Medical Termination of Pregnancy Protocol, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Mifepristone Day

  • Ensure case-notes and appropriate documentation available.
  • Check consent form is signed
  • Check certificate A has 2 signatures.
  • Ensure confirmed intra-uterine pregnancy.
  • Complete paperwork in ICP/electronic record
  • Check the patient is sure of their decision.
  • Administer mifepristone 200mg PO in accordance with drug kardex. Patient may go home thereafter.
  • Advise patient to return to the place of administration if she vomits within 1 hour.
  • Ensure advice is given to the patient regarding pain and/or bleeding she may experience over the following 24-48 hours.
  • Ensure the patient has the ward telephone number.
  • Advise the patient to bring appropriate clothing for admission.


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