About this Course
This course is a recorded (home study version) of the CE Finale Encore Webinars.
Upon completion of this application based CE Activity, a pharmacist will be able to:
|· Review the prevalence and major causes of infertility|
|· Explain the role of medications in infertility treatment, including those for assisted reproductive procedures|
|· Optimize care and counseling for patients experiencing infertility|
Release and Expiration Dates
Released: December 22, 2021
Expires: December 17, 2024
1.0 hours of CE
|The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.|
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians are eligible to participate in this application-based activity and will receive up to 1.0 CE Hours (or 0.1 CEUs) for completing the activity ACPE UAN 0009-0000-21-053-H01-P, passing the quiz with a grade of 70% or better, and completing an online evaluation. Statements of credit are available via the CPE Monitor online system and your participation will be recorded with CPE Monitor within 72 hours of submission.
Kelsey Giara, PharmD
Freelance Medical Writer
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BOOSTING THE CHANCES OF CONCEPTION: FERTILITY MEDICATIONS AND THE PHARMACIST
• REVIEW the prevalence and major causes of infertility
• EXPLAIN the role of medications in infertility treatment, including those for assisted reproductive procedures
• OPTIMIZE care and counseling for patients experiencing infertility
1. Which of the following is TRUE about infertility?
A. Infertility affects 1 in 8 heterosexual couples
B. Every cause of infertility is identifiable and treatable
C. People should seek assistance after 6 months of trying to conceive
2. What is the leading cause of anovulatory infertility?
A. Diminished ovarian reserve
B. Polycystic ovary syndrome
C. Premature ovarian insufficiency
3. Which of the following accurately describes cetrorelix acetate?
A. It is a GnRH agonist used for IVF stimulation
B. It increases ovarian FSH and LH production
C. It prevents spontaneous ovulation during IVF
4. Which would be added first in a typical antagonist IVF stimulation protocol?
A. Progesterone in oil
B. Follitropin beta
C. Nafarelin acetate
D. Ganirelix acetate
5. A 32-year-old female patient is filling progesterone in oil at your pharmacy, and she indicates that she is two weeks post-embryo transfer after IVF. She complains that the injection is very painful and asks if you have any advice. Which of the following is the best counseling point for this patient?
A. Apply a heating pad to the injection site after injection
B. Keep the medication in the refrigerator until it is time to inject
C. You should only need this one more week, try to stick it out