View the other Modules in this CSPE Core Curriculum Series:
Fertility Module #2: Infertility: Therapeutics and Medication Profiles
Fertility Module #3: Infertility: Protocols and Patient Management
Fertility Module #4: Fertility Care Considerations: Special Populations and Considerations
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Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system. It is defined for most couples as not being able to get pregnant or maintain a pregnancy despite having frequent, unprotected, appropriately timed intercourse for at least a year. It is estimated that during their primary reproductive years, that 10 to 15 percent of couples in the United States are infertile. This condition affects both women and men. It is believed that almost 7 million women and 4 million men are affected by infertility.
Module 1 reviews the physiology of reproduction and the effects of hormone regulation on reproduction. The risk factors for infertility as well as the diagnostic tests used in identifying infertility will be discussed. The types of assisted reproductive technology available will also be reviewed.
The target audience for this activity includes pharmacists and nurses.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Review the physiology of the reproductive endocrine system and how various hormones are regulated.
- Identify risk factors for infertility in both women and men.
- Explain appropriate diagnostic tests for the evaluation of an infertile patient.
- Discuss types of fertility treatment options.
Ann Scalia, BSN, RN, CNOR
Director, Clinical Education
AllianceRx Walgreens Prime
Nancy Harrington, RNC-REIN
Senior Specialist Clinical Education
AllianceRx Walgreens Prime
Release Date: September 1, 2021
Expiration Date: September 1, 2024
ACPE Credit Designation (Pharmacist CE)
This CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, LLC and the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP). ProCE, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-21-225-H01-P has been assigned to this home study knowledge-based activity. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. Completion of an evaluation and post-test with a score of 70% or higher is required to receive CE credit. Proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles. No partial credit will be given.
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by ProCE, LLC and Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO). Clinical Care Options, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Nursing Continuing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour.
It is the policy of ProCE, LLC to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its continuing education activities. Faculty must disclose to participants any significant financial interest or affiliation with companies that manufacture or market products discussed during their presentation.
Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.
The faculty and planners reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:
CCO and ProCE Staff have no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Jean Cherry does not have any relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Nancy Harrington, RN, RNC-REIN does not have any relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Ann Scalia, BSN, RN, CNOR does not have any relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Potential conflicts of interest were resolved with a peer review process provided by Jean Cherry, BSN, MBA.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
This activity is self-funded by NASP.
The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, LLC or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.