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Anti-infective Drug Use in Obstetrics - Part I

Anti-infective Drug Use in Obstetrics - Part I

Anti-infective Drug Use in Obstetrics - Part I

Gerald G. Briggs, B.Pharm.
Gerald G. Briggs, B.Pharm.
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Launch date: 29 Sep 2017
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Last updated: 29 Oct 2018

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Description

Antibiotics and anti-infective drugs are frequently used during all stages of gestation. For the most part, this use is not associated with embryo or fetal harm and no effect of the exposure can be noted in the newborn. There are some notable exceptions, however, such as the direct toxicity from tetracycline drugs and some aminoglycosides, and the modification of the mother's normal bacterial flora by penicillins that may result in an increased incidence of severe sepsis in the newborn.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Discuss the important background information regarding the use of drugs in pregnancy, such as reproduction studies in animals, timing in gestation, and the pharmacokinetics of the drug.

2. Describe which antibiotics (penicillins, cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, fluoroquinolones, macrolides, tetracyclines, aztreonam, and chloramphenicol), based on available information, are considered safe for use in pregnancy.

3. Describe which antibiotics (listed in number 2) have the potential for causing harm to the fetus and or newborn if used during pregnancy or lactation.
Gerald G. Briggs, B.Pharm.

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Gerald G. Briggs, B.Pharm.
on behalf of e-Ed Credits

Gerald G. Briggs is a Pharmacist Clinical Specialist in the Perinatal Center of Women's Hospital, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach, California. He is also a Clinical Professor of Pharmacy for the University of California, San Francisco and an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

He is the primary author of the textbook entitled Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation, currently in its 6th Edition, copyright 2001, Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also has several publications in peer-review medical journals and has lectured at many institutions across the United States and Canada regarding the use of drugs in pregnancy and lactation.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 1.00 Hours

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