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GTPAL System: Definition & Examples

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What does GTPAL stand for?

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1. Why is GTPAL important?

2. Beth is 39 weeks pregnant with her third baby. She has been pregnant 3 times. Her first pregnancy resulted in a baby girl born at 39 weeks gestation. Her second pregnancy resulted in a baby boy born at 38 weeks gestation. What is her GTPAL?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The GTPAL system is a quick way to communicate a woman's number of total conceptions, term pregnancies, preterm pregnancies, abortions and living children. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this. Some things you'll be assessed on include the definition and significance of GTPAL.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The meaning of each letter in GTPAL
  • The purpose and use of GTPAL
  • Examples of different GTPAL scenarios

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the GTPAL system
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret obstetrical information when given a GTPAL scenario
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define each letter of GTPAL

Additional Learning

To learn more about obstetrics, review the accompanying lesson GTPAL System: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define what each letter in GTPAL stands for and means
  • Distinguish between pregnancies and deliveries
  • Interpret different GTPAL scenarios
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