Infertility: Elective Single-Embryo Transfer (eSET)
FRIDAY, SEPT. 12, 2014
Mark Leondires, MD, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut
Infertility is a fairly common occurrence, wherein about 15 percent of couples are unable to conceive after six months to one year of attempting pregnancy. There are medical treatments that are specific to assist infertile couples with conception, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF involves the transfer of an embryo into a woman’s uterus with the hopes of leading to a healthy pregnancy. Despite a significant push from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) promoting eSET, more than 85 percent of IVF successes are as a result of the transfer of multiple embryos, with the attended risk of a multiple gestation. This session will review the infertility standard of care pathway, the benefits of eSET and strategies to increase the use of eSET.
- Evaluate the infertility pathway standard of care of single-embryo transfers.
- State the benefits of single-embryo transfers.
- Apply strategies to increase the use of single-embryo transfers.
These materials are intended ONLY for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that attended the presentation, "Infertility: Elective Single-Embryo Transfer" held at 11:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. This session was part of the "23rd Annual National Conference" held in Chicago, Ill. on Sept. 10-12, 2014.
The prerequisite to this process is completing the 23rd Annual National Conference Post-Assessment and Evaluation. If there is a Prerequisite section above and the Status field is blank, click on '23rd Annual National Conference' to open the Assessment and Evaluation.
- 0.75 ACPE - Pharmacist