Management of Tick Bites and Lyme Disease During Pregnancy
Lyme disease is emerging in Canada and pregnant and postpartum women may be at risk of contracting this condition that is transmitted by a tick bite from an infected blacklegged tick. Lyme disease is treatable; however, late stage infection that is left untreated can result in neurological, joint and cardiac involvement. This committee opinion reviews diagnosis of early localized and late stage infection, treatment options and preventative strategies specifically for pregnant women. After reviewing the committee opinion, members can complete the Guideline Resource Kit that includes an online quiz that will contribute towards continuing medical education credits. Members can also download resources including posters for use in clinical settings and plain language information summaries for the committee opinion (translated in multiple languages).
This event is an Accredited Self-Assessment Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal college of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hour.
Once you have registered, you can access the course by clicking on "Go to SOGC Online Platform" on the confirmation page.
This activity is for SOGC members only.
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