Christina Nurmahi will present an introduction to maternity for pharmacists. This webinar will include the general principles of prescribing in pregnancy, an overview of the physiological changes of pregnancy and its impact on drug handling, risks to the pregnant woman and her infant, and reliable resources to use when assessing the safety of drugs in pregnancy.
The session is suitable for specialist pharmacists starting out in Maternity Services or for general pharmacists in primary or secondary care seeking to gain a better understanding of medication use in pregnancy.
Aim and Learning outcomes:
The aim of this webinar is to provide an introduction to the general principles of prescribing in pregnancy, taking into consideration the physiological changes in pregnancy and risk to infant, and utilising appropriate medication resources to guide decision making.
After this webinar, participants should be able to:
- Discuss risks of medication and general principles around prescribing in pregnancy
- Describe the physiological changes in pregnancy and how they influence drug handling in this patient group
- List appropriate resources for drug information in pregnancy
Christina Nurmahi, Women & Newborn Care Group Lead Pharmacist, University Hospital Southampton
Christina has been a Womens Health Pharmacist for over 20 years and has gained a wealth of experience over that time in providing pharmacy services to maternity patients.
Zoe van Zuylen, Lead Woman’s Pharmacist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust