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Should your center’s future include medical services? Medical Essentials will help you, your board, and your medical staff explore the rationale of expanding into this new, pro-life area of high-value professional service. Bring Medical Essentials to your organization to help guide your steps for bringing medical services to your clients and community.
Medical Essentials covers the planning, implementation, and principles important to pregnancy and women’s well-being. The manual also includes the tools your center needs to navigate and comply with U.S. regulatory standards.
From adding ultrasound and STD/STI testing to abortion pill reversal and more, Medical Essentials is your go-to guide for adding and improving the tools and expertise you need to help each client make the healthiest choice for everyone involved in an unexpected pregnancy.
Part I: Our HistoryPregnancy Help and the Pregnancy Medical Clinic: A Developing Model
Part II: Getting Started & Funding Medical ServicesIntroductionAlternatives to Direct Provision of Medical ServicesAre We Truly a Medical Clinic?General Steps to Establishing Medical ServicesMedical Advisory Board: An Effective Support for Pregnancy Help CentersStrategic PlanningCommunity ResearchDeterminig Your ServicesDetermine Whom You Will ServeReview of Internal CultureMedical Services Strengthen Your AppealBudget Estimate for Medical Services (Limited Ultrasound)Medical Services Development GuidelinesHeartbeat International Medical Services ChecklistMedical Services Sample Organization Chart with Physicians on StaffMedical Services Sample Organization Chart with Well Developed Paid Staff and Governing Board (Also Showing Medical Staff)
Part III: Client EducationPregnancyFetal DevelopmentEquipping Staff to Discuss Abortion ProceduresContraceptives ChartSTI Information
Part IV: Principles of OperationFederal RegulationsLicensingMedical RecordsServing MinorsLocal Codes and RegulationsInsurance and Liability
Part V: Pregnancy TestingUrine Pregnancy TestingPregnancy Testing Administered by Medical PersonnelPregnancy Tests Administered by Trained Non-medical StaffSerum hCG Pregnancy TestVerification of Pregnancy TestPrenatal Vitamins
Part VI: UltrasoundUltrasound RegulationsSonography in the PHO
Part VII: Pregnancy Confirmation and Prenatal CarePregnancy Confirmation ExamsPrenatal Care (Partial/Full)Birthing Center
Part VIII: Abortion Pill ReversalPrimary Goals of the Abortion Pill Rescue Network as a ProgramHow Your Center Can Help Clients Wanting Reversal of Chemical AbortionReferring Clients to the APR HotlineAbortion Pill Rescue Network TrainingFAQs of APR Callers
Part IX: STI/STK ServicesQuestions to Ask Yourself When Adding STI Testing/Treatment ServicesAdvantages of Adding STI ServicesGetting Started with STI Services
Part X: Staffing and CompensataionPersonnel RecordsQuality Assurance ProgramCompensation for Medical PersonnelLPNs Providing Medical Services in Pregnancy Help OrganizationsGeneral Medical Personnel PoliciesMedical Personnel Health PoliciesSample Job Descriptions
AppendixHeartbeat International Resource ListNotes
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