Medicines in Pregnancy

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1h 16m
Updated 27 Jun 2024 Certificate

This Ausmed Course outlines key pharmacological considerations and provides a risk-versus-benefit approach when dispensing or medication counselling in pregnancy.

Content

6 Video Units • 14 Questions
Pre-reflection
1 Question
Introduction
4m
Pretest
3 Questions
Impact of Medicines in Pregnancy
14m
Australian Categorisation
2 Questions
6m
Key Nutrient Requirements
3 Questions
13m
Medication and Common Conditions
2 Questions
13m
Assessment of Risk-Versus-Benefit
2 Questions
11m
Post-reflection
1 Question

What you'll learn:

1

Improved knowledge of maternal and fetal physiological changes and how drugs impact on fetal development.

2

Ability to educate patients about key nutrient requirements pre-conception and antenatally.

3

Describe an approach to managing medication in pregnancy for pregnancy-associated, pre-existing or episodic conditions.

4

Able to perform a risk-versus-benefit assessment when medication counselling in pregnancy.

Who it's for:

Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who are involved in the prescribing, dispensing and administration of medication to people who are pregnant.

Why it's needed:

For pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to assist in ensuring the safe use of medicines in pregnancy, a strong understanding of the risks-versus-benefits of medicines is required. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals are also required to have a strong foundational knowledge of maternal and fetal physiological changes that occur during pregnancy. This knowledge can lead to reduced adverse patient outcomes as well as aid in beneficial outcomes for patients.

Purpose

The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to:

  • Provide pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with up-to-date evidence-based knowledge on medicines used in pregnancy; and
  • Develop the confidence and competency of pharmacists handling requests or prescriptions for medications in pregnancy.

Topics

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Timeline
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Last updated27 Jun 2024

Published02 Sep 2020

Due for review30 Jul 2024
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Anyone involved in the creation of Ausmed content declare that they have no conflicts of interest. Generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used where possible.

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