Continuing Professional Development: The paramedic and gynaecology

OverviewThis module will introduce the subject of common gynaecology-related presentations and link their relevance to paramedic practice. It will explore irregular periods, heavy periods, painful periods, painful sex, pelvic inflammatory disease, menstrual-related tensions, sterilisation and termination of pregnancy.Learning OutcomesAfter completing this module the paramedic will be able to:Recognise the gynaecological issues that may present as pre-hospital emergenciesKnow the underlying causes of these gynaecological conditionsBe aware of polypharmacy and its disadvantages when treating period painsIdentify and treat symptoms that present after termination of pregnancy

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