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Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Initial Evaluation & Management of Patients Presenting
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Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Initial Evaluation and Management of Patients Presenting to the ED in early pregnancy
Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy is very common and has a potentially life-threatening complication—ruptured ectopic pregnancy. Most emergency physicians were trained using a traditional “rule out ectopic” algorithm that incorporated the use of beta hCG and a discriminatory threshold; however, this algorithm has not been validated. This learning activity, based on ACEP’s clinical policy, reviews the evidence surrounding diagnosis and management of patients with suspected ectopic pregnancy and recommends a change in practice based on this evidence.
Earn up to 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM—free to ACEP members.
- Develop an evidence-based approach to the evaluation and management of emergency department patients with pregnancy-related complaints.
- Explain the appropriate use of pelvic ultrasonography in pregnant patients with vaginal bleeding and/or abdominal pain.
- Discuss the utility and limitations of quantitative beta human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) levels and discriminatory zones.
- Describe the use of methotrexate in patients with ectopic pregnancy.
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The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 2 hours of ACEP Category I credit.