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When a patient presents to an emergency department or urgent care centre, they should be given the best available information.

This updated fact sheet helps ensure clinicians and patients have access to easy-to-read information about different emergency conditions.

Give this fact sheet to your patients when discharging them from an emergency department or urgent care centre.

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Download our fact sheet to provide your patients with easy to follow guidance on bleeding in early pregnancy.

This fact sheet has the #withconsumers tick from the Consumers Health Forum of Australia

Bleeding from the vagina in early pregnancy (the first 12 weeks) is common. It is thought to happen in almost one in four pregnancies.

It is not always possible to find out why a woman is bleeding. The bleeding may be light or heavy, intermittent or constant, painless or painful.

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Centre of Clinical Excellence - Acute
Safer Care Victoria

Page last updated: 15 Jan 2021

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