Prescribing for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers Course # 40076

Instructor:

Amiee Ho OD

Section:

Pharmacology

COPE Course ID:

57467 PH

Expiration Date:

April 3, 2021

Qualified Credits:

1.00 credits - $39.00


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will give an overview of the physiological and pathological systemic and ocular changes that pregnant women can experience. Before prescribing for these potential conditions, it is important to discuss and understand the evolving pregnancy categories/labeling of medications. Finally, there will be a review of applicable optometric medications to avoid and safe to use for pregnant and lactating patients.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • To review pregnancy categories and labeling of medications
  • To review how pregnancy can affect pre-existing conditions
  • To review pathological ocular changes that can occur during pregnancy
  • To review medications to prescribe and avoid during pregnancy
  • To review physiological systemic and ocular changes that can occur during pregnancy
  • To highlight some statistics on pregnancy/nursing mothers and medication use

STEPS TO TAKE COURSE:

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Medication Use During Pregnancy