The spectrum of disease and pathology related to obstetrics and gynecology range from non-life threatening to extremely dangerous. It is sometimes difficult to differentiate between those presentations. It is vital for pre-hospital providers to recognize which patients have the potential to become unstable.
The goal of this continuing education course is to educate providers about the prehospital evaluation and treatment of gynecological and obstetrical emergencies. Basic anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system, the prehospital evaluation of ob-gyn emergencies, pelvic pain, and infections are discussed. After studying the information presented here, will be able to:
- Describe basic female reproductive anatomy and physiology and how they relate to obstetrical and gynecologic emergencies
- Demonstrate a primary and secondary assessment on a female patient with an obstetrical or gynecological complaint
- Explain the pathophysiology of most obstetrical and gynecological emergencies
- Assess common, but non-life threatening gynecological complaints
- Distinguish between the many common sexually transmitted diseases
This course is designed for EMTs and Paramedics.
OnCourse Learning is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), formerly known as Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).
CEH Number and Category: 1.0 Basic
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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