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Ectopic pregnancy – the midwife’s role in the community

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Original languageEnglish
JournalNursing in Practice
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2016

Abstract

Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is estimated to occur in one out of 80 women.1 Midwives and nurses are often the first port of call for a woman and therefore the importance of understanding the signs of symptoms of EP to ensure prompt referral and accurate advice is essential.2,3 This article will discuss signs and symptoms and discuss best practice guidance (CG154) from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).4

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