Part Two: eCase Challenge*
Multiple sclerosis typically affects women of childbearing age and can influence fertility, pregnancy and decisions regarding breastfeeding. Management of a pregnant patient with MS or a patient contemplating pregnancy presents many unique issues and can be quite challenging.
eCase Challenges are interactive, text-based case studies designed to integrate the educational objectives into day-to-day clinical practice. The video "Clinical Pearl" summarizes key clinical aspects of this activity
It is important to emphasize that the questions and answers discussed in this program must be individualized to the specific circumstances of each patient and their acceptance of risk.
Healthcare professionals, specifically, neurologists, internists, family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses and other providers involved in the care of patients with multiple sclerosis.
- Recognize the importance of providing preconception counseling to all patients of childbearing age in order to reduce reproductive risks
- Apply the most recent evidence concerning the reproductive safety of approved DMTs when counseling patients with MS who are considering pregnancy or those who are pregnant
- Summarize and provide context for the available data (animal and human) concerning the reproductive safety of newer and emerging DMTs
- Assess the available evidence regarding DMTs and male reproductive health in order to effectively communicate their potential risks to male patients with MS
- Discuss the evidence on the safety of DMTs used during lactation, in order to optimize outcomes for patients with MS who breastfeed their infants
- Implement evidence-based treatment strategies to optimize the management of postpartum relapses
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 Attendance
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