This material is courtesy of the SEME program. SEME (Supplemental Emergency Medicine Experience) is a program funded through the DFCM, University of Toronto and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Senior Editor: Yasmine Mawji MD, Editor: Shirley Lee MD. Peer Reviewer: Maria Ivankovic.
Posted: August 21, 2015 Format: Website
Ectopic Pregnancy EM E-learning Module
The incidence of ectopic pregnancy is increasing worldwide. This rising incidence is believed to be due to an increasing rate of pelvic inflammatory disease. One retrospective study found that 18% of women presenting to the ED with abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding were diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy. This module will review the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of ectopic pregnancy.