Obstetrics/Gynecology

Advanced Practice: Post Partum Hemorrhage

Delivering a baby in the emergency department is far from ideal and although all usually goes well, you need to be prepared in case it doesn’t. Shoulder dystocia gets a lot of hype because of those fancy corkscrew maneuvers, so instead of that we’re going to talk about another dreaded complication, post-partum hemorrhage.

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#EMconf: Are Trimester-Specific D-dimer Thresholds Ready for Prime Time?

Are you unsure if you can use D-dimer testing to aid in the diagnositic evaluation for DVT/PE in the pregnant patient?  This week's Critically Appraised Topic in conference discusses the use of trimester-specific D-dimer threshold testing in pregnant patients.  

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