Early pregnancy assessment unit
In light of the current advice for social distancing of pregnant women it has been necessary to revise the referral criteria for EPAU.
The following changes have been made:
• No referrals for reassurance scans. eg recurrent miscarriage, asymptomatic previous ectopic, anxiety, previous molar.
• Any bleeding before 6/40 without acute pain should be asked to do a UPT in 2 weeks and NOT booked in for scan after the 6/40 point.
• No follow up scans for home medical managements. They should be asked to do a UPT in 3 weeks if this is still positive then for EPAU referral.
• No follow up scans for post TOP or medical management where heavy bleeding has occurred. They should be asked to perform a UPT in 3 weeks if this is still positive then for EPAU referral.