Bleeding risk assessment and treatment with dilation and evacuation procedures
2020 Annual Meeting Clinical practice
Topics include current guidelines, assessment tools and best practices in the evaluation and management of post-procedure hemorrhage.
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Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
This session will review clinical guidelines and contemporary risk assessment tools to evaluate for hemorrhage risk with dilation and evacuation. We plan to review strategies that address clinician and patient needs in freestanding clinics and hospital-based settings. We will also review current literature on tools to decrease bleeding during and after procedures.
Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, researchers, social workers, health educators and other healthcare professionals.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. List risk factors for hemorrhage with D&E procedures and who should have care at a referral center.
  2. Assess patients as low, medium or high-risk for hemorrhage prior to initiating cervical preparation for D&E.
  3. Select appropriate intraoperative measures to minimize and treat hemorrhage during D&E.
  4. Design an appropriate multi-specialty team for high-risk cases with the option to offer uterus-saving procedures or gravid hysterectomy, when indicated.

Physicians: The Society of Family Planning is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Family Planning designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. 
Physician Assistants: Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
Other Healthcare Professionals: All non-physician healthcare professionals who complete this accredited activity will receive a certificate documenting completion of the course and associated credit. Many societies and credentialing bodies accept accredited CME activities as long as the topic is relevant to the applicant’s field or discipline.
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