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Valproate risks in pregnancy

Valproate risks in pregnancy

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Time to Complete

0.25 hours


August 9, 2017


November 13, 2017

Programme Description

This news article from MIMS explains the GP's role in making women aware of the risks associated with the use of valproate in pregnancy. Test your knowledge by answering questions after reading.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Recall the risks for babies exposed to valproate in utero
  • Ensure that women taking valproate understand the risks
  • Understand how to manage a woman taking valproate who becomes pregnant
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    MIMS Learning Editor


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.25 learning credits (0.25 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required