Medicines in Pregnancy – a recorded webinar

Sue Overton, MUS Team Administrator, Medicines Use and Safety (SPS)Event 15 December 2021Location Online via Webex

Find out what questions to ask and what information to consider when advising and managing medicine use during pregnancy

Date

15 December 2021

Location

Online via Webex

About the event

This month, Paula Russell addressed the topic of medicine use in pregnancy, including a discussion around COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy.

Why it’s important

To be able to evaluate the use of medicines in pregnancy safely and efficiently, with an understanding of the key issues involved, is relevant to any pharmacy professional involved in medicines management during pregnancy.

What was covered

Registrants were asked to send in their questions about the use of medicines in pregnancy and Paula incorporated these into her presentation.

The episodes include:

  • a brief introduction to teratology – how medicines can affect pregnancy outcomes
  • risk assessments
  • the principles that underpin prescribing in pregnancy
  • what resources are available to you
  • commonly asked questions.

Our recently launched SPS webpages Safety in Pregnancy were also highlighted. These have been designed to help you through the process of providing informed advice in a clinical area where there is often a lack of robust clinical evidence: the questions to ask, recommended resources, risk assessments, key principles and formulating advice.

Speakers

Paula Russell presented this webinar.

Paula is Principal Pharmacist at the Regional Drug and Therapy Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne.

This is a UKMI specialist centre for medicines in pregnancy and is part of the Specialist Pharmacy Service.

Recordings

The webinar was recorded in three parts and have been time stamped to help you find the section that is relevant to you.

Recording 1

Access recording 1

  • Teratogenicity (start – 16:46)
  • Physiological changes (16:49 – end)

Recording 2

Access recording 2

  • Timings and sensitivities (start – 09:05)
  • Prescribing in pregnancy (09:09 – end)

Recording 3

Access recording 3

  • Where to seek information and advice (start – 07:14)
  • Treating common conditions in pregnancy (07:15 – end)

Contact us

Medicines Information enquiries: nuth.rdtc.mi@nhs.net  or phone 0191 2824631

https://rdtc.nhs.uk

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