Ectopic Pregnancy Case Study

2h CPD

This case study will examine the assessment and management of a patient presenting to the Emergency Department with severe abdominal pain and small vaginal bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy. The case study will allow participants to understand the significance of ectopic pregnancy, the consequences of mis-diagnosis, the gynaecological assessment of a patient presenting with symptoms of abdominal pain and/or vaginal bleeding (with or without a prior known positive pregnancy test), the investigative tests required, and the options for management once a diagnosis is made.

Please note: The contents of this module will no longer be accessible once completed.

At the completion of this module, participants will be able to: 

  • Define ectopic pregnancy and state the risk factors for ectopic pregnancy

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of ectopic pregnancy

  • Describe the principles of assessment and management of a patient presenting with pain and bleeding in the first trimester

  • Identify the options for management of an ectopic pregnancy

  • Appreciate the emotional, psychological and physical impact of an ectopic pregnancy for the patient and their family, and identify appropriate support services

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When you join the ANMF you receive $400 module credit each year as part of your full membership.