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Digital Seminar

OB Medication Update: The Latest Pharmacological Options for Pregnancy and Birth

Jamie Otremba, MSN, RN, CNM
5 Hours 56 Minutes
Audio and Video
Oct 11, 2022
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There have been big changes in everything from FDA medication labeling, recommendations for treating many of the major complications of pregnancy, and Covid 19 infection in pregnancy.

Jamie Otremba, MSN, RN, CNM, a practicing full scope nurse-midwife with extensive maternal child nursing experience, will break down the latest recommendations for the safest, most effective drugs to treat pregnant and laboring patients to improve outcomes, reduce risk, and improve patient satisfaction.  Watch this comprehensive one-day event….and earn up to 6.3 pharmacology CE hours!

You will take away the necessary tools to reduce complications related to Covid-19 in pregnancy. Did you know that recent Covid-19 infection is a contraindication to some drugs? Or that the thresholds and medications to treat pregnant patients with Covid-19 are different? Update your Covid-19 understanding on the vaccines, fetal and maternalnewborn transmission, when and how to treat, when to consider ventilation, and talking points for a quick and effective conversation.

But that’s not all! Jamie will also deliver the latest from evidence on over-the counter products that patients are using, hemorrhagic prevention and the best meds to treat the ‘Top 10’ pregnancy indications seen your own practice!


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

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Earn up to 5.75 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

Nurses - Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 356 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 5.75 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 

Nurses - Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 5.75 contact hours. Expires: 07/25/2025.

Nurses - California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 5.5 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Nurses - Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 5.5 self-study contact hours.

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Nurses - Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 5.75 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Physicians - Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 10/11/2022. It was last reviewed on 07/25/2022 and is valid until 07/25/2025.


Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

Physicians Assistants - Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 5.5 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 10/11/2022. It was last reviewed on 07/25/2022 and is valid until 07/25/2025


PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Nurse Midwives - Midwives

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 5.75 continuing education credit hours for Midwives. The Certificate Maintenance Program of the American Midwifery Certification Board recognizes and accepts for continuing education credit courses that are specifically applicable and pertinent to the practice of midwifery and by entities approved by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). This endruing material is certified for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 5.75 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Jamie Otremba, MSN, RN, CNM's Profile

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Jamie Otremba, MSN, RN, CNM, has over 25 years of maternal child nursing experience and is currently practicing full-scope nurse-midwifery at a progressive OB/GYN clinic in suburban Minnesota. Jamie has been active in program development and benchmarking in both clinic and hospital settings. She is also one of the medical directors for the Women’s and Children’s Service Line at a large hospital and medical center in Minnesota. Jamie served as an assistant professor at Minnesota State University and has practiced in women’s health care in a variety of settings, including labor and delivery, postpartum, antenatal, and community health nursing.

She has consulted area healthcare facilities on clinical and legal practice topics, and she continues as an investigator for several medication trials pertinent to obstetric and gynecologic issues. Additionally, Jamie has enjoyed sharing her vast knowledge and experiences as a preceptor for both medical and advanced practice nursing students. Her goal is to provide you with the latest pharmacological options for pregnancy and birth to ultimately improve the maternal and fetal outcomes of your own patients!


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jamie Otremba has an employment relationship with Allina Health and receives compensation as a national speaker. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jamie Otremba is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and the Network for LGBT Health Equity.

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  1. Evaluate the new FDA pregnancy safety labeling information to treatment conversations with pregnant patients.
  2. Analyze evidence-based recommendations for the best medication options to treat pregnant patients, while considering gestational age and comorbidities.
  3. Analyze safety of patient’s pre-pregnancy medications in pregnancy.
  4. Develop a plan of care with pregnant patients, to pharmacologically manage pregnancy complications, considering safety, alternatives, risk, benefit.
  5. Distinguish between risks of Covid 19 infection and vaccine in pregnant women.
  6. Assess medication appropriateness for a patient with a Covid 19 infection in pregnancy.
  7. Develop a nonbiased dialogue for discussing vaccines in pregnancy.
  8. Evaluate patient’s pain control needs and apply evidence-based recommendations for narcotic alternatives.


New FDA Pregnancy Safety Labeling
  • Risk summary explained
  • Examples
  • Highest risk medications
  • Historical poor outcomes
  • Risk reduction strategies
Top 10 Pregnancy Indications & Medications to Treat
  • How to decide on safest, most effective option
  • Current preferred drugs for each diagnosis
  • Consenting the patient
  • Preexisting diagnosis
    1. Depression/anxiety preferred medications
    2. Asthma/allergies
    3. Chronic hypertension, including new BP parameters & rational for treatment Pregnancy complications
    4. Nausea/vomiting: New FDA approved medications, when you need IV treatment &what to use
    5. Gestational diabetes: oral medications vs insulin & best insulin formulations in pregnancy
    6. GI reflux: If not Zantac—what’s next?
    7. Insomnia: OTC and prescription medication compatible with pregnancy
    8. Vaginitis: Safest medication by gestational age
    9. Pain: Including opioid prescription reduction strategies
    10. Preterm labor: Prevention mediation recommendations just changed
Vaccines in Pregnancy
  • Latest info on pros, cons & safety
  • Pearls on quick but effective patient teaching/interactions
  • Flu shot
  • TDAP
  • Covid 19 vaccine
Latest Labor and Delivery Medications News
  • VTE prevention and Covid 19: Aspirin, lovenox, heparin- when, how much, how long
  • Hemorrhage prevention and Covid 19: to TXA or not to TXA
  • Treatments for pregnant women with Covid 19
    • Medications
    • Monoclonal antibodies
    • Ventilation
Over-the-Counter Products in Pregnancy
  • Overview of uses and safety
  • Essential oils: Routes, indications, evidence on effectiveness
  • Homeopathics
  • Supplements
Putting It All Together
  • Case Studies
  • Healthcare Provider/ Patient Resource List

Target Audience

Health care providers who work with childbearing aged women, pregnant women, and on labor and delivery. Appropriate for nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, family practice providers. Both inpatient and outpatient information will be addressed.


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