Anticoagulation in Pregnancy

This micro skills course covers the use of anticoagulants in pregnancy, with specific reference to the acute management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in pregnancy. The safety issues for the mother and fetus of unfractionated heparin (UH), low molecular weight heparins (LMWH) and warfarin are discussed.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Physicians

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Describe the advantages of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) over unfractionated heparin (UH)
  3. Highlight why it is the treatment of choice in pregnancy
  4. List the adverse effects of warfarin on the developing fetus
  5. Liaise with a pregnant patient, her obstetrician and obstetric anaesthetist about peripartum management of anticoagulation

Course provided in association with


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  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
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