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Misoprostol for Treatment of Incomplete Abortion: A Training Guide

Published:
Nov. 2012
Type:
Training Guide
Topic:
Pregnancy Failure and Miscarriage
Authors:
Ipas and Gynuity Health Projects

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This tool was developed for program planners and trainers of clinical providers who are interested in the introduction of misoprostol for incomplete abortion services. It describes evidence-based regimens and practical considerations for introducing the method as part of postabortion care services, especially as related to low-resource settings. The training guide offers a range of ways to prepare health care providers to introduce the method, including detailed information on • Efficacy, safety and acceptability; • Eligibility criteria and precautions; • Dosing, timing and routes of administration; • Visit schedule and management of complications; • Counseling and information provision; • Integration of misoprostol into existing postabortion care (PAC) services The guide includes a CD-ROM to guide delivery of didactic information, including a series of PowerPoint presentations. The slide sets can be found at the end of the PDFs.

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