From Conception to Delivery: A Pharmacist-Focused Review of Recent Advances in Prenatal Supplements

Mary M. Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, and Kavitha S. Dalal, PharmD
Published Online: Monday, November 19, 2012
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From Conception to Delivery: A Pharmacist-Focused Review of Recent Advances in Prenatal Supplements

Mary M. Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, CGP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Piscataway, New Jersey
Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Kavitha S. Dalal, PharmD
Pharmacy Field Manager
Clinical Adjunct Professor
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Piscataway, New Jersey


Disclosures

The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose:

Faculty: Mary M. Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, and Kavitha S. Dalal, PharmD

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education (PTOCPE) Planning Staff: Judy V. Lum, MPA, and Elena Beyzarov, PharmD

Pharmacy Times Editorial Staff: Jennifer Whartenby and David Allikas


Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Review updated recommended daily allowances for vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in pregnancy.
  2. Examine the similarities and differences of available OTC and prescription prenatal supplements.
  3. Discuss prenatal supplement requirements for special patient populations.
  4. Explore the pharmacist's role in educating patients and prescribers on the differences between available prenatal supplements and counseling on the importance of patient adherence.

Target audience: Pharmacists
Type of activity: Knowledge
Release date: November 5, 2012
Expiration date: November 5, 2014
Estimated time to complete activity: 2 hours
Fee: This lesson is free online

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