At what gestational age does the average Emergency Department (ED) send a mom to L&D?
Does the ED always stick to hospital protocal?
Oct 7, '07
Well let's see how the rules are for us. In triage it is 12 wks. On my antepartum unit there is no age limit. We have had 9 weekers with hyperemesis or uncontroled diabetes. Vaginal bleeding is also a common one. Sometimes if the issue is not pregnancy related they will go to an medical floor where we go up twice a day to monitor the patient. But the physicans don't like that so most of the time they come to us.
Last edit by DEB52 on Oct 7, '07
: Reason: correct spelling