Drugs during Pregnancy: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 So let's wrap up this video series.

    00:02 More than half of pregnant women take at least one medication or more during their pregnancy.

    00:08 Remember, drugs follow the same placental route taken by oxygen and nutrients that are needed for the fetus's growth and development.

    00:15 Now, the original A, B, C, D, and X pregnancy categories have been replaced.

    00:20 We now use 3 narrative sections with multiple subsections of the PLLR.

    00:26 Placental drug transfer can cause harm but it's not all bad news.

    00:30 It can also be used to help the fetus by giving the medication to the mother that is needed by the fetus.

    00:37 Now, there's significant changes in a woman's body during pregnancy.

    00:41 These changes can impact drug disposition and dosing.

    00:45 Pharmacokinetic processes of absorption, distribution, metabolism excretion in a pregnant woman are impacted.

    00:53 Thank you for watching our video today.

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    The lecture Drugs during Pregnancy: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Medication Safety (Nursing).

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    1. Drugs take the same placental route to the fetus as oxygen and nutrients
    2. The distribution of drugs is increased in pregnancy
    3. Vascular volume is increased during pregnancy
    4. The original A, B, C, D, and X pregnancy risk categories are still used for newly approved drugs
    5. Delayed gastric emptying during pregnancy increases the absorption of drugs

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     Rhonda Lawes

    Rhonda Lawes

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