Methotrexate for Ectopic Pregnancy

October 24, 2019

Methotrexate is an effective treatment for ectopic pregnancy, an emergent condition that needs to be assessed quickly and efficiently. While we currently have an order set and therapy plan that help guide clinical decisions, further education will help facilitate prompt treatment. 

UPMC Pinnacle pharmacists will have a better understanding of ectopic pregnancy and the urgency it presents.  They will be able to quickly assess patient orders for methotrexate and appropriately intervene if necessary.

Target Audience

Hematology/Oncology

Obstetrics/Gynecology

Learning Objectives

Describe ectopic pregnancy and summarize risk factors, clinical presentation, and medications for treatment

Identify treatment parameters to ensure safe administration of methotrexate.

Recognize an appropriate dose of methotrexate for ectopic pregnancy.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course opens: 
10/24/2019
Course expires: 
11/25/2019
Event starts: 
10/24/2019 - 4:45pm
Event ends: 
10/24/2019 - 5:45pm

Methotrexate is an effective treatment for ectopic pregnancy, an emergent condition that needs to be assessed quickly and efficiently. While we currently have an order set and therapy plan that help guide clinical decisions, further education will help facilitate prompt treatment. 

UPMC Pinnacle pharmacists will have a better understanding of ectopic pregnancy and the urgency it presents.  They will be able to quickly assess patient orders for methotrexate and appropriately intervene if necessary.

UPMC Pinnacle
Harrisburg, PA
United States

Accreditation Statement     

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

The assigned universal program number(s) is:  0481-0000-19-137-L01-P

 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/24/2019
Course expires: 
11/25/2019
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