This is a GP targeted education session to improve management of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy in the community.
Pregnancy‑related nausea, with or without vomiting, occurs in 50 to 70% of pregnancies, with an onset around 4-10 gestational weeks when the antenatal patient is in the care of the general practitioner. Common terms such as ‘morning sicknesses normalise this often-debilitating condition and may act as a barrier to appropriate treatment. Fears of medication safety in early pregnancy may also predispose to suboptimal treatment.
This event will focus on:
- discussion of clinical changes identified in the 2019 Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (SOMANZ)
- and introducing the Community Rapid Response Service (ComRRS) with regard to home hydration in hyperemesis gravidarum.
- Dr Emily Ware-Emily is a General Practitioner (GP) with an Advanced Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Emily is also a Clinical Editor for Tasmanian Health Pathways
- Dr Lindsay Edwards-Consultant Obstetrician & Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, TAS
The Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy – Community HealthPathways Tasmania, based on the SOMANZ 2019, will be used to:
- outline the appropriate assessment of a patient presenting with nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP)
- adequately diagnose hyperemesis gravidarum
- optimally and safely manage NVP in the community setting with non-pharmacological and pharmacological strategies
- appropriately refer and access community supports for women suffering hyperemesis gravidarum.
This GP fact sheet about ComRRS may be useful to review prior to the event.