SUBSTANCE USE AND HEPATITIS C INCLUDED IN NEW PREGNANCY GUIDELINES

March 9, 2018

SUBSTANCE USE AND HEPATITIS C INCLUDED IN NEW PREGNANCY GUIDELINES

The 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines: Pregnancy Care have been released and provide updated evidence-based guidance to maternity service providers and other relevant healthcare professionals. This edition contains updates on a number of topics, including Hepatitis C and substance use. The guideline encourages routine Hepatitis C testing at the first antenatal visit and advises all health professionals to ask women about alcohol and other drug use in a non-judgemental way to enable referral and access to support from alcohol and drug services.

 

You can access the Guidelines here (Large File Download - 6.5MB PDF)