Date15 December 2021
LocationOnline 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.
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.
The webinar was recorded in three parts and have been time stamped to help you find the section that is relevant to you.
- Teratogenicity (start – 16:46)
- Physiological changes (16:49 – end)
- Timings and sensitivities (start – 09:05)
- Prescribing in pregnancy (09:09 – end)
- Where to seek information and advice (start – 07:14)
- Treating common conditions in pregnancy (07:15 – end)
Regional Drug and Therapeutic Centre enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0191 2137855
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