Prescribing in Pregnancy & Lactation Course # 40102

Instructor:

Amiee Ho OD

Section:

Pharmacology

COPE Course ID:

68208-PH

Expiration Date:

May 27, 2023

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 safe to use and to avoid for pregnant and lactating patients.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Review pregnancy categories and labeling of medications
  • Review physiological systemic and ocular changes that can occur during pregnancy
  • Review pathological ocular changes that can occur during pregnancy
  • Understand how pregnancy can affect pre-existing conditions
  • Highlight some statistics on pregnancy/nursing mothers and medication use
  • Review medications safe to prescribe and those to avoid during pregnancy (and nursing)

STEPS TO TAKE COURSE:

Listen to a Podcast.

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Upon completion and payment you will be issued a certificate.
Please send any questions or comments to mikibuckingham@pacificu.edu.

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