Obstetrics and Gynaecology

In these sessions we will use contrasting case studies of patients who have presented to the ED and had a final diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, and threatened miscarriage. The Department of Health though Western Health has developed a DVD Precious 10 which is recommended viewing for all emergency clinicians. 

Learning objectives

  • To use a diagnostic approach that does not miss ectopic pregnancy
  • To manage women with bleeding in early pregnancy in an appropriate and compassionate way
  • To understand appropriate use of B HCG and ultrasound, including consent for trans-vaginal ultrasound
  • To manage hyperemesis gravidarum safely

Recommended pre reading

  • Hughes T & Cruickshank J. Adult Emergency Medicine at a Glance. Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.  Chapter 23 Obstetrics and Gynaecology problems.
  • Pre Lecture quiz (to be done prior to lecture): Download here or  complete online   

Learning resources - presentations and self directed workbook cases

Other learning resources