to educate healthcare and allied health professionals contribute toward the goals of better alcohol screening and intervention for women at risk for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy and identification and treatment for individuals living with

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FASD Awareness Month – CASAT OnDemand

[…] The second useful website for behavioral health professionals is the Medical Assistant Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Practice and Implementation Center (Medical Assistant FASD PIC). “The overall goal of the Medical Assistant Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Practice and Implementation Center (Medical Assistant FASD PIC) is to introduce, improve, and sustain the knowledge and practice behaviors of medical assistants (MAs), particularly MAs certified by the American Association of Medical Assistants, in preventing and intervening with risky and hazardous alcohol use which are supported by the adoption of evidence-based interventions in clinical practices. Specifically, this project is focused on reducing and ultimately preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies by way of utilizing medical and allied health professionals working on interprofessional health care teams who have access to patients who are pregnant or are of reproductive age. Here is more information about the partnership between the Medical Assistant FASD PIC and the AAMA.” Two important products of the Medical Assistant FASD PIC are the Introduction to FASDs: The Medical Assistant’s Role training and the FASD Competency-Based Curriculum Guide. Additional courses and guides on a variety of topics from an FASD Primer for Healthcare Professionals to FASD Prevention Communication Skills Training and even a poster, Words Matter!, about using thoughtful language to improve communication with patients are available on the Medical Assistant FASD PIC products page. […]