Available Until 1/30/2027

Mastering Maternity: Clinical Pharmacist Insights into OB Physiology, Emergencies, and Resources for Contemporary Care

Planned in cooperation with the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-24-034-H01-P
Release Date:  01/30/2024
Expiration Date: 01/30/2027
Activity Type: Knowledge-based 
CE Credits:  1.0 contact hour, (0.10 CEUs)
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-Member – Not Available 

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Activity Overview 

The landscape of peripartum healthcare has changed over the years. Today, more women are presenting with advanced age, obesity, and complex co-morbid conditions. Many hospital systems do not have a dedicated pharmacist for these complex patients, and thus, care for these patients is often provided by a general clinical pharmacist.  This webinar will help the clinical pharmacist by providing an overview of obstetric (OB) physiology, common OB emergencies, and current OB resources. We will use case-based learning techniques and provide suggestions to optimize the care of the contemporary OB patient.    

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education with Commendation.

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of… pharmacists practicing in care settings that provide generalized obstetric care to patients and may or may not have a dedicated/specialized pharmacist trained in the nuances of the obstetric population.   

After completing this activity, the learner should be able to…

  • Identify physiologic changes unique to obstetric patients that affect medication pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics.
  • Describe what health trends have contributed to the increased comlexity of providing care to obstetric patients.
  • Discuss current contributors to increasing maternal mortality and pharmacotherapy options, treatment goals, and mortality prevention approaches to common OB conditions.  

  • Introduction and Announcements 

  • Presentation  

  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion 

Pam Reiter, PharmD (Moderator)
Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, CO 

Regis Lucia, PharmD
Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, CO 

Stephen Small, PharmD
Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, CO 

Sonia Peterson, PharmD
Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, CO  

Paul Paratore, PharmD
Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, CO  

In accordance with our accreditor’s Standards of Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ASHP requires that all individuals in control of content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if they have had a financial relationship with an ineligible company in any dollar amount in the past 24 months and the educational content that the individual controls is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. 

An ineligible company is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The presence or absence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. 

  • No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company. 

This activity consists of recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP Learning Center. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity. 

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