Bleeding in Early Pregnancy - 15-GANN-F3-0171

Bleeding in Early Pregnancy

Paramedic Assessment and Treatment

by Guy H. Haskell, PhD, JD, REMT-P and Diane B. Johnson, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, TNCC
(4.4 / 694 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (1.00 CEH)

Price: $5.00
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Vaginal bleeding is the most common cause of presentation to EMS during the first trimester of pregnancy. It accounts for 1.6 % of all ED visits annually. Women who present with this symptom are more likely to be young, black, Hispanic or uninsured. The number of women who present with this complaint and miscarry has been reported to be between 11% and 50%. About 80% of these miscarriages will occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. This program will inform paramedics about the major causes, critical signs and appropriate triage of bleeding in early pregnancy.


The purpose of this bleeding in early pregnancy continuing education program is to inform paramedics about the major causes, critical signs, and appropriate treatment and triage of bleeding in early pregnancy. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the four major causes of bleeding in early pregnancy
  • Describe key questions to ask during triage
  • List the critical signs that suggest ectopic pregnancy or inevitable miscarriage

Accreditation Information
This course is designed for EMTs and Paramedics.
This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Advanced CEH by OnCourse Learning, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
This course is also approved by the Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (provider # 50-1489) for 01/28/2016 to 12/01/2016.
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Course Originally Released on: 7/23/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/15/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/25/2018

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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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melissa b - Arvada, CO  ·  Aug 18, 2018
It was just what I needed
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Dianna B - Tampa, FL  ·  Aug 15, 2018
Go course very informative
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JENNIPHER R - Cape Coral, FL  ·  Aug 11, 2018
This course was a good refresher
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Sina J - Caldwell, TX  ·  Aug 09, 2018
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KATELYNN B - naples, FL  ·  Aug 08, 2018
wonderful session about bleeding!
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