Table 1. Differential Dx Early Pregnancy Bleeding

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Release Date: April 2013

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Expiration Date: April 2014

Estimated time to complete the educational activity: 0.50 hours

Program Description: From the April 2013 issue of The Clinical Advisor: Vaginal bleeding in the
early stages of pregnancy. A number of potential causes of vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy must
be considered when deciding what type of management is required.

Target Audience: This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Activity Objectives: After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Identify the most common cause of fetal demise and subsequent spontaneous abortion.
  • Name the condition reported by approximately 75% of women with ectopic pregnancy (EP).
  • List the diagnostic test most frequently used to diagnose EP.
  • Explain the management options for a woman with an unruptured EP.
Credits Type Accredition Statement Designation Statement


AAPA Category I CME Credit

This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs.

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 0.50 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of January 2013. Participants may submit the self-assessment at any time during that period.


CE for Nurses

Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.50 contact hours of credit. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty: Kimberly Walker, MPA, PA-C
Emergency Department
Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville, Ga.

Kathy Dexter, MLS, MHA, MPA, PA-C
Assistant Professor and Clinical Director
Physician Assistant Department
Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Ga.

Bonnie A. Dadig, EdD, PA-C
Associate Professor and Chair
Physician Assistant Department
Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Ga.


The author has no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.

Accredited Provider:

Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education and American Academy of Physician Assistants

CME credit earned by Physician Assistants on or through The Clinical Advisor is provided by Haymarket Medical. That is the name you should search for when entering your information on the NCCPA site.

Method of Participation: There are no fees for participating in and receiving CMEcredit for this activity. During the period February 2013 through February 2014,participants must: 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, 2) study the educational activity, 3) complete the posttest and submit it online.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed post-test with a score of 70% or better.