This case is part of a series being generated for the CFPC SharcFM series.
This particular case deals only with the very early issues in a pregnancy. Follow along with Poppy's pregnancy as she goes through a series of prenatal adventures. While each case will be standalone, there is also benefit to exploring the case series longitudinally to see how her pregnancy unfolds.
-- Explore some common issues in early prenatal care
-- Develop awareness of costs of common investigations
-- Demonstrate critical thinking around common screening measures
-- Develop awareness of how use of an EMR can improve practice
Target learner groups: primarily late stage medical students, Clerks and early Residents. Clinical faculty may want to use the issues raised in this case to explore some other teaching issues, such as around ethics.
2nd place winner in the CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2011-12.
The CHEC-CHEC Virtual Patient Challenge is designed to recognize excellence in e-learning among Canadian healthcare educators and learners and highlight the utility of virtual patients for learning, teaching, and assessment. The Challenge is an initiative of the AFMC-Infoway Physician in Training e-Health Curriculum and eLearning project. The focus of the challenge is on virtual patients that incorporate the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other e-health components that can be used to improve patient care.