What do you need to know about Gravida and para?
EMTs need to know how to calculate gravida and para for use in the field and for the NREMT exam. Learn all about gravida/para and TPAL here and then check out the gravida and para examples towards the bottom of this page. • Gravida is the number of times the mother has been pregnant. This includes the current pregnancy if your patient is pregnant.
What is the abbreviation for gravida para abortus?
GPA is the abbreviation for gravida, para, abortus. Sometimes, GPA terminology is combined with TPAL terminology. The patient is gravida 3, 3-0-0-3. Accompanied by Arabic numbers, G, P, and A (or Ab) describe the patient’s obstetric history.
What’s the difference between Gravida and para EMT?
1 Gravida is the number of times the mother has been pregnant. This includes the current pregnancy if your patient is pregnant. 2 Para is the number of viable births, greater than 20 weeks gestation. In some regions it may be > 24 weeks. 3 Anatomical Planes and Terms 4 Rule of Nines for Burns 5 Best Pants for EMS
What does primigravida gravida mean in obstetrics?
primigravida gravida 1, G1: 1 pregnancy; secundigravida gravida 2, G2: 2 pregnancies; nullipara para: 0 offspring; Other Obstetrical Terms. Amniotic fluid: Fluid in a sac surrounding the fetus. Apgar scoring: Rating system measuring newborn babies’ general condition on a scale from 1 to 10. Cephalic delivery: Normal childbirth when the head
How are multiple pregnancies reported in gravity and para?
When recording gravity and para you are reporting the number of pregnancies and number of births, not the number of children. For this reason, multiple pregnancies such as twins or triplets will count as only one birth in para or TPAL. Test out your understanding of gravida and para with these sample questions below.
When to use Gravida and parity in pregnancy?
Therefore, if the woman is pregnant with twins, triplets, quadruplets etc., the gravida is just ONE. Parity is the number of times a woman has birthed or completed a pregnancy (meaning the baby is no longer inside mom’s body) at 20 weeks gestation or greater. When you are trying to determine the parity, keep the following in mind: